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New Student Orientation: Meet Your Librarians

We get it: the libraries have so much to offer, sometimes it can be hard to know where to start! Our librarians are here to help you navigate these complexities to find exactly what you need - whether you're working on a research assignment, trying to develop a new skill, or just looking to satisfy a curiosity. From African Studies to Digital Mapping to Veterinary Science, one of our specialists can help you explore the topic that interests you. View our welcome videos below and meet some of your librarians here at Penn. 


Get in Touch

Chat Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. |  Video consultations by appointment. 
Send us a question any time! We’ll respond in 24 hours or less. 
Meet your personal librarian. Find contact information for each of our 50 subject specialists. 

John Pollack
Rare Books and Special Collections


Shannon Robinson
History of Art, Fine Arts, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation


Brian Vivier
Chinese Studies


Mayelin Perez
Literatures in English and Theater Studies


Emily Esten
Judaica Digital Humanities


Girmaye Misgna
Mapping and GIS


Lauren Gala
Math, Physics, and Astronomy


Rebecca Stuhr
Classical Studies, Ancient History, Russian and Eastern European Studies


Aman Kaur
Engineering and Community Health


Matt Trowbridge
Business Research


Nick Okrent
World History, Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, and Philosophy

Liza Vick
Music

Deb Stewart
Anthropology and Archaeology


Melanie Cedrone
Earth and Environmental Science, Biology, Biomedical Reseach, and Medicine


Laurel Graham
Dentistry


Heather Hughes
Middle East


Rebecca Mendelson
Japanese and Korean Studies


Kelly Tuttle
Manuscripts of the Muslim World

Kevin Thomas
Business and Data Analysis


Lauris Olson
African Studies, Communication, Criminology, Political Science, Linguistics, Sociology, and Economics


Nick Herman
Medieval Studies


Bruce Nielsen
Judaica Studies


Richard James
Nursing and Medical Ethics