Tom Green

Greetings, cyberspace friends, after serving as a librarian for thirty-three years, committed to helping people find needed information in a timely manner and in the form needed, I retired from my position as Associate Director of Libraries and Head of Public Services for the Ohio Wesleyan University Libraries where I was responsible for the management of the Audio Visual Center, two branch libraries, circulation, instructional services, interlibrary loan, online services, reference and special collections. I enjoyed teaching the library component of several sections of English 105 and serving as the librarian liaison to the departments of Mathematical Sciences, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Sociology/Anthropology and the Neuroscience program.  

I'm listed in Who's Who in America, 2009 & 2010. In 2007, I was initiated into Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for religious studies and theology. In 2000, I was initiated into the Ohio Kappa Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, Ohio Wesleyan's philosophy honor society.  In 1999 I received the Robert and Bette Meyer Award, presented at the Baccalaureate Ceremony, which recognizes outstanding service to others exemplifing the mission of Ohio Wesleyan University.

My educational background includes a bachelor's degree with a major in philosophy from Willamette University, Salem, Oregon; a master of divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois; and a master's degree in library science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Chess is an important part of my life. I am a postal master (2273).   Since 1991, I have played in 57 U.S.C.F. rated events and my over-the-board rating is 1822 which places me tied as the 154th best active player in Arizona out of 1,386 (88.9 percentile) and 5,417 out of 58,795 (90.8 percentile) in the U.S. and my quick chess rating is 1892, both in Class A.  I am intrigued by

  1. the aesthetics involved with moving the pieces to achieve unusual and unexpected results;
  2. the systematic study involved in achieving greater understanding of chess technique; and
  3. the sporting elements involved in over-the-board tournaments, correspondence chess, and variants such as bughouse.

While working at Ohio Wesleyan I co-advised with Tom Wolber, a professor in the department of Modern Foreign Languages, the Bishops Chess Club. I am the President of the Prescott Chess Club. Since 1991, I have directed 53rated events with 161 sections. I am currently teaching chess at Franklin Phoentics in Prescott Valley, Arizona and available for private lessons in both Prescott and Phoenix.

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1996 Thomas A. Green

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Updated 15 November