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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How to pronounce Sam Kirk
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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Jay Bhatt is the Librarian for Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University Libraries. He is responsible for building library collections in biomedical engineering and engineering subject areas, in outreach, and in 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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English & Philosophy
Elise Ferer (she/her/hers)
Hagerty Library Room 125
How to pronounce Elise Ferer
Elise Ferer (she/her/hers) 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.
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Janice Masud-Paul (she/her/hers)
Hahnemann Library Room 2223
Pronounce Janice Masud-Paul
Janice Masud-Paul (she/her/hers) is the Liaison Librarian for Health Sciences Research at Drexel University. She 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 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 is a licensed dietitian/nutritionist and holds an MLIS and an MPH from Drexel University.
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Humanities and Social Sciences
Larry Milliken (he/him/his)
Hagerty Library Room 128
How to pronounce Larry Milliken
Larry Milliken (he/him/his) is the Manager, Learning Partnerships and 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.
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Public Health and Psychology
How to pronounce Kathleen
Kathleen Turner (she/her/hers) is the Liaison Librarian for the School of Public Health and the Department of Psychology. 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 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 is interested 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.
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