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Brigitte Burris
Title:
Assistant Director for Collection Development and Analysis
Department:
Collection Development and Analysis
Division:
Collections & Liaison Services
Library:
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Office:
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Phone:
(215) 746-3863
Email:
Role:
Subject Specialist
Reference
Collection Responsibility:
German Studies
Medieval Studies
Liaison Responsibility:
Germanic Languages and Literatures
Medieval Studies
Specialty:
German Studies
Medieval Studies
Collection analysis
Language:
German
Middle High German
Lower Palatinate and Pennsylvania German dialects
French
Latin
Middle English
Biography:
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 is bibliographer and liaison for Germanic languages and literatures. Before coming to the Penn Libraries, 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, Lower Palatinate and Pennsylvania German dialects, French, and Middle English.

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Division: Collections & Liaison Services
Department: Collection Development and Analysis
Role: Reference
Role: Subject Specialist
Language: French
Language: German
Language: Latin
Language: Lower Palatinate and Pennsylvania German dialects
Language: Middle English
Language: Middle High German