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This guide provides information about the subject librarian liaison to the departments at NJIT.
Last Updated: May 30, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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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: Computer Science, Federated History, Humanities, Information Systems, and Management

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
Charles Terng 
Technical Reference Librarian


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


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