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 has oversight of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Area Studies, and collection analysis units of the Penn Libraries, as well as the Lippincott Library. She also represents Penn on various external committees and councils, including the Ivy Plus Libraries, Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI), NorthEast Research Libraries consortium (NERL), the HathiTrust, and the Center for Research Libraries. Before coming to the Penn Libraries in 2008, 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, and the Lower Palatinate and Pennsylvania German dialects.