Janet Evans is Associate Director, McLean Library at PHS, where she manages the library and the PHS archives, its staff and volunteers, and provides research and information services to members, staff, and the gardening public. During her time at PHS Janet has moved the library into the digital age by digitizing key collections, bringing eBooks to users, and by providing “virtual” 24/7 reference services via PHS’s askPHS.
Prior to coming to PHS, Janet was the research librarian at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Janet has served in many capacities in the Council for Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) as past president and board member and currently as an enthusiastic member of CBHL’s Literature Award committee. Janet has served on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections (PACSCL).
She has an M.L.S. in Library and Information Studies from Drexel University, a B.A. in English Literature from Connecticut College, and is a Barnes Arboretum School alumna.
In her free time Janet loves taking in nature, reading and having spirited discussions about books, working on her French, and running.