Laurie Allen is a Program Analyst in the Digital Strategy Directorate at the Library of Congress. She joined the Library in 2019, after working for nearly 20 years in academic libraries, most recently as the Director of Digital Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Her background working in digital library contexts and library administration help her work alongside her colleagues in implementing the Library’s Digital Strategy. Laurie has a Masters in LIS from Simmons College. When she’s not working, Laurie is a lifelong and devoted Philadelphian.