Jay Bhatt received a M.S. in Library and Information Science and an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University. Some of his interest areas include collection development in engineering, outreach to faculty and students, and teaching engineering information research skills to faculty and students. Bhatt has published and presented papers extensively in the area of information literacy for engineering students. He is the 2010 recipient of the Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished Service award from ASEE’s Engineering Libraries Division and the 2003 recipient of Drexel University’s Harold Myers Distinguished Service Award.
Kevin P. Drees is the engineering librarian at Oklahoma State University and has been employed there since 2002. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas and his M.L.S. from Emporia State University. He serves on the Publications and Mentoring Committees in the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.
Tom Volkening is currently the engineering librarian at Michigan State University. He received his B.S. in Biology from Oakland University in 1972 and his M.L.S. from Western Michigan University in 1976. He was an Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Detroit from 1977 to 1984 and in 1984 became the engineering librarian at Michigan State University. Tom joined ELD in 1985 and attended his first ASEE annual conference in in 1986. Tom has served on many ELD committees and has presented at a number of ASEE conferences over the years. He is also a member of several other library organizations.
Ms. Mary Strife has been a science and engineering librarian for over 30 years. She has worked at Cornell, Syracuse University, University of Rochester, and SUNY Utica/Rome. She currently the director of the Evansdale Library of West Virginia University where she has been employed for over seventeen years. In addition to STEM disciplines, she has experience in instruction, access, reference, and collection management.
Amy S. Van Epps is an associate professor of Library Science and engineering librarian at Purdue University. She has extensive experience providing instruction for engineering and technology students, including Purdue’s first-year engineering program. Her research interests include finding effective methods for integrating information literacy knowledge into the undergraduate engineering curriculum.
Bruce Neville has 20 years of experience as a science and engineering librarian at three academic institutions. He has experience mentoring from both sides of the relationship: he values the insights he received from his own formal and informal mentors and hopes that he has been able to pass on his own insights to protégés in the profession.