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Charles is the liaison and bibliographer for Cinema & Media Studies and Germanic Languages & Literatures. He develops library collections focused on areas such as film theory, history of film, television studies, animation, screenwriting, and video and cinema production, and manages collections in German and other Germanic languages and those that support research of literature, history, culture, and film in German-speaking countries, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia. He also serves as a point person for research inquiries from Penn's Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics program. As Digital Outreach Librarian, Charles is a member of the Academic Engagement Council and contributes to teaching and research technologies projects, including applications and initiatives that support reference services. Charles serves on the executive board of Video Trust, formerly the National Media Market and Conference, an educational and advocacy organization that brings together film, media, and acquisitions librarians and educational media distributors. Charles holds a BA in World Languages and Literatures, in German and Russian Studies, from Lewis & Clark College, an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Pronouns: He, him, his

Professional Affiliation
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
Areas of Expertise
  • Cinema & media studies
  • Germanic languages & literatures
  • Organizational dynamics