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About Martha L. Brogan

Martha Brogan is the Director of Collection Development, Global Studies & Scholarly Communication. She has primary responsibility for policy, planning and fiscal management of Penn Library's $15 million acquisitions program, overseeing a collection of 6 million volumes and guiding the work of thirty subject librarians with collection responsibilities. She provides campus leadership on issues related to managing Penn's collections, digital content development, area studies, scholarly communication and publishing alternatives. Her experience in research libraries spans 30 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. Ms. Brogan is the author of several reports about digital library development prepared 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 holds master's degrees in International Administration from the School for International Training (Brattleboro, Vermont) and 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.


Present Director of Collection Development, Global Studies & Scholarly Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut Street
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
PHONE: 215-746-3418


Social and Cultural History (1)

European Studies (3)

International Education (1)

Book Reviews (5)