ERIC Number: EJ711465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-15
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An Officer and a Librarian: Tom Rink--Tulsa Police Department
Library Journal, v130 n5 pS15 Mar 2005
Tom Rink may be the only librarian who is also a police officer. After years of the Tulsa police force, he was ready for a change. When a career exploration course showed he was ideally suited to be a librarian, he was amused. The son of two librarians, he had never even considered it. He did enjoy researching, writing, and exploring all kinds of knowledge, though, so he got his MLIS degree while continuing as a police officer. That's when his boss asked him to start a library for the police force. There was no budget for a librarian or for a library. So formally, Rink became a policy writer, responsible for grant-writing and researching. Informally, he was building a collection. This article summarizes the achievements of Tom Rink, a librarian and a police officer of the Tulsa Police Department.
Descriptors: Special Libraries, Librarians, Police, Library Development, Library Associations, Biographies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma