Amanpreet (Aman) Kaur
Aman is the inaugural Community Health and Engineering Librarian at Penn Libraries. As part of the Biomedical Library's Information Services team, she provides reference and instructional services. She also coordinates for the Inter-Professional Student Advisory Gatherings, the Penn Libraries' interprofessional networking event series geared towards health sciences students. For the rapidly growing School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aman assists with collection development and liaison services. In addition to working on Penn Libraries' strategic initiatives including Library Lounge and Expertise@Penn, Aman is engaged in planning community health outreach initiatives in collaboration with the Sayre Health Center, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Fight AIDS Library, and the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. Aman is the 2018 Chair of the Group On Library Diversity (GOLD) Executive Committee.
Aman came to Penn Libraries as the 2015 - 2017 Eugene Garfield Resident in Science Librarianship. During her residency, she received a 2017 Special Libraries Association Philadelphia Chapter Appreciation Award for serving as the chapter's first SLAConnect Liaison and its first Community Outreach Committee Chair.
Before coming to Penn, Aman worked as a Research Assistant for Reference and Instruction at the Rutgers University Libraries. She also completed work as an intern at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Resource & Learning Center, earning the 2015 Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey student award for her outstanding work there. Aman also served in the 2013 - 2014 Literacy AmeriCorps of Palm Beach County, where she developed Adult Literacy Services for the Boynton Beach City Library. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Rutgers. From Iowa State, she holds a B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences Education & Studies, with a minor in Engineering Studies. While at Iowa State, she also spent time abroad including a half-semester undergraduate teaching experience in Indonesia and two internships in Ireland. Aman currently holds secondary school teaching certifications.