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Jeff Knapp

Jeff Knapp

Larry & Ellen Foster Communications Librarian

E-309D Paterno Library
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 867-6051


  1. B.A., Foreign Service and International Politics, Penn State University, 1989
  2. M.S., Library Science, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 2002

Jeff Knapp became a librarian because he is interested in everything and enjoys helping people. His research focuses on the evolving role of librarians in academia and examines possible future trajectories for the profession. He has served as President of the Library Instruction Round Table of the American Library Association. His philosophy of librarianship involves closely integrating library services within the college curriculum and his subject expertise includes legal research, government publications, international politics, and 20th century history. He is the liaison librarian to the Communication Arts & Sciences Department as well the College of Communications, and he is very interested in working with you.