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What is the Personal Librarian Program?

The Personal Librarian Program is designed to introduce students entering Drew University to information literacy skills and the collections and services of the Drew Libraries. As a first year student, you will be matched with a Librarian based on your college seminar group, a relationship that will continue through your first year. When you declare a major, you will graduate to the reference librarian for your department/major, who will help you with the research you do for your major.

First Year students: check your college seminar name to find your librarian.

Personal Librarians work with students to find and use the information resources-- books, databases, journals, websites, etc-- available at Drew.  We provide personalized help, assisting students to become savvy and skilled users of information and research.

Your Personal Librarian will contact you occasionally throughout the year to let you know about new databases and tools, library tips, and research methods  and strategies. You are encouraged to contact your Personal Librarian with any questions you have about your research or the Library. How often you choose to avail yourself of your Personal Librarian is entirely up to you.

If you have questions about Personal Librarians, contact Jody Caldwell, the head of Reference.

How can my Personal Librarian help me?

Your Personal Librarian will:

  • Keep you informed with periodic e-mail messages highlighting new resources and programs specifically for students, as well as with notices and timely reminders, such as extended Library hours during Reading Week and finals
  • Meet with you at your request -- or your professor's -- for research/information consultations on your projects and papers.
  • Answer your questions about Library policies, procedures and services, such as EndNoteWeb and Interlibrary Loan
  • Assist with finding information for your research assignments, by helping you articulate your research question, identify the best sources, and formulate your search strategies
  • Point you to online resources and even websites that go far beyond Google and Wikipedia
  • Support you even when you’re not on campus (on vacation or away from Drew, doing research)
  • Help you when you don’t know where to start, or you can’t think of what to do next

Things we don’t do:

Your Personal Librarian won’t:

  • Set up your computer (i.e. Drew login, wireless setup, etc.)
  • Do your research, make photocopies or write your paper for you
  • Provide course advising

Personal Librarian Contacts for First Year Students


Drew Seminar Librarians 2016
InstructorSectionTitleLibrarian
Anderson, ErikDSEM 100-CPersonal identity and immortalityBruce Lancaster, x3487
Cermele, JillDSEM-100 C1Hogwarts, Houses and Horcruxes:  the psychology of Harry PotterRick Mikulski, x3480  
Golden, JonathanDSEM 100-C2Global peacebuilding and interfaith leadershipJenne Heise, x3675
Hala, JamesDSEM 100-C3Great (fictional) villainsJenne Heise, x3675
Hinrichs, RyanDSEM 100-C4The origin of lifeMargery Ashmun, x3483
Jamieson, SandraDSEM 100-C5Community serviceJenne Heise, x3675
Kimball, ElizabethDSEM 100-C22Rotten English:  how race matters in EnglishJody Caldwell, x3481
Kolmar, WendyDSEM 100-C6Growing up genderedJody Caldwell, x3481
Koritz, AmyDSEM 100-C7Community serviceJenne Heise, x3675
LaPenta, DanielDSEM 100-C8Search for Hamlet:  on the page, stage and screenJenne Heise, x3675
Larson, BjorgDSEM 100-C9The power of lightMargery Ashmun, x3483
Mishra, SangayDSEM 100-C25Immigrant New York:  People, politics, and cultureRick Mikulski, x3480  
Moore, KeishaDSEM 100-C23The good, the bad and the ugly:  the social construction of attractivenessJody Caldwell, x3481
McGuinn, PatrickDSEM 100-C10Understanding the 2016 presidential electionRick Mikulski, x3480  
McKittrick, ChristinaDSEM 100-C11Reproduction in the 21st century:  beyond the birds and the beesMargery Ashmun, x3483
Muccigrosso, JohnDSEM 100-C12The evolution of a heroBruce Lancaster, x3487
Mundo, PhilipDSEM 100-C13America and the WorldRick Mikulski, x3480  

Occhipinti, Emanuele

DSEM 100-C14Eataly:  food in Italian cultureJody Caldwell, x3481
Pechilis, KarenDSEM 100-C15Shaping America:  history and culture of Asia in the U.S.Margery Ashmun, x3483
Placet-Kouassi, MurielDSEM 100-C16Film and the cityJody Caldwell, x3481
Reader, JonathanDSEM 100-C24Who’s In Charge ? The Politics of Local CommunitiesJenne Heise, x3675
Rhodes, KimberlyDSEM 100-C17Artful ShakespeareBruce Lancaster, x3487
Rosales, Raul DSEM 100-C18Latino/a HollywoodJody Caldwell, x3481
Smith, BernardDSEM 100-C19Madmen in authority, defunct economists, and their quarrelsRick Mikulski, x3480
Soderholm, RebeccaDSEM 100-C20Exposure values:  questions in contemporary photographyBruce Lancaster, x3487
Sprout, LeslieDSEM 100-C21One hundred years of sound technology and recorded musicBruce Lancaster, x3487
 

Librarians Assigned to Departments and Majors

Reference Librarians assigned to Majors, Departments and Minors
In addition to Open Appointments in Google Calendar, all librarians will be happy to schedule appointments at other times via email or phone. To schedule an appointment in a Librarian's Open Appointments, click on the link and request an appointment slot from those available.

Major/Minor/Department

Librarian

email

phone

Open Appointments

Anthropology

Jody Caldwell

jcaldwel@drew.edu

973-408-3481

Tue. 9-11am, Thur. 2-4pm, 

Art

Bruce Lancaster

blancast@drew.edu

973-408-3487

Tue. 1-5 pm

Biochemistry

Margery Ashmun

mashmun@drew.edu 

973-408-3483

Tue. 2-4pm, Wed. 10-noon

Behavioral Science

Margery Ashmun

mashmun@drew.edu  

973-408-3483

Tue. 2-4pm, Wed. 10-noon

Bio-Anthropology

Margery Ashmun

mashmun@drew.edu  

973-408-3483

Tue. 2-4pm, Wed. 10-noon

Biology

Margery Ashmun

mashmun@drew.edu  

973-408-3483

Tue. 2-4pm, Wed. 10-noon

Business

Rick Mikulski

rmikulski@drew.edu

973-408-3480

Tue. 9am-1pm

Chemistry

Margery Ashmun

mashmun@drew.edu  

973-408-3483

Tue. 2-4pm, Wed. 10-noon

Chinese

Bruce Lancaster

blancast@drew.edu

973-408-3487

Tue. 1-5 pm

Classics, Greek and Latin

Bruce Lancaster

blancast@drew.edu

973-408-3487

Tue. 1-5 pm

Computer Science

Jenne Heise

jheise@drew.edu

973-408-3675

Mon. 2-4pm, Thur. 1-3pm

Economics

Rick Mikulski

rmikulski@drew.edu

973-408-3480

Tue. 9am-1pm

English

Jody Caldwell

jcaldwel@drew.edu

973-408-3481

Tue. 9-11am, Thur. 2-4pm,

Environmental Studies and Sustainability

Margery Ashmun

mashmun@drew.edu  

973-408-3483

Tue. 2-4pm, Wed. 10-noon

Environmental Science

Margery Ashmun

mashmun@drew.edu  

973-408-3483

Tue. 2-4pm, Wed. 10-noon

French

Jody Caldwell

jcaldwel@drew.edu

973-408-3481

Tue. 9-11am, Thur. 2-4pm,

German

Bruce Lancaster

blancast@drew.edu

973-408-3487

Tue. 1-5 pm

History

Rick Mikulski

rmikulski@drew.edu

 973-408-3480Tue. 9am-1pm

Math

Jenne Heise

jheise@drew.edu

973-408-3675

Mon. 2-4pm, Thur. 1-3pm

Music

Bruce Lancaster

blancast@drew.edu

973-408-3487

Tue. 1-5 pm

Neuroscience

Margery Ashmun

mashmun@drew.edu  

973-408-3483

Tue. 2-4pm, Wed. 10-noon

PanAfrican Studies

Rick Mikulski

rmikulski@drew.edu

973-408-3480 Tue. 9am-1pm

Philosophy

Bruce Lancaster

blancast@drew.edu

973-408-3487

Tue. 1-5 pm

Physics

Margery Ashmun

mashmun@drew.edu  

973-408-3483

Tue. 2-4pm, Wed. 10-noon

Political Science

Rick Mikulski

rmikulski@drew.edu

973-408-3480

Tue. 9am-1pm

Psychology

Jody Caldwell

jcaldwel@drew.edu

973-408-3481

Tue. 9-11am, Thur. 2-4pm,

Religion

Jesse Mann

jmann@drew.edu

973-408-3472

Tue. & Wed. 9-11 am

Religion

Jody Caldwell

jcaldwel@drew.edu

973-408-3481

Tue. 9-11am, Thur. 2-4pm,

Sociology

Jody Caldwell

jcaldwel@drew.edu

973-408-3481

Tue. 9-11am, Thur. 2-4pm,

Spanish

Jody Caldwell

jcaldwel@drew.edu

973-408-3481

Tue. 9-11am, Thur. 2-4pm,

Special

Bruce Lancaster

blancast@drew.edu

973-408-3487

Tue. 1-5 pm

Theater

Bruce Lancaster

blancast@drew.edu

973-408-3487

Tue. 1-5 pm

Undecided

Bruce Lancaster

blancast@drew.edu

973-408-3487

Tue. 1-5 pm

Women and Gender Studies

Jody Caldwell

jcaldwel@drew.edu

973-408-3481

Tue. 9-11am, Thur. 2-4pm,

American Studies

Rick Mikulski

rmikulski@drew.edu

973-408-3480 Tue. 9am-1pm

Archaeology

Bruce Lancaster

blancast@drew.edu

973-408-3487

Tue. 1-5 pm

Arts Administration and Museology

Bruce Lancaster

blancast@drew.edu

973-408-3487

Tue. 1-5 pm

Asian Studies

Rick Mikulski

rmikulski@drew.edu

 973-408-3480Tue. 9am-1pm

Business, Society and Culture

Rick Mikulski

rmikulski@drew.edu

 973-408-3480Tue. 9am-1pm

Dance

Bruce Lancaster

blancast@drew.edu

973-408-3487

Tue. 1-5 pm

European Studies

Rick Mikulski

rmikulski@drew.edu

973-408-3480

Tue. 9am-1pm

Holocaust Studies

Bruce Lancaster

blancast@drew.edu

973-408-3487

Tue. 1-5 pm

Humanities

Bruce Lancaster

blancast@drew.edu

973-408-3487

Tue. 1-5 pm

Italian

Jody Caldwell

jcaldwel@drew.edu

973-408-3481

Tue. 9-11am, Thur. 2-4pm,

Jewish Studies

Bruce Lancaster

blancast@drew.edu

973-408-3487

Tue. 1-5 pm

Latin American Studies

Jody Caldwell

jcaldwel@drew.edu

973-408-3481

Tue. 9-11am, Thur. 2-4pm,

Linguistic Studies

Jody Caldwell

jcaldwel@drew.edu

973-408-3481

Tue. 9-11am, Thur. 2-4pm,

Medieval Studies

Jenne Heise

jheise@drew.edu

973-408-3675

Mon. 2-4pm, Thur. 1-3pm

Middle East Studies

Rick Mikulski

rmikulski@drew.edu

973-408-3480

Tue. 9am-1pm

Photography

Rick Mikulski

rmikulski@drew.edu

973-408-3480Tue. 9am-1pm

Public Health

Margery Ashmun

mashmun@drew.edu  

973-408-3483

Tue. 2-4pm, Wed. 10-noon

Russian

Jenne Heise

jheise@drew.edu

973-408-3675

Mon. 2-4pm, Thur. 1-3pm

Western Heritage

Rick Mikulski

rmikulski@drew.edu

973-408-3480

Tue. 9am-1pm

World Literature

Jody Caldwell

jcaldwel@drew.edu

973-408-3481

Tue. 9-11am, Thur. 2-4pm,

Writing

Jody Caldwell

jcaldwel@drew.edu

973-408-3481

Tue. 9-11am, Thur. 2-4pm,

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