Bennett, who will join Avery on October 7, comes to Columbia after more than four years at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries where she oversaw three divisions – the Fisher Fine Arts Library, the Penn Museum Library, and the Music Library – as well as the Materials Library and Common Press Letterpress Studio. She has served in other management roles at Penn including, most recently, the Assistant University Librarian for Humanities and Social Sciences.
“The Avery’s incomparable collections and services have been a critical bass note to my career in art and architecture librarianship,” said Bennett. “It’s an absolute honor now to be at its helm and, with its talented staff and faculty, to continue shaping the Avery’s pivotal role in the future of arts scholarship and education.”
For the official announcement, see Columbia Libraries’ News & Events page.