This article was originally published in the Almanac, volume 61, No. 31, on 04/21/2015. It can be viewed here in its original form.
Hannah Bennett joined the Penn Libraries as the head of the Fisher Fine Arts Library. In her new position at Penn, she oversees the operations of the Fisher Fine Arts Library, works to further develop its rich print and digital collections, designs and implements patron-oriented services and promotes engagement with a multifaceted faculty, student body and University community. Her experience and vision will be instrumental in guiding the Fisher Fine Arts Library, which supports study, teaching and research in contemporary and historical aspects of art, architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation, landscape architecture, studio art and urban design.
Prior to joining Penn, she served at Princeton University beginning in 2009 as librarian for the School of Architecture Library. While there, she directed all aspects of the library and oversaw a major renovation of the facilities. Prior to Princeton, Ms. Bennett was assistant director at the Arts Library at Yale University, where she implemented a novel instruction program for the Arts Library.
Ms. Bennett holds an MA in medieval studies from the University of York (York, England) and an MLS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She continued her studies by taking graduate courses in nineteenth-century European art and medieval architecture at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.