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Penn Libraries: Two Recent Appointments

September 28, 2010, Volume 57, No. 05


The Penn Libraries announce the appointment of Kim Hoftiezer to the position of Director of Library Human Resources. Ms. Hoftiezer will oversee the full range of human resources activities system-wide, including recruitment, employee and labor relations, and staff development and training.

“The Director of Human Resources is a very important position in any organization, especially one which, like ours, is embracing fundamental organizational change,” said Carton Rogers, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries. “We are thrilled to have someone with Kim’s level of professional experience in the role.”

Prior to coming to Penn, Ms. Hoftiezer was the Director of Human Resources at Burlington County College in Pemberton, New Jersey. She was responsible for recruitment, payroll, employee relations, labor relations, compliance, benefits/pensions and training. She was a key player in implementing systems that streamlined and improved the operations of the human resources department, among them Image Now, a document imaging system; PeopleAdmin, a talent management, applicant tracking, and performance evaluation software; and SoftTIME, which is a time and attendance reporting system that was adopted College-wide.

Ms. Hoftiezer also served as the Associate Director for Organizational Development at Edison State College, providing comprehensive human resources services to the college and its affiliate, The New Jersey State Library. Prior to beginning her career in human resources, Ms. Hoftiezer served as a Substance Abuse Counselor for the Department of the Army as a civilian employee. She also worked in Niagara Falls as a Drug & Alcohol Prevention & Education Specialist developing and conducting trainings for area K-12 schools.

Ms. Hoftiezer has a certification in Professional Human Resources (PHR) from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). She also has a MEd in marriage & family therapy from Springfield College, MA, and a bachelor’s in psychology from Eastern Connecticut State University.


The Penn Libraries also announces the appointment of Ian Bogus as the MacDonald Curator of Preservation in the Office of Collection Development and Management. This is an endowed position funded by Charles MacDonald, W’81, a member of the Libraries’ Board of Overseers.

Mr. Bogus will launch the Penn Libraries’ first system-wide preservation and conservation program by providing leadership and advocacy for the lifecycle management of physical and digital collections.

“Ian’s appointment comes at a critical time as we open a new, off-site shelving facility, undertake major renovations like the Special Collections Center, and significantly increase the number of digital objects we create locally,” said Mr. Rogers.

“We are very happy to have Ian guide the Libraries’ preservation efforts,” affirms Director of Collection Development and Management, Martha Brogan, “especially as we face increasing challenges to ensure that Penn’s collections are accessible to future generations of scholars.”

Before coming to Penn, Mr. Bogus served as the Head of General Collections Conservation at Yale University, where he oversaw conservation activities, monographic binding, and digitization projects for the University Libraries. Previously, he held the position of Preservation Specialist at Rutgers University, where he also received his BA in fine arts, MLIS, and certificate in preservation management from the Preservation Management Institute.

Almanac - September 28, 2010, Volume 57, No. 05