Timothy Wherry is the library director at Penn State Altoona College's Eiche Library. Prior to working at Penn State, he worked as a special librarian, public librarian and academic librarian, focusing on engineering, scientific, business, and intellectual property information to library users. He also serves as a resource to local businesses and inventors. His research interests are in intellectual property and the challenges of applying intellectual property protection in the digital age. His work in these areas has led to a number of published articles and books on intellectual property, including the bestselling The Librarians's Guide to Intellectual Property in the Digital Age (ALA Editions, 2002).