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About Anu Vedantham

Dr. Anu Vedantham joined Princeton University Library in 2019 as the Assistant University Librarian for Research Services.

She served previously as the Director for Learning and Teaching Services for the FAS Libraries at Harvard University. She received the 2018 Harvard Hero award for her work in reopening the Cabot Science Library as Interim Director for Science and Engineering Services. She directed the Weigle Information Commons at the Penn Libraries for nine years. Her research on global warming at the Environmental Defense Fund has been recognized by the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) as a significant contribution to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. At Stockton University, she directed the Southern Regional Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC), and served as Interim Associate Provost and Director of Instructional Technology. She served as Director of Grants and Community Initiatives at Stafford Township School District, and as Grants Program Officer at the Telecommunications Opportunities Program at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

She holds her doctorate in Higher Education Management from Penn's Graduate School of Education, her New Jersey Principal Certificate, her Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and her Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


2016 - Present Director of Learning and Teaching Services, FAS Libraries, Harvard University ‐ Harvard Library
2007 - 2016 Director, Weigle Information Commons, Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Higher Education Management, Educational Technology, and Environmental Traffic Models

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Honors and Awards

  • IPCC Certificate for Nobel Peace Prize 2007


September 2006 - May 2011 Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania ‐ Graduate School of Education
September 1991 - June 1994 MPA, Princeton University ‐ Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
September 1989 - June 1990 M. Sc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
September 1985 - June 1990 B.Sc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Contact Information

Rm B10, Lamont Library
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-998-5172


Contributions to Books (4)

Recent Works (1)

Research Works (1)

Articles (9)

Reports and Awards (5)

Presentations (3)

Doctoral Dissertation (2)