New Librarians: Dr. Weeks at the Museum, Mr. Keller in Fine Arts
Paul H. Mosher, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries has announced the appointment of two new Librarians who will "head Penn's Fine Arts and Museum Libraries into the next century."
Dr. John M. Weeks joins the University of Pennsylvania Libraries as Museum Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, succeeding Jean Adelman, who retired in June.
Dr. Weeks took M.L.S. and his Ph.D. in anthropology from the State University of New York at Albany. In 1981-1985 he served as senior indexer for Anthropological Literature, a quarterly prepared at Harvard's Tozzer Library. Since 1985 he has been social sciences bibliographer at the University of Minnesota, where he was also on the graduate faculty in anthropology and the graduate program in interdisciplinary archaeological studies. The author of several monographs, he recently published Introduction to Library Research in Anthropology (2 ed. Boulder: West-view, 1998). His research interests are in the late prehistory of the Caribbean and he is currently conducting archaeological investigations in the Dominican Republic.
William B. Keller is the new Fine Arts Librarian, succeeding Alan Morrison, who retired this fall.
Mr. Keller is a Yale alumnus with master's degrees in library service and history of art from Columbia. He began his library career at Yale's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, where he cataloged and published the Cary Collection of Playing Cards in four volumes. Mr. Keller has served as head librarian at the Maryland Historical Society and head of special collections at George Washington University. In these posts he acquired and made available collections ranging from Eubie Blake's compositions to the design archives of Washington D.C.'s Metrorail.
Mr. Keller comes to Penn from Johns Hopkins, where he was Reference Coordinator and Resource Services Librarian for History of Art, Classics, Near Eastern Studies and Music. Mr. Keller succeeds Alan Morrison who retired as Fine Arts Librarian in October, 1997.
Dr. Mosher said the appointments "further enhance the depth of scholarship that distinguishes the Penn Library staff, and continue the traditions of service and expert collection building established by Jean Adelman and Alan Morrison."