Joanne Dera has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University and an MLIS in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. She is currently the Science and Engineering Librarian at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and liaison to the departments of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Physics. Having worked as a Professional Engineer in the Power Industry, she understands what industry expects of new engineers and uses her practical experience in both engineering and higher education to improve the research skills of engineering students before they embark on their professional careers.
Davida Scharf has a B.A. from Barnard College in Art and Architectural History, an MLS from Columbia University, and a PhD from the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information in the area of educational assessment and information literacy. She is currently Director of Reference and Instruction at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ.
Joseph Mercuri is a Technical Reference Librarian at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He is the library liaison for the Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Informatics, Information Technology, and Mathematical Sciences departments.
Raymond Vasquez is the Research and User Services Librarian at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is also the liaison librarian to the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Technology and Mechanical and Computer Engineering academic departments.
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