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Eric Janec

Eric received his MLS from Drexel University in 2012, and began working at the Penn Libraries Education Commons when it opened immediately thereafter. The Education Commons is entering its 3rd year of operation and serves students, faculty, and academic groups from across Penn’s campus. Eric’s responsibilities involve every aspect of running a library commons space: promotion and marketing of the Commons throughout campus, developing library-specific programming and partnering with other campus initiatives and programs to provide additional services for students and faculty, and maintaining the daily functioning of the Commons. The impact of space on services has been an area of interest for Eric as the space within the Commons itself as well as its location on campus created unique needs and demands for both ensuring the smooth operation of the space and providing for its future, and he presented a poster at ACRL 2013 on the impact of space on libraries and services.