Originally from Michigan, Scott got his start in libraries at Michigan State University in East Lansing, where he worked at the campus library as an undergraduate student. Upon graduating with a degree to teach history, he had a difficult time finding available jobs, so he returned to school to obtain his Master’s in Library Science. Scott went on to work in the publishing world with McGraw Hill for 26 years. After leaving publishing while stationed in Birmingham, a friend led him to the Gadsden community, where he found work as a librarian at the Gadsden Public Library and stayed for 12 years. Scott was the Adult Services Librarian, a job he is still performing as the open position has not yet been filled.
Scott said at McGraw Hill his life was very work-centered, but at the library he was able to balance community, family and work better. He became involved with community organizations including the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Etowah County (RSVP), Metropolitan Area Noon Nutrition Association (MANNA), Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), Council on Aging of Etowah County, American Red Cross of Etowah County, Habitat for Humanity and more.” (Gadsden Messenger – Sarrah Peters)
Craig, the Library Guy, is the current director of the Gadsden Public Library.