Assistant Director for Access Services
Lori Rowland is the Assistant Director for Access Services at Biddle Law Library. She is the proud leader of a fine staff who deliver high quality patron services to the members of the Penn Law community. Prior to coming to Biddle, Lori spent ten years at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center overseeing the stacks and, in later years, the reserves department.
Lori began her career in libraries at Rutgers-Camden Law Library. During her time at Rutgers, she earned her MLIS in Library and Information Studies and completed an MA in American History with special interest in the 19th century. Lori’s capstone paper was a study of the Germantown Working Men’s Literary Association, a debate society formed in 1842 by tailors, shopkeepers and other tradespeople and craftsmen to sharpen their intellectual skills and foster self-improvement, thereby making them better citizens of the Republic.
At home, Lori loves gardening with her husband and spending time with their two border collies. She’s an avid reader of contemporary fiction, a home design enthusiast, and a lover of Renaissance and Baroque music.