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Anne Langley
Associate Dean for Research, Collections and Scholarly Communications
510 Paterno Library
Office: 814-865-0401
Fax: 814-865-3665

Awards, Distinguished Honors and Special Recognition



  • Bibliographer, James Joyce Quarterly (William Brockman)
  • Editor, Reference & User Services Quarterly (Diane Zabel)
  • Classical Music Editor, Basic Music Library 4th ed. (Amanda Maple)
  • Member, ACRL New Publications Advisory Board (John Meier)
  • Member, Editorial board, Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship (Diane Zabel)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Academic Librarianship (Diane Zabel)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Agricultural & Food Information (Amy Paster)
  • Member, Penn State Press Editorial Committee (William Brockman)
  • Member, Penn State Press Library Advisory Board (Eric Novotny)

Endowed faculty positions/Distinguished librarians

  • Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award; 2011 recipient Diane Zabel, an award established by the ALA in 1958 to recognize distinguished contributions in reference librarianship
  • Louis and Virginia Benzak Business Librarian;  Diane Zabel
  • Paterno Family Librarian for Literature;  William Brockman
  • Tombros Librarian for Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies; Chuck Jones
  • Distinguished Librarian;  Linda Musser

Named Spaces

  • Donald W. Hamer Maps Library
  • Fletcher L. Byrom Earth and Mineral Sciences Library
  • William and Joan Schreyer Business Library ;   
    • Richard F. DeFluri Seminar Room
    • Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library
  • Dahn & Krieger Group Study Room
    • Duff Instruction Room
  • George and Sherry Middlemas Arts and Humanities Library ;
    • Edward and Judith Anchel Music Seminar Room
    • Walter and Doris Goldstein Music and Media Center
    • Gray and O’Toole Family Reference Foyer
    • Joan D. Kerr Reading Room
    • Paterno Family Humanities Reading Room
  • Mellon Bank, N.A. Group Study, 206 Paterno
  • News and Microforms Library
    • Class of '94 Extended Hours Study Area
    • Thomas James O'Toole Reading Room

National Offices in Professional Organizations

  • Vice-President/President-Elect, Reference and User Services Association, 2010-2011 (Gary White)
  • Member-at-Large, Reference and User Services Association, Business Reference and Services Section, 2010-2011(Kevin Harwell)
  • Councilor-at-Large, American Library Association, 2009-2012 (Diane Zabel)
  • Director-at-Large, Reference and User Services Association, 2003-2004, 2006-2009 (Gary White)
  • Chair, Atmospheric Science Librarians International, 2009 (Linda Musser)
  • President, Reference and User Services Association, 2005-2006 (Diane Zabel)
  • President, Geosciences Information Society, 2004/2005 (Linda Musser)
  • Chair, American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Libraries Division, 2000/2001 (Linda Musser)
  • Chair, Intellectual Freedom Committee, American Library Association, 1997-2000 (Steven Herb)

Research Centers and Institutes

  • The Pennsylvania Center for the Book, affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress (Education and Behavioral Sciences Library)

Sponsored Projects and Events

  • Public Poetry Project, 2000- (Pennsylvania Center for the Book, Education and Behavioral Sciences Library, and Paterno Family Librarian for Literature)
  • Video Series, 2000- (Earth and Mineral Sciences Library)

Unique Collections