Year of Graduation: 1993
English Concentration: Creative Writing
MFA, Playwriting, NEOMFA/Cleveland State University (2009) MLS, Kent State University (1999) BA, Creative Writing, Ohio University (1993)
Current Job Title
Head of Digital Library Programs, Case Western Reserve University
The Head of Digital Library Programs will plan, coordinate, prioritize, manage production of, and promote digital library initiatives. These include the digitization of special collections and other library materials, the development of digital repository systems to preserve and make accessible the intellectual output of Case Western Reserve University, and the implementation of discovery tools related to these initiatives.
Managing Librarian of Samuel B. and Marian K. Freedman Digital Library, Case Western University Reference Technology Librarian, Case Western University Director of Samuel J. Horowitz Pedatric Learning Center at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland
Hayes is a playwright attending Cleveland State University and is enrolled in the Northeast Ohio Masters of Fine Arts (NEOMFA) program. Tom is currently employed by Case Western Reserve University. Hayes’ most recent playwriting credit includes the successful 5-week run of Lord of the Burgeoning Lumber at convergence-continuum in 2008. Other activities include: The Appalachian Trail staged in CSU’s annual play festival at the Factory Theatre in 2004; Only Sing for Me which appeared in the CSU play festival in 2005; and co-writing credits on Lost Prospect (a moving play through downtown Cleveland) at the Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology in 2006. Tom’s play A Howl in the Woods was one winning entry in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Little Box competition in 2007; and Tom had co-writing credits on Know Your Future at the 2008 Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology. Tom also had the winning entry (A Howl in the Woods) in the 2008 New Plays Competition at convergence-continuum. Now renamed Lord of the Burgeoning Lumber, the play recently ended a very successful 5-week run at The Liminis theater. http://www.lordoftheburgeoninglumber.com. Tom earned his bachelor of arts in creative writing from Ohio University, and his masters in library science from Kent State University.