Associate Director for Scholarly Data & Innovation
Ben Carlson is the Associate Director for Scholarly Data and Innovation at the Biddle Law Library. In this role, he is responsible for assessing, collecting, and publicizing the intellectual life and impact of Penn Carey Law. He oversees scholarly communication, digital publication of faculty scholarship, scholarly impact assessment, and institutional archives.
Ben is focused on innovation in discoverability and accessibility of legal information through open access and integration with emerging technologies. Prior to joining Penn Carey Law, he was the Director of Information Technology Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law and the Emerging Technologies Librarian at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Ben holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from Drexel University, a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, and a B.A. from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland.