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Martha Brogan: Associate Librarian—Collection Development & Management
January 16, 2007, Volume 53, No. 18

Martha Brogan

The University of Pennsylvania Library announces the appointment of Martha L. Brogan to Associate University Librarian for Collection Development and Management. Ms. Brogan has a long and distinguished career in collection building and has earned national prominence for several recent studies on digital library development. 

Ms. Brogan will have primary responsibility for a $12 million acquisitions program, oversee a collection that exceeds five million volumes and supervise a staff of over 40 professionals with collection responsibilities. “In Martha we found a blend of great experience and leadership ability,” said Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, Carton Rogers.  “She has the knowledge to continue the outstanding work of her predecessors at Penn—librarians who built exceptional print collections—and she has the vision to help Penn meet the collection challenges of the digital age.”

Her experience in research libraries spans 25 years, beginning at the University of Minnesota where she was the library coordinator for West European Studies. She later moved to Yale as the social sciences bibliographer, and then to Indiana University as associate dean and director of Collection Development, 1998 to 2003. For the past three years, Ms. Brogan has been in high demand as an independent researcher and author, working under the auspices of the Council on Library & Information Resources (CLIR), the Digital Library Federation (DLF) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Ms. Brogan received a bachelor’s degree in French (Phi Beta Kappa) from Macalester College and she holds a master’s degree in international administration from the School for International Training (Brattleboro, Vermont) and one in library science from  the University of Minnesota. She participated as a fellow in the Frye Leadership Institute sponsored by CLIR, EDUCAUSE and Emory University in 2001 and as a NEH Summer Institute Fellow in 2006. Currently Ms. Brogan holds an appointment on CLIR’s Scholarly Communications National Advisory Committee.

Almanac - January 16, 2007, Volume 53, No. 18