Anne Langley has been appointed the new associate dean for Research, Collections and Scholarly Communications for the University Libraries at Penn State. She will provide leadership, strategic direction and support for the Engineering, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Education and Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, Special Collections, and Business libraries and the Research Hub among other areas. Barbara I. Dewey, dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, notes, “Langley will be a key part of the Libraries’ administrative collective leadership team and will provide direction for research consultation and scholarly communications services.”
Langley adds, “I am looking forward to collaborating with my new library and campus colleagues as we find innovative ways to support the research, teaching and learning of the Penn State community of scholars.”
Langley comes to Penn State from Princeton University where she is the director of Scholarly Communications and head librarian for the Science and Technology Libraries. Previously she held several positions in the Duke University Libraries, including serving as head of the Chemistry Library, coordinator for the Science and Engineering Libraries and coordinator for Public Services Assessment. She has also held positions at North Carolina State University and the University of Tennessee.
Langley earned a Master of Science and Library Science from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Arts in English and creative writing from Georgia State University. She did additional undergraduate work in chemical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and work in chemistry and general engineering at Santa Monica College.
She has presented and written on a wide range of topics that have focused on collaboration, planning and assessment among other topics. She is active professionally and is currently the chair for the Coalition for Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) and a member of the advisory board for the University of Tennessee’s School of Information Science.
Langley will join the Libraries at Penn State on or before August 1, 2015.