Egler Takes Over as Head of Owen Library


posted January 12, 2018

Peter J. Egler is the new director of Pitt-Johnstown's Owen Library.

Peter J. EglerA native of Pittsburgh, he received a Master of Library and Information Science from Pitt in 1997.

Egler has worked at several university libraries, including Drexel University's Legal Research Center for the past 10 years.

He started his new position at Pitt-Johnstown at the beginning of the 2018 Spring Term.

"I am very happy to return to western Pennsylvania and start work at UPJ," Egler said.

"Our library staff is eager to support the university community's research and instruction activities."

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown was founded in 1927 and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization.” The distinctive combination of Pitt-Johnstown’s people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success. Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for success in the Real World.