As Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Rogers is responsible for planning, acquiring, managing, leveraging and preserving the knowledge and information resources that support Penn's instructional and research programs. He oversees 14 libraries on Penn's campus, the Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies in downtown Philadelphia, and the Penn Libraries' website with its vast digital resources....(For additional information click here.)
Mr. Rogers is an advocate for libraries in public and government arenas, and he represents Penn's interest in national and regional library consortia that enhance scholarly access to information. These consortia include the OCLC/RLG partnership, Lyrasis, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the American Library Association, the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science (PACHS), the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI), the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries, and the North-East Research Libraries Consortium. Mr. Rogers is currently on the executive boards of PACHS and PALCI, and he is a member of ARL's Transforming Research Libraries Group.
Mr. Rogers began his career in librarianship at Penn in 1975 and has held a number of positions at the Penn Libraries, including Head of Reference and Technical Services at the School of Medicine Library, Senior Business Administrator, Library Labor Relations Director, and Associate Director of the Goldstein Information Processing Center. He served in an interim capacity as Director of Special Collections, Director of Public Services, and Director of Collection Development and Management.
The Board of Overseers is an advisory board with roles and responsibilities defined by the Vice Provost and Director of the Libraries and the Office of the University Secretary. The primary roles of the Board of Overseers are to provide support and counsel to the Vice Provost and Director of the Libraries and to serve as ambassadors to the Penn Libraries locally, regionally and globally.