Staff Directory by Last Name
Abby Adamczyk is the liaison to the CoAS departments of Biology and Chemistry 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 in McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University where she participated in human genetics research. 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.
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.
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 in his roles on the board of the Medical Library Association of Philadelphia and his work in animal rescue and advocacy.
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.
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.
As manager of Access Experiences, Katherine provides managerial leadership for the Access Services program and coordinates operations across all Libraries’ locations to anticipate user needs and proactively shape the user experience. She engages staff, as well as other library managers, in implementing quality improvement of user experiences by utilizing data and insights about client behaviors, perceptions, and expectations related to using the Libraries on-site resources, access services, and staffed services interactions.
Katherine started at Drexel Libraries as a circulation clerk at Hahnemann Health Sciences Library in 2005. She then became the Access Services Librarian at Hahnemann where she was responsible for managing the circulation desk and related access services functions. She became Librarian for Reserves for Drexel Libraries in 2014 and the Manager of Access Experiences in 2015. She holds a BA in Economics from St.Mary's College of Maryland and a MSLIS from Drexel University.
Jenny James Lee joined the Libraries in 2011 in a newly formed position tasked with managing the communications and outreach efforts. Since, she has developed a successful and strategic communications campaign to raise awareness of the Libraries' value. This work includes the Libraries’ monthly newsletter, publications, social media, events and more.
Prior to working at Drexel University Libraries, Jenny worked in alumni relations at Rosemont College. 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.
Hae Min Kim helps the Libraries explore how to analyze data related to current acquisitions and use of resources, alternative options for collections access, locations of print collections, and cost/speed of convenient access. The impact of these analyses are expected to help guide licensing and purchase decisions by selectors, as well as to improve user discovery and access. This work supports the Libraries' efforts to implement a data-driven culture and infrastructure.
Hae Min is passionate about libraries and has an appetite for learning. She earned her MLS at Ewha Womans University in Seoul and her PhD here at Drexel’s CCI, and served as System Librarian at the Samsung Economic Research Institute in Seoul. Hae Min's research experience and skills will enhance the Libraries' capacity to reach its strategic goal to utilize evidence of client expectations for excellence and other data to assist in management of the Libraries.
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.
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.
Deb Morley is Director of Data & Digital Stewardship at Drexel University Libraries. Through the Libraries’ matrixed organizational management, Deb leads staff throughout the Libraries to extend the value of description, discovery, archival preservation, and consultation to transform the Libraries’ role in strengthening connections to scholarship, creating effective library learning environments and ensuring access to authoritative information. Deb provides administrative leadership in implementing a strategic direction that extends library knowledge and services for curating research data and expanding campus awareness of research data as institutional assets.
Prior to joining Drexel in 2016, Deb was Head of Reference and Instructional Services at the University of Delaware Library (2014-2016), Head of Specialized Content and Services at MIT Libraries (2011-2013), Director of Information Technology Services at Harvard College Library (2002-2011) and has also held other positions in higher education and industry.
A native of Ohio, Deb holds an MLIS from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MS and BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio University.
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].
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.
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.
Eddie Rubeiz designs and implements innovative and effective tools that help the Libraries support teaching, learning and research. Eddie joined Drexel University Libraries in 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, as well as a master's degree in Library and Information Science from Drexel. He's interested in languages of all types, and is also an avid musician and cyclist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.