Librarians by Subject
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Phebe Dickson is the Liaison Librarian for Business at Drexel University, working with the LeBow College of Business, Close School of Entrepreneurship, and the hospitality management and sport management programs of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management. Phebe also collaborates to increase awareness of Drexel’s research data management practices.
Phebe earned a BS in Management and an MLIS from Rutgers University and an MS in Human Resources Development and Administration from Barry University. While pursuing her MLIS, Phebe interned at the Lippincott Library of the Wharton School. Prior to joining Drexel, Phebe was an Adjunct Reference and Instruction Librarian at Rowan University. Previously, she was the Industrial Relations Librarian at Princeton University and a Reference Librarian at Castleton University.
Education, Computing & Informatics, Global Studies and Modern Languages
Tim Siftar serves as Liaison Librarian for the School of Education and College of Computing & Informatics for whom he offers training, consultations and buys resources. Having earned the MS in Library & Information Science as well as the MS in Information Systems from Drexel in the early 90’s, he returned to Drexel in 2003 after ten years working in healthcare-related corporate and non-profit settings as a knowledge manager, market researcher and innovation analyst. Tim participates in several professional associations, advises related student chapters on campus and enjoys teaching every summer for the college preparatory program offered by the non-profit Philadelphia Futures. In 2016 he acquired additional role of liaison to the Global Studies and Modern Languages departments.
Jay Bhatt is responsible for building library collections in engineering subject areas, outreach to faculty and students, and teaching information and research skills to faculty and students in Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and related subject areas. He provides individual and small group consultations to students, instructional sessions to specific classes, online research support in both face to face and distance learning programs, and workshops for specialized research areas.
Jay is actively involved with the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education. He experiments with innovative applications of web 2.0 to enhance information awareness among faculty and students. Jay has published and presented papers extensively in the area of information literacy for engineering students.
English and Philosophy
Elise is the librarian for undergraduate learning and works with campus partners to integrate the library and information literacy into the undergraduate experience. She works closely with the Freshman English sequence and orientation as well as other units on campus that support undergraduates.
Prior to coming to Drexel, Elise served as a liaison librarian at a small liberal arts college that had a strong library instruction program where she had the opportunity to teach a noncredit class in library resources for English majors and collaborate with the college’s writing center. Elise is interested in designing and assessing effective library instruction, collaborating with writing and tutoring centers, and how academic integrity is communicated to students.
Humanities and Social Sciences
Larry Milliken is the Liaison Librarian for the Humanities and Social Sciences at Drexel University. He received his Master's in Library and Information Science in 2002 from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Prior to becoming a librarian he earned a B.A. In History from the University of Dallas followed by a M.A. in Medieval Studies from Fordham University and was a doctoral student in Medieval European History at the City University of New York's Graduate School and University Center. Before coming to Drexel, Larry was an Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Information Literacy at Neumann College (now Neumann University) and was an Assistant Librarian for the Sciences at St. Peter's College.
His research interests alternate between Library and Information Science and History and include: librarian involvement with digital humanities projects, collaborations with History faculty in the education of Engineering undergraduates, medieval visual culture, the travels of monks and friars, and early contacts between the medieval West and the Mongol Empire.
Media Arts and Design
Shannon Robinson partners with faculty from Westphal College of Media Arts & Design to integrate information literacy instruction into the classroom, provide research support to the College’s students and faculty, and develop the library collections to meet the curriculum needs of the Media Arts & Design programs.
She earned her MFA in Fibers and Fabrics from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and her MLIS from Drexel University. Prior to coming to Drexel, Shannon taught at Tyler School of Art, was the Access Services Librarian at The University of the Arts, and the Fine Arts Liaison Librarian at Denison University.
Her research interests include the information needs of visual and performing artists and designers, research-based art practices, and Outsider Art. She is continually active in the art librarianship profession though conference presentations, journal publications and book reviews, and serving on various local and national committees.
Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Creative Arts Therapies
Gary is the Drexel University Librarian for Nursing and Health Professions. He educates and instructs the Drexel community focusing on the utilization of library-related databases, tools, and resources. He specializes in health sciences-based library instruction in multiple fields with a strong focus on evidence-based practice related topics and the use of bibliographic citation tools such as EndNote.
Mr. Childs has a strong commitment to volunteer service demonstrated previous role on the board of the Medical Library Association of Philadelphia and his work in animal rescue and advocacy.
Physical Therapy, Behavioral Health Counseling, Couple and Family Therapy, Health Administration, Nursing, and Nutrition Sciences
Janice is the Drexel University Librarian for Health Sciences Research. She provides library instruction in the College of Nursing and Health Professions and supports the expanding research programs of health sciences faculty and graduate students.
Prior to joining the Drexel Libraries, Janice worked as an academic librarian for Old Dominion University and Lafayette College. She most recently served as the head of information technology for the Camden County Library System where she managed their IT staff and coordinated the shared integrated library management system. She holds an RD and LDN as a dietitian/nutritionist and is currently enrolled in Drexel’s Executive Public Health program.
Public Health and Psychology
Kathleen Turner is the Libraries’ Liaison Librarian for the School of Public Health and the Department of Psychology. As Liaison, she evaluates and selects resources in these disciplines, and provides research support to faculty and students. She also collaborates with faculty to integrate information literacy instruction into the curriculum of these programs. In more than 25 years with the libraries, Kathleen has had several roles including web editor, education librarian for health sciences, and manager of the Florence A. Moore Library of Medicine. She has strong interests in health literacy and equity of information access (and knitting).
Kathleen is a long-time resident of University City and works with children’s activities in Clark Park.