The Patricia and Bernard Goldstein Director of Information Processing, supervises a staff of more than fifty people. Working with scores of high-end computers, these library professionals acquire, process, and catalog all of the material that replenishes the Library's store of knowledge: journals, books, newspapers, video recordings, microforms, and electronic resources.
"As the Library continues to adapt to the changing needs of our users, we must acquire and process new types of materials for our collections. We are grateful for Patricia and Bernard Goldstein's support of the Information Processing Center, which has given Library staff the tools to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing environment."
Since 2005, Beth Picknally Camden has been the Patricia and Bernard Goldstein Director of Information Processing, responsible for technical services at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Previously, she held positions at University of Virginia and University of Notre Dame. Beth holds a MS in Library Science from the Catholic University of America and a BA in English from the University of Notre Dame.
Beth is involved in professional organizations including the American Library Association (ALA), ALA Core, and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC). Beth is chair of the PCC Standing Committee on Training (SCT) and a member of the PCC Policy Committee (PoCo). Beth is engaged in international linked-data initiatives, and chairs the Share-VDE Advisory Council.