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Bielavitz promoted to Library dean
Author: Currently
Posted: May 30, 2019

Recognized by his colleagues as a capable leader with a wealth of experience at PSU, Tom Bielavitz has been promoted to Library dean effective July 1. For the past 17 months, Bielavitz has served as interim dean. He joined the Library in 2006 and was most recently assistant librarian for administrative services, planning and digital initiatives. Bielavitz’s promotion was made following a review by a provost-appointed committee, which held an open campus forum with Bielavitz in mid-May.

Bielavitz earned a Master of Library and Information Science from Drexel University, Philadelphia, in 2005. He began his library career in 1993, first working in Blackwell’s Book Services distribution center in Blackwood, N.J. and then in its U.S. headquarters in Lake Oswego. In 2006, he accepted a position at the PSU Library as the assistant university librarian for administrative services and planning.