Pat Tomczak, M.S.L.S.

Emeritus Librarian

Particia Tomczak
  • 1800 College Ave
  • Quincy, IL 62301
  • Brenner Library
  • 217-228-5432 ext:3807

Patricia Ann Tomczak, (Masters of Science in Library Science, Wayne State University-Detroit, MI) has been dean of library and information resources since June of 2000.  She joined the staff of the Brenner Library in 1988 as public service librarian after working for two years at the Quincy Public Library.  Pat has special training in the care of rare books, photographs and documents, so in addition to her duties as library dean, she also manages the university archives and rare book collections including books dating from the 15th Century.

Pat enjoys creating thematic exhibits to ‘show off’ library materials. In recent years she has created exhibits on the Magical World of Walt Disney; Quincy University Chapel Centennial Celebration; the Centennial of World War I; and Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War (in partnership with John Wood Community College and the Lincoln-Douglas Interpretive Center in Quincy). She has published a few articles including an essay on the history of music at Quincy University for inclusion in the book The History of Music in Quincy and Adams County, and an article on Women and Religion for the Early Illinois Women website

Pat has served on several university committees, most recently as secretary of the academic assessment committee and she participates annually in the Presidential Scholarship Program Interview. Pat is a member of the American Library Association, the Illinois Library Association and the Catholic Library Association, and has presented at conferences, participated in webinars and annual meetings.

Pat has served as a board member of the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County; participated in a reader’s advisory panel for the Quincy Herald-Whig newspaper and is a volunteer at St. Francis Solanus Church in Quincy.

Pat enjoys reading and usually has two or three mystery novels at hand; watching Turner Classic Movies and PBS, and travel especially road trips around the region.