Staff Directory by Last Name

Adamczyk, Abby
Liaison Librarian, Life Sciences
ala99@drexel.edu
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215.895.6841
ala99@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 131
Department:
Library Academic Partnerships

Abby Adamczyk is the Libraries department’s primary liaison to the CoAS departments of Biology, Chemistry, and BEES (Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science) and is part of the Libraries liaison team for the College of Medicine.  As a liaison librarian, she partners with faculty and students to foster the high levels of research and information skills required in life sciences research and scholarship and to develop greater awareness of research data management practices and trends in scholarly communications.

Prior to joining Drexel, Abby was Research Librarian at the Eccles Health Sciences Library of the University of Utah. From 2006 -2011 she was a research technologist at McKusick-Nathans Institute of Johns Hopkins University where she participated in genetics research of autism and other disorders.   She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an MLIS with Health Resources & Services concentration from the University of Pittsburgh and is a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.   

Amano, Shin
Specialist II, Library Assistance
spa25@drexel.edu
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215.895.2774
spa25@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 104
Department:
Access Services
Badurek, Chris
Liaison Librarian, Earth and Natural Sciences
cab484@drexel.edu
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215.895.6843
cab484@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 127
Department:
Library Academic Partnerships
Bhatt, Jay
Liaison Librarian, Engineering
bhattjj@drexel.edu
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215.895.1873
bhattjj@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 127
Department:
Library Academic Partnerships

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.

Bogel, Steve
Liaison Librarian, Medicine
steve.bogel@drexel.edu
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215.762.3037
steve.bogel@drexel.edu
Hahnemann Library, Room 2219
Department:
Library Academic Partnerships

Steve is the Information Services Librarian at Drexel University Health Sciences Libraries, Hahnemann Library. He provides research assistance and library instruction for programs in the School of Medicine, the College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the School of Public Health. Steve guides students, faculty, residents, and staff in the effective use of biomedical databases, point-of-care resources, bibliographic management programs, and other research tools. In collaboration with library colleagues and faculty he helps develop training programs in health informatics and evidence-based practice. Steve provides liaison services to various clinical departments in the School of Medicine, supports the information needs of distance learners, and acts as a Personal Librarian to incoming freshman students.

Steve began his career in the health sciences as a clinical physician assistant and worked for many years as the operations director of an international medical assistance company. He received a Masters in Library and Information Science from Drexel University in 2005 and worked as the clinical librarian at Pennsylvania Hospital before starting his position at Drexel.
 

Bradley, Mel
Technician II, Resource Sharing
mel.bradley@drexel.edu
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215.991.8896
mel.bradley@drexel.edu
Queen Lane Library, Room 118D
Department:
Resource Sharing
Brubaker, Sharon
Technician II, Acquisitions
brubaksm@drexel.edu
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215.895.6781
brubaksm@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 112D
Department:
Electronic Resources & Acquisitions
Childs, Gary
Liaison Librarian, Nursing and Health Professions
gary.childs@drexel.edu
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215.762.3696
gary.childs@drexel.edu
Hahnemann Library, Room 2229
Department:
Library Academic Partnerships

Gary Childs 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 including Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Psychology, and Public Health. Additionally, he demonstrates the use of bibliographic citation tools such as EndNote and RefWorks.

Gary also serves as a member of the Quality Committee in the Online Learning Council and facilitates graduate student workshops at Drexel University Libraries. He is committed to volunteerism and frequently assists in a myriad of ways at the Animal Care & Control Team Shelter located in Philadelphia.
 

Childs, Deirdre
Head, Access Services
dparker@drexel.edu
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215.895.6785
dparker@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 103
Department:
Access Services

Deirdre oversees the Collections Access program which provides essential, ordered, and up-to-date access to our resources and maintains a courteous learning environment for our authorized users. She coordinates library services offered at the Circulation Desk, including the lending of books, film, and equipment. She manages the Course Reserve service, retrieval of materials from offsite shelving, study space reservations, and off campus access to electronic resources.

Clement, Chris
Developer, Library Applications
cpc32@drexel.edu
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215.895.1871
cpc32@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room L02
Department:
Discovery Systems
Davis, Stephanie
Technician II, Resource Sharing
davissc@drexel.edu
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215.991.8749
davissc@drexel.edu
Queen Lane Library, Room 118D
Department:
Resource Sharing
Di Nallo, Antonello
Business Manager
adinallo@drexel.edu
215.762.7186
adinallo@drexel.edu
Hahnemann Library, Room 1216-18
Department:
Administration
Egan, Noelle
Librarian, Electronic Resources & Acquisitions
nme26@drexel.edu
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215.895.2752
nme26@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 121
Department:
Electronic Resources & Acquisitions

Noelle Egan serves Drexel University Libraries patrons by acquiring and licensing our large collection of eJournals, eBooks and databases, while managing the acquisitions for our print collections. Noelle and the Electronic Resources staff also troubleshoot student, faculty, and staff questions and issues regarding eResource access.

Ferer, Elise
Librarian, Undergraduate Learning
etf25@drexel.edu
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215.571.4288
etf25@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, 125
Department:
Library Academic Partnerships

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.

Fischer, Katherine
Librarian, Reserves
krf26@drexel.edu
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215.895.6783
krf26@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Circulation
Department:
Access Services
Fisher, Kenneth
Specialist II, Print Resources Access Management
kmf83@drexel.edu
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215.895.2769
kmf83@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 113
Department:
Access Services
Fore, Joshua
Specialist I, Library Assistance
jf732@drexel.edu
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215.895.2767
jf732@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Circulation
Department:
Access Services
Fry, Kevin
Technician I, Reserves
kpf33@drexel.edu
215.895.6786
kpf33@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Circulation
Department:
Access Services
Gerhold, Al
Manager, End-User Technology Support
ag37@drexel.edu
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215.762.7182 (Mon., Thurs.); 215.895.6832 (Tues., Wed., Fri.)
ag37@drexel.edu
Hahnemann Library (Mon., Thurs.); Hagerty Library (Tues., Wed., Fri.), Room L09
Department:
End-User Technology Support
Grant, Rebecca
Technician II, Metadata Services
rebecca.c.grant@drexel.edu
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Hagerty Library, Room 112D
Department:
Metadata Services
Humphries, Cindy
Assistant, Print Resource Access Management
cah37@drexel.edu
215.895.6784; 215.762.2628
cah37@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 112A
Department:
Access Services
James Lee, Jenny
Manager, Communications
jennyjames@drexel.edu
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215.571.4095
jennyjames@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 203
Department:
Administration

Jenny James Lee joined the Libraries in 2011 in a newly formed position tasked with managing the organizations communications and outreach efforts. Since, she developed a successful and strategic communications campaign to raise awareness of the Libraries value.

Jenny engineers the Libraries’ newsletter, publications, social media content and advertising as well as managing public relations and branding.

Prior to working at the Libraries, Jenny worked in alumni relations at Rosemont College where she primarily developed alumni communications and planned events. She graduated in 2006 from Shippensburg University with a degree in communications. Jenny also serves on the Libraries' Managerial Leadership Group and Drexel University's Communications & Social Media Groups. Jenny is a member of PRSA, the Public Relations Society for America, and is currently pursuing her masters degree in communications.

Jimenez, Oreste
Specialist I, Library Assistance
oj24@drexel.edu
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215.895.2767
oj24@drexel.edu
Access Services, Circulation
Department:
Access Services
Kall, Brian
Senior Financial Analyst
brian.kall@drexel.edu
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215.571.3831
brian.kall@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 203
Department:
Administration
Kinney, Diane
Technician I, Metadata Services
diane.kinney@drexel.edu
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Hagerty Library, Room 112D
Department:
Metadata Services
Kutlu, Banu
Developer, Library Applications
bk479@drexel.edu
215.895.4316
bk479@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room L09
Department:
Discovery Systems
Lai, Anita
Technician I, Archives
Anita@drexel.edu
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215.895.1853
Anita@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, L42
Department:
Archives
Lamm, Spencer
Manager, Discovery Systems
sdl63@drexel.edu
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215.895.2090
sdl63@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, L09
Department:
Discovery Systems
Liu, Christine
Coordinator, Administrative Services
cql25@drexel.edu
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215 895 6848
cql25@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 203
Department:
Administration
Masud-Paul, Janice
Liaison Librarian, Health Sciences Research
jhm52@drexel.edu
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215.762.2092
jhm52@drexel.edu
Hahnemann Library, Room 2223
Department:
Library Academic Partnerships

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 nursing 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 recently completed a B.S. in Health Sciences- Nutrition and she holds an RD and LDN as a dietitian/nutritionist.

Milliken, Larry
Manager, Reference & Research Consultation, and Liaison Librarian, Humanities/Social Sciences
larry.milliken@drexel.edu
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Hagerty Library, Room 128
Department:
Library Academic Partnerships

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.
 

Missner, Emily
Liaison Librarian, Business
edm25@drexel.edu
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215.895.6164
edm25@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 124
Department:
Library Academic Partnerships

Emily Missner is the resident expert in the fields of business, economics, hospitality management, and sport management. She selects print and electronic resources for the Libraries in these subjects and she helps the Drexel Community to hone their business research skills through in-class guest appearances as well as personalized one-on-one consultations.

Before becoming interested in university libraries, Emily worked in advertising and at technology start-ups. Her research interest is in library instruction, especially where it intersects with entertainment, art, and consumer behavior.

Nitecki, Danuta
Dean of Libraries
dan44@drexel.edu
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215.895.2750
dan44@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 203
Department:
Administration

As Dean of Libraries since 2010, Dr. Nitecki has worked to envision the academic library and to model one that best contributes toward achieving Drexel University’s dynamic mission. Serving on the Provost’s Academic and Deans Councils, the President’s Executive Council, as well as various campus groups, she has worked to evolve the Libraries as an integral part of the learning enterprise. A Drexel alumna, Nitecki is also a Professor at Drexel’s College of Computing and Informatics.

Prior to returning to Drexel, she held administrative positions in the libraries of Yale University [1996 – 2010], University of Maryland at College Park [1983-1996], University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [1978-83] and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville [1972-1978]. She has been active in national, state and regional associations, served as a consultant and invited presenter throughout the US and internationally, and has published over ninety articles, books, compilations, and reviews on such topics as user-based evaluation of library services, research methods, library space, document delivery, and management of library services and information technology applications.

Dr. Nitecki also has taught in library science graduate programs at the University of Rhode Island, Simmons College, and the University of Parma [Italy], as well as through an online course she co-developed for evaluating library service quality for professionals [Association of Research Libraries Online Lyceum, 2000—2004].
 

Pettigrew, Elizabeth
Assistant, Library Assistance
ekp42@drexel.edu
215.895.2757
ekp42@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Circulation
Department:
Access Services
Prophet, Riha
Technician I, Reserves
rrp56@drexel.edu
215.895.6786, 215.762.3509
rrp56@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Hahnemann Library, Circulation
Department:
Access Services
Pugh, Thomas
Specialist II, End-User Technology Support
tsp22@drexel.edu
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215.895.6839
tsp22@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room L10
Department:
End-User Technology Support
Rich, Evan
Assistant II, Resource Sharing
epr43@drexel.edu
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215.991.8785
epr43@drexel.edu
Queen Lane Library, Room 118F
Department:
Resource Sharing
Richmond, Ian
Analyst, Library Systems
ianr@drexel.edu
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215.571.4050, 215.762.1727
ianr@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, L02
Department:
Discovery Systems

As a member of the systems department, Ian has designed and supports part of the Drexel Libraries' access to online resources. He supports the staff in designing processes and writing tools to enhance their control of online as well as printed material. As the Sytems Manager, he sets up and supports the libraries' servers. He has been serially a Novell, NT, and Unix systems administrator since 1991.

Roth, Rebecca
Assistant, Print Resource Access Management
rpr42@drexel.edu
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215.762.2628; 215.895.6850
rpr42@drexel.edu
Hahnemann Library, Room 2271B
Department:
Access Services
Rubeiz, Eddie
Developer, Web
er458@drexel.edu
215.895.1832
er458@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, L02
Department:
Discovery Systems

Eddie Rubeiz designs and implements innovative and effective tools that help the Libraries support teaching, learning and research. He’s currently pursuing an MS in Library and Information Science at the College of Computing and Informatics, and plans to graduate in Spring 2016 with a concentration in digital curation. Eddie joined Drexel University Libraries in December 2013 from Columbia University's Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, where he worked as a senior web developer. He’s worked in that capacity for a variety of companies in the financial, pharmaceutical and music sectors. He holds an undergraduate degree in classical literature from Princeton, and maintains an interest in languages of all types. He's also an avid musician and cyclist.

Sadusky, Lynda
Librarian, Resource Sharing
lsadusky@drexel.edu
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215.991.8742
lsadusky@drexel.edu
Queen Lane Library, Room 118E
Department:
Resource Sharing

Lynda Sadusky manages the Resource Sharing Department. She started her library career working summers at the Folcroft Public Library and the Academy of Natural Sciences as a library assistant. She received a B.S. Ed. Library Science from Kutztown University in 1982 and started working at what was then Hahnemann University Hospital Library as a catalog clerk. Five years later she joined the Interlibrary Loan Department. Lynda is a member of the American Library Association and the Medical Library Association.

When she’s not busy working, Lynda is heavily involved with various ministries at her home church.
 

Siftar, Tim
Liaison Librarian, Physics, Math, Education and Computing & Informatics
siftar@drexel.edu
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215.895.2762
siftar@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 134
Department:
Library Academic Partnerships

Tim Siftar, MSIS, MSL&IS is the liaison librarian for the School of Education and College of Computing & Informatics where he offers consultations and trainings for students and faculty. Having done his graduate work at Drexel in the early 90’s, he returned to work at the Libraries in 2003 after ten years in industry as a project manager and analyst.

Smith, Josh
Specialist I, End-User Technology Support
jas359@drexel.edu
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215.762.3510; 215.895.6840
jas359@drexel.edu
Hahnemann Library, Room 1212
Department:
End-User Technology Support
Spedding, Nancy
Specialist II, End-User Technology Support
nancy.spedding@drexel.edu
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Hahnemann Library, Room 1212
Department:
End-User Technology Support
Sutherland, Donna
Assistant II, Metadata Services
dbs24@drexel.edu
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215.895.6788
dbs24@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 112D
Department:
Metadata Services
Ten Have, Elizabeth
Director, Library Academic Partnerships
Elizabeth.TenHave@drexel.edu
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Hagerty Library, Room 130
Department:
Administration

Elizabeth (Beth) Ten Have is Director of Library Academic Partnerships at Drexel University Libraries. At Drexel, she is responsible for deepening the Libraries involvement in the teaching, learning and research activities of the university through the programs of collections, instruction, reference and research, and library systems and technology.

Prior to joining Drexel in 2008 Beth was senior product manager for the BIOSIS products at Thomson Scientific (now Thomson Reuters). Early in her career she was an acquisitions librarian at Michigan State University Libraries and a library training consultant at Innovative Interfaces, Inc. A native of New York, Beth holds an MSLIS from The University of Michigan and a BA from Hollins College.

Tomren, Holly
Manager, Metadata Services
ht97@drexel.edu
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215.895.2761
ht97@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 122
Department:
Metadata Services

Holly Tomren is Head, Metadata Services at Drexel University Libraries. She manages a program that promotes discovery and sharing of resources by creating, enhancing, and optimizing metadata for use and re-use in a variety of tools, techniques, and services, in support of the research & scholarly needs of the Drexel University community. She was previously Head of Monograph, Electronic Resources & Metadata Cataloging at the University of California, Irvine Libraries, where her responsibilities included facilitating access to UCI's electronic and digital resources. Her research interests include metadata literacy, mobile electronic resources in libraries, electronic resources management, and emerging technologies in technical services, and she has presented at conferences including Internet Librarian, Electronic Resources & Libraries, and LITA National Forum. Holly received her MLIS from San Jose State University and was a 2009 American Library Association Emerging Leader.

Turner, Kathleen
Liaison Librarian, Public Health
khturner@drexel.edu
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215.895.2754
khturner@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 126
Department:
Library Academic Partnerships
Wagner, David
Technician II, Resource Sharing
dave.wagner@drexel.edu
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215.991.8786
dave.wagner@drexel.edu
Queen Lane Library, Room 118F
Department:
Resource Sharing
Ware, Tainesha
Assistant, Administrative Services
tmw47@drexel.edu
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215.895.2750
tmw47@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 203
Department:
Administration
Wiggins, John
Director, Library Services and Quality Improvement
jww@drexel.edu
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215.895.2750
jww@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 120
Department:
Administration

John Wiggins reduces costs and increases speed of services for the Libraries’ users, in part through his leadership of the processing and access units (Access Services, Acquisitions, Archives, Electronic Resources, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery, Metadata, and Processing staff at all Drexel University sites form the Library Services team). He is particularly interested in normalizing the Libraries’ user feedback to support improvement planning, tracking, and qualitative metrics.

John also serves on the Libraries’ senior leadership team, and represents the Libraries to the groups supporting the development of the University’s civic engagement and the development of the University’s digital culture and data management.

Users of the Libraries are encouraged to contribute feedback about experiences with the Libraries via our satisfaction survey or are welcome to contact John directly.
 

Wolk, Ellen
Specialist I, Print Resource Access Management
ellen.s.wolk@drexel.edu
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215.895.6849; 215.762.2628
ellen.s.wolk@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library, Room 112A
Department:
Access Services
Yurcaba, Ann
Director, Administrative Services
annyurcaba@drexel.edu
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215.895.2750
annyurcaba@drexel.edu
Hagerty Library , 203
Department:
Administration

Ann Yurcaba is the Director of Library Administrative Services at Drexel University Libraries where she oversees the organization’s budget, staff development and facilities. Ann is a member of the Strategic Leadership Group and works closely with library leadership teams to implement the strategic plan. Prior to joining the Libraries, Ann was the senior director of member programs and services at LYRASIS, a non-profit organization created to serve and support libraries, with a membership of more than 1,700 institutions. She holds a BS in Home Education and a MA in Library Science, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.