Director | Henry E. Eccles Library
Allen Benson began his career teaching music, performing, designing instruments, and publishing. During the 1970s and early 1980s he served on the music faculty at several colleges, including St. Olaf, Carleton, and Augsburg, and while serving in the U.S. Army he performed with the U.S. Military Academy Band at West Point. He began a career in library administration and management in 1990 and has directed five library systems over the past 29 years. He received his Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. His research centers around the philosophy of image, language, ontology-based knowledge representation, and their intersections.