Tom Rosko

Tom Rosko

Tom Rosko is Institute Archivist and Head of Institute Archives & Special Collections at MIT, a position he has held since 2003.

The MIT Institute Archive & Special Collections is comprised of Institute records and faculty papers, rare books, MIT theses, MIT publications, oral histories, and other materials documenting MITÕs history and its impact on the world, as well as the history of science and technology in the United States.

Rosko is responsible for overseeing strategic planning, collection management, public service, digital initiatives, resource development, donor relations, staff development, and outreach. As Head of the Institute Archives and Special Collections he also oversees MIT’s Records Management Program.

He is a member of several Institute and Libraries committees and working groups including the Institute Records Committee, MIT150 Planning Committee, and the MIT Libraries DOME (DSpace@MIT) Advisory Group. Rosko is active in the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and New England Archivists (NEA). His most recent professional presentations have focused on digital records and institutional repositories.

Before arriving at MIT, Rosko was University Archivist and Director of the Records Program at the University of Kentucky. Prior to that he held archives and records management positions at Princeton University, the American Civil Liberties Union, New York University and the New-York Historical Society. Rosko has a BA degree from Bucknell University and an MLS degree from Rutgers University.