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Hope arranges and describes records from the Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica to make them available and accessible to researchers.

Hope’s experience before coming to Penn includes work in academic libraries and the book trade. Most recently Hope worked at the Library of Congress, through LAC Federal, as a Serials Bindery Assistant in the European Division. She interned with the University of Richmond to create MODS records for a collection of Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker’s sermons from his time at Canaan Baptist Church of Christ. At Salisbury University, she helped co-curate an exhibit “Capturing the Times” on a local photographer.

Hope holds a Master of Library and Information Science, with a concentration in Archives Management, from Simmons University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Bryn Mawr College.

Hope Jones