Tom O’Donnell, MLIS

 Tom O’Donnell is the current Director of the West Warwick Public  Library. He has 15 years experience as a library manager. He arrived at  librarianship as a career when the confluence of his 15 years experience  in the independent bookstore business and 10 years as a manager in  non-profit theatre led to a position at the Providence Public Library in  2001. A Master of Library and Information Studies degree with honors  from URI soon followed. : He believes libraries best serve as incubators  and outlets for the various creative impulses in their communities,  whether expressed in the cultural/arts, technology, education,  public/community service or any other transformative endeavor.