Carrie Wardzinski is the inaugural research librarian for the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. In this position, Carrie's primary function is to assist the museum educator with research for permanent exhibits for the Trolley Museum's new space opening in 2020. She is also striving to create a research center - both lending library and archives - that is open to all interested in Pennsylvania's transportation history.
Prior to her position at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Carrie was an information specialist for PPG Industries from 2014 to 2018. While at PPG, she worked within the Research and Development library system. She primarily provided literature and patent searches, but also provided document delivery, cataloging services, interlibrary loan services, records retention, records management, and advised on intellectual property issues.
Carrie has been active in SLA since her student days. She currently serves as Chair of the Social Sciences and Humanities Division. She has also served as Secretary for the Chemistry Division, President of the Pittsburgh Chapter, and Employment Chair for the Pittsburgh Chapter.
Carrie lives in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with her partner, Mike, and her six year old son, Logan (affectionately known as the Tiny Overlord). She enjoys thrifting, collecting Pyrex, and making the occasional wooden cutting board or Adirondack chair.