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I joined NJIT in 2018 as the Science and Engineering Librarian at the Robert W. Van Houten Library. I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University and an MLIS from Rutgers University. Since obtaining MLIS, I have worked in reference service and technology instruction at a public library. Prior to that, I worked as a mechanical engineer for 10 years in the power plant industry at Foster Wheeler, Inc. in Clinton, NJ, Sargent & Lundy, LLC in Chicago, IL, and Muscatine Power & Water in Muscatine, IA. I primarily worked on mechanical system and pollution control design and plant performance optimization. The merger of my engineering and library experience is beneficial in my work as a liaison librarian at NJIT in providing research instruction and reference service for faculty and students.

Liaison Departments:

  • Chemistry and Environmental Science
  • Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Physics

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Science & Engineering Librarian

Joanne Dera
Science & Engineering Librarian
Van Houten Library, CAB 1037


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