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Wes Loder

Michael Wescott Loder

I am the Assistant Librarian for the Schuylkill Campus of the Pennsylvania State University. I have been with the university since 1983.

I work in the Ciletti Memorial Library, a building we modestly believe to be the most beautiful and comfortable library in the University Libraries System.


The Reading Room on the main floor, dominated by George Luks' Painting of Necho Allen discovering Coal in Schuylkill County.

My work number is (570) 385-6238

E-mail is:

My family and I live in Deer Lake, a former resort town seven miles south of Schuylkill Haven where the campus is located. I am an active YA writer, like to hike and birdwatch, play the Highland Bagpipe and build with LEGO. I have been, at one time or another, a photographer, a media technician and media specialist, a spelunker and a mountain climber. I served four years in the United States Air Force (1967-1971) as a Photographic Services Officer. I have my BA from Union College in Schenectady, New York (1967) and both a MS in photojournalism (1974) and the MLS (1980) from the University of Oregon in Eugene. I have been an academic librarian for over thirty years and enjoy the work, the students and my teaching colleagues.

Follow links to more details concerning continuing interests of mine:

      • Link to my pages on my photography: Wes & Linda Photographs .

      • Link to my blog which includes commentary on my interests: Wes Loder's Books and Pictures

       • Link to my page on our trip to Austria and Switzerland in 2006: Europe 2006