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Brigitte Burris

Brigitte Burris
Assistant Director for Collection Development and Analysis
Librarian for Germanic Languages & Literatures and Medieval Studies
Brigitte Burris is responsible for overseeing the development of the Libraries' collections to meet the diverse needs of the Penn community, the allocation and expenditure of the Libraries' collections budget, and the ongoing management of existing collections. In addition, she is bibliographer and liaison for Germanic languages and literatures.
Before coming to the Penn Libraries, Brigitte worked at the Biddle Law Library and at Penn State University in the Center for Medieval Studies and in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library. She holds an MA in Liberal Arts, focusing in medieval studies, from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MS in Library and Information Science from Drexel University. She also holds two BAs from Penn State, where she concentrated in medieval studies and the history of art with a minor in German. Brigitte is proficient in German, Middle High German, Lower Palatinate and Pennsylvania German dialects, French, and Middle English.
Office 218 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Contact info bweinst@upenn.edu 215-746-3863
Contact for assistance with German Studies | Collection analysis
Collection Responsibilities German Studies
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