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Disciplinary Research Support

Drexel University Librarians provide disciplinary support and are available by appointment to discuss course-related projects, strategies for finding and evaluating authoritative information, and approaches to utilizing, organizing, and presenting scholarship.

Please send questions or requests to liaisons@drexel.libanswers.com and our team of experts will respond within 24 hours. If you know you want to reach a specific librarian, please contact them directly.

Janice Masud-Paul

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Janice Masud-Paul (she/her/hers)
Hahnemann Library Room 2223
267.359.2507
jhm52@drexel.edu

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Janice Masud-Paul (she/her/hers) provides library instruction in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, Food Science and Culinary Arts 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 came to Drexel from the Camden County Library System where she served as their Head of Information Technology. She is a licensed dietitian/nutritionist and holds an MLIS and an MPH from Drexel University.

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Jay Bhatt

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Jay Bhatt
Hagerty Library Room 127
215.895.1873
bhattjj@drexel.edu

Jay Bhatt is responsible for building library collections in biomedical engineering and engineering subject areas, and for teaching information and research skills to faculty, researchers, and students. He provides individual and small group consultations, research support to faculty and students, and conducts instructional sessions for different classes as requested by faculty members. He is passionate about participating in conversations and raising awareness about Academic and Research Integrity, Open Access, Open Data, and Open Educational Resources in Engineering, in faculty and students. 

Jay is an active member of several Special Library Association Communities including Asian Chapter Community, Engineering Community, Philadelphia Chapter Community, and Science and Technology Community. He is also actively involved with the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education. Jay has received several awards, including the Engineering Librarian of the Year Award from the Engineering Community of the Special Libraries Associations and the Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished service award from the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education. 

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Jennifer Lege-Matsuura

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Jennifer Lege-Matsuura (she/her/hers)
Hagerty Library Room 124
215-895-1500
jml623@drexel.edu

Jen Lege Matsuura (she/her/hers) is a Health Sciences librarian at the Drexel University Libraries. She most recently completed a Sewell Fund Fellowship jointly working with the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health's Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication and the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health's Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Program, which overlapped with the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to joining the Drexel Libraries, Jen worked as a medical librarian at ECRI in the fields of genetics and horizon scanning. Jen incorporates library research support into faculty teaching, using curriculum mapping, designing active learning lesson plans, and collaborating on online learning objects, as well as working with College of Nursing and Health Professions and Drexel University College of Medicine faculty and staff. She has published and presented on text mining in systematic reviews and creating a knowledge base of genetic tests. Jen holds a BA in Business Administration from Washington State University and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Simmons University, and the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) credential from the Medical Library Association.

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Kathleen Turner

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Kathleen Turner (she/her/hers)
Hagerty Library Room 129
215.895.2754
khturner@drexel.edu

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Kathleen Turner (she/her/hers) provides support for the School of Public Health and the Departments of Psychology, and Criminology and Justice Studies. 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 her more than 30 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 is interested in health literacy and equity of information access (and knitting).

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Sam Kirk

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Sam Kirk (she/her/hers)
Hagerty Library Room L32
215.895.2933
sk3934@drexel.edu

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Sam Kirk (she/her/hers) is the Manager of the Curricula Support Program at Drexel University Libraries. She came to Drexel from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, where she spent many years as the Information Literacy Librarian. Sam is responsible for leading a team which incorporates library research support into faculty teaching, using curriculum mapping, designing active learning lesson plans, and collaborating on online learning objects. She has published on subjects ranging from using comics in critical librarianship to incorporating game-based learning in reference instruction. Sam holds a BA in English from George Washington University and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University.

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