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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.

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Anna Harper

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Anna Harper (she/her/hers)
Hagerty Library 123

Anna Harper (she/her/hers) is a Curricula Support Librarian at the Drexel University Libraries. As a member of the Curricula Support Team, Anna incorporates library research support into faculty teaching using curriculum mapping, designing active learning lesson plans, and collaborating on online learning objects. Before coming to Drexel, Anna served as the Faculty Librarian for the Napa Valley College in California where, among other accomplishments, she built the library’s website and implemented many technological improvements to benefit library clients and support efficiency for staff.

Earlier in her career, Anna was part of a research team that studied and published on image use in college students’ research and visual literacy practices in higher education. More recently she has extended her arts librarianship expertise through collaborations with faculty and students to present original case studies on an assignment that integrated a local archival collection into a printmaking course, embedding Wikipedia editing into Art History curriculum, and developing independent studies in librarianship for undergraduate Art History students. Anna holds a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree with concentrations in Studio Art and Art History from Portland State University and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Denver.

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Deborah Bishov

Deborah Bishov (she/her/hers)
Hagerty Library 131

As manager of the Information Assistance Program at Drexel University Libraries, Deborah Bishov leads library services that connect Drexel community members to the information resources they need for their research and teaching.

Prior to coming to Drexel University Libraries, she worked as a librarian at Villanova’s Falvey Memorial Library and at the Penn Libraries. Deborah holds a Master’s in Library & Information Science from Drexel, a Master’s in Elementary Education from Penn’s Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in History from Swarthmore College. 

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Janice Masud-Paul

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Janice Masud-Paul (she/her/hers)
Hagerty Library Room 128

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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


Jay Bhatt
Hagerty Library Room 127

Jay Bhatt teaches information and research skills to faculty, researchers, and students in engineering and biomedical engineering disciplinesHe 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

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

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Kathleen Turner (she/her/hers) provides support for public health, psychology, 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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Matt Sherman

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Matt Sherman
Hagerty Library Room L41/L32

Matt Sherman is the Digital Curation Librarian at the Drexel University Libraries where he plays a lead role in acquiring, managing, preserving and providing access to the University’s digital collections, including both born-digital and digitized materials. He also provides support for the Libraries’ scholarly communications services.

Prior to coming to Drexel, Matt worked as the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Tennessee State University in Nashville, and as the Digital Content Librarian at the University of Bridgeport. During his schooling, he held various digital collections and archives positions at the Wisconsin State Historical Society Archives and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Archives. Matt holds an MLIS from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a BS in History from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an active member of the Code4Lib community, a group of people working with technology in and with libraries, archives, and museums, and has served on the conference committee since 2015.