Emily Morton-Owens

I'm the Assistant University Librarian for Digital Library Development & Systems at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries (currently Acting Associate University Librarian for Library Technology Services). My interests include information architecture, extraction, and retrieval; discovery systems and integrated library systems; digital preservation; content strategy; and more.

Previously I've worked in a large urban public library, an academic medical library, a botany library, and a business library; and before library school in several small suburban public libraries, a bustling undergraduate library, and a university archive. I received my MSLIS from Drexel and a Master's in Computer Science from NYU. My BA is from Yale (German Studies with a concentration in History of Art) and I did a year at the Universität Tübingen.

My personal interests include classical music, foreign languages (especially German, French, and Dutch), playing the piano, urbanism, and (of course) reading.