Paul Thomas has been appointed head librarian of the Hoover Institution Library.
Thomas joined the Hoover Institution in 1977 as a librarian and since 1990 has been head of the Hoover Institution Library's catalog department.
Thomas will oversee all technical and readers' services operations for the Hoover Library.
He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in history, and an MLS degree, all from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Thomas succeeds Judith Fortson who retired on September 1 after 15 years at the Hoover Institution. During her career at Hoover, Fortson helped bring the Hoover Library preservation program national recognition. She also was instrumental in implementing the Institution's major program to microfilm the Soviet Communist Party Archives in Moscow. Fortson is the author of the 1992 volume "Disaster Planning and Recovery," which made her a leading authority in that field.
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