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Sal Caputo
Assistant Director, Facilities and Operations
Facilities Planning & Construction
Facilities & Operations
User Services & Resource Management
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
235 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
(215) 898-5948
Sal is responsible for building security, facilities maintenance, operations, housekeeping, mail room operations, and the interdepartmental library delivery service. Sal oversees the security and safety of Library patrons, staff, collections, and exhibits, as well as ensuring that Library spaces are clean and functional. In addition to these core responsibilities, Sal has operational oversight of minor renovation projects and facilities-related work requests and works closely with University Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) to recommend and coordinate facility renewal and maintenance projects in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Sal bridges relationships across campus and serves as the public safety liaison with the University's Division of Public Safety and fire safety groups. Before coming to Penn, Sal was the Security and Operations Manager for Princeton's Art Museum and Firestone Libraries, including the Firestone Library, the thirteen departmental libraries and Research Collections and the Preservation Consortium's (ReCAP) high-density storage facility (shared between Columbia, New York Public Library, and Princeton). Before that, Sal spent two decades working for the United States Department of Homeland Security, as a Physical Security and Buildings Program Manager, and as a Federal Police Officer. Sal has training and certifications in emergency response, antiterrorism, counterterrorism, crisis negotiations, HAZMAT response, and critical infrastructure protection, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from John Jay College.

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Division: User Services & Resource Management
Department: Facilities & Operations
Department: Facilities Planning & Construction