Orrery Society Volunteers
The Orrery Society was established by the Vice Provost and Director of Libraries in 2008 to recognize those individuals and groups who contribute to the enhancement of the Libraries’ information resources. The Orrery Society has two major objectives:
1. To expand access to scholarly information through term and endowed support for acquisitions, digitization and conservation, annual gifts in support of collections, and gifts of in-kind collections;
2. To expand University and alumni awareness of the importance information plays in helping the University achieve its scholarly mission.
The Orrery Society volunteer leadership is comprised of an Honorary Chair, two Co-Chairs, and a committee of council members known as the Orrery Society Council. The Orrery Society Co-Chairs develop and direct the objectives of the Orrery Society in outreach, fundraising, and programming as well as serve as liaisons on behalf of the Orrery Society to the Libraries’ Board of Advisors. Members of the Orrery Society Council serve as the Penn Libraries’ key ambassadors for collection development by being able to clearly articulate the importance of information resources to the scholarly mission of the University, and the need for support.
Orrery Society Volunteer Leadership