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Liaison Program @ NJIT

This guide provides information about the subject librarian liaison to the departments at NJIT.


NJIT librarian liaison program began in 1992. Each NJIT reference librarian is assigned one or more academic departments and acts as a single point of contact for those faculty and students in such departments who require in-depth or subject-specific assistance. Each reference librarian is expected to:

  • Develop subject expertise relevant to the disciplines of each assigned department; keep abreast of recent technical advances and trends.
  • Provide faculty and students with Information searching assistance.
  • Act as a single point of contact between individual users and the library to provide literature searching services and other customized information products. Maintain on-going, information contacts with library users in order to obtain information about their work and feedback on library products and services.
  • Consult with NJIT faculty, administrative, and research personnel to learn of research projects which are underway or planned.
  • Work with the academic departments to establish library user groups; lead periodic meetings. Meet regularly with users throughout the departments and attends technical programs in the departments.
  • Promote library services to potential users; devise and make user information presentations on library services and products. Devise displays and promotional publications.

Subject Liaison Librarian

Each reference librarian at NJIT is assigned as a liaison to a number of different departments on campus and acts as a single point of contact for individuals in those departments with more in-depth or subject-specific needs. More about the librarian liaison program.

Maya Gervits
Director of the Littman Architecture Library


Library liaison to: Architecture, Digital Design, Fine Arts and Design, Industrial Design, and Interior Design

Library liaison to: Information Literacy (integrating library skills into the curriculum for all departments)

Davida Scharf
Director of Reference


Library liaison to: Federated History, Humanities, Management and EDC


Joseph Mercuri
Technical Reference Librarian


Library liaison to: Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems and Mathematical Sciences
Bruce Slutsky
Technical Reference Librarian


Library liaison to: Chemical, Biological & Pharmaceutical Engineering, Chemistry & Environmental Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Physics
Raymond Vasquez
Research and User Services Librarian Librarian


Library liaison to: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Technology, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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