Hannah leads the Biomedical Library in the provision of the Library's full suite of offerings.
Hannah joined Penn in June 2020, coming from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where she was Head of Clinical Informationist Services at the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library. She began her career as a Medical Librarian at a pediatric hospital in Dallas, Texas, and then detoured to corporate librarianship, serving as Director of Research and Library Services for a global enterprise of advertising agencies before joining Emory. Mentored by the renown Dr. Ana Cleveland, Hannah is known for her team-building skills as well as for being passionate, positive, and proactive.
Hannah is an active member of the Medical Library Association on regional and national levels, and is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. In 2021, she was named the editor of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) annual surveys. Her research interests include diversity, equity and inclusion; the history and future of libraries; the history of medicine; information behavior, access, and organization; information and emotion; leadership and management; and organizational communication.
In addition to her MS and PhD in Information Science from the University of North Texas, Denton, TX, she holds a Certificate in Advanced Library Management from the same institution, and a BA in Forensic Anthropology from Millsaps College, Jackson, MS. In 2016, her dissertation was identified as one of ten "most notable" by the American Library Association.