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Robert Krall: Director of Departmental Libraries, Resource Sharing and Delivery Services
February 26, 2008, Volume 54, No. 23



The University of Pennsylvania Libraries has announced the appointment of Robert Krall to the position of Director of Departmental Libraries, Resource Sharing and Delivery Services. His responsibilities include oversight of the departmental units of the Penn Libraries, including the Science Libraries, Health Sciences Libraries, Fine Arts Library, Museum Library, and the High Density Storage Facility. Mr. Krall is also responsible for the Penn Libraries’ resource sharing and campus-wide delivery services.

Mr. Krall has guided Penn’s participation in a wide network of resource sharing efforts, including BorrowDirect, E-ZBorrow, and RAPID. His professional activities in this arena are numerous and global in scope. Mr. Krall serves as Project Manager for the multi-institutional BorrowDirect partnership, and is  Penn’s representative to regional consortia and the OCLC/Research Libraries Group Shared Resources Program (SHARES). A frequent speaker on resource sharing and access services, Mr.  Krall is currently involved in projects to support the library and information needs of Penn programs in Africa, including a project funded by the Elsevier Foundation to support Penn’s health care and medical education efforts in Botswana.

 “In this new position, Bob continues a career-long commitment to services that bring the Libraries to their users,” said Vice Provost & Director of Libraries Carton Rogers. “As the Penn community expands ever beyond the confines of West Philadelphia, Bob will help to lead us in partnerships and collaborations that have an international focus, fulfilling the University’s mission to engage globally.”

Mr. Krall’s previous positions at Penn include Assistant Director for Access Services and Head of Interlibrary Loan. He received his BA in history from Penn (C ’71) and his Master of Library and Information Science degree from Drexel University.


Almanac - February 26, 2008, Volume 54, No. 23