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Starting Your Research: Subject Liaison Librarian

A basic research guide to taking you through the library research process.

What subject liaisons can do for you: 

  • Develop library resources, instruction, and services for course curriculum.
  • Keep you abreast of advances and trends in scholarly communications.
  • Provide you with research help.
  • Assist faculty with strategies to locate and use Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Develop library collections to support the curriculum and community
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. 

Liaison Librarian



College of Science and Liberal Arts

  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics

Newark College of Engineering

  • Applied Engineering and Technology
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Ying Wu College of Computing

  • Data Science

Joseph Mercuri

(973) 642-4977

College of Science and Liberal Arts

  • History

Martin Tuchman School of Management

  • Business

Newark College of Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Environmental Engineering

Ying Wu College of Computing

  • Informatics (IS & IT)

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Maya Gervits

(973) 642-4390

Hillier College of Architecture and Design

  • Architecture, Art and Design

Quinn Morris-Pearson

(973) 642-4950

College of Science and Liberal Arts

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry & Environmental Science
  • Humanities & Social Sciences

Newark College of Engineering

  • Chemicals & Materials Engineering

Ying Wu College of Computing

  • Computer Science

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 ongoing, 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.

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