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Appointments at the Penn Libraries
December 11, 2007, Volume 54, No. 15

Bryan Wilkinson: Financial Services   

The Penn Libraries announce the appointment of Bryan J. Wilkinson to director of financial and administrative services.

Mr. Wilkinson will have primary responsibility for a nearly $52 million annual operating budget, a $75 million endowment fund, and will supervise a staff of over 40 employees with responsibilities for finance, purchasing, building administration, and security. 

Mr. Wilkinson’s financial management experience began at The Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital where he worked as a financial counselor in the Admissions Department. Subsequent experience includes work as a financial analyst in the Anesthesia Department at MCP Hahnemann University, followed by work as the director of admissions at Graduate Hospital. For the past six years, he was the director of finance and administration in the University of Pennsylvania Student Health Service.

Mr. Wilkinson received a bachelor’s degree in commerce and engineering from Drexel University.

Douglas McGee: SEAS & Sciences


The Penn Libraries announce the appointment of Douglas McGee to assistant director for Engineering & Physical Sciences Libraries. Mr. McGee has been assistant engineering librarian at Princeton University and engineering reference librarian at the University of New Orleans. For the past five years, Mr. McGee was reference-bibliographer for Engineering and Weapons for the United States Naval Academy.

While at Princeton University, Mr. McGee actively participated in the design and complex relocation of the collections of the new engineering library. This particular experience will serve him well as the Libraries try to raise money for the renovation of Penn’s own Engineering Library.

Mr. McGee belongs to the Special Libraries Association and is a member of the Publications Committee of the American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Libraries Division. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and a master’s degree in library science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



Almanac - December 11, 2007, Volume 54, No. 15