Monninger Center Staff Profiles

Mona Baqai

Periodicals Assistant

monaba@fdu.edu; 973-443-8518

Brigid BurkeBrigid Burke

Associate University Librarian for Technical Services

bburke@fdu.edu; 973-443-8520

Education:

D.Litt.  (Literary Studies/Myth), Drew University
M.L.S., Rutgers University 
M.A. (Religion and Society), Drew University
B.A. (Religious Studies, English Literature), Montclair State University

Subject Area Interests:
Mythology, Comparative Religion, Philosophy, Psychology, American, British and French literature

20 year career in library technical services, including cataloging, digitization, and system administration. Adjunct professor of Library Studies at Rutgers University for 7 years in Cataloging/Classification and Automation, and currently an adjunct professor in the Humanities and Religion departments at Montclair State University.

Katie CarpenterKatie Carpenter

Administrative Assistant in the Library at the Monninger Center

kati05@fdu.edu; 973-443-8682; Fax 973-443-8525

 

 

 

 

 

Tanama CruzTanama  Cruz

Technical Services Associate

tcruz01@fdu.edu; 973-443-8521

Education:

A.S., Union County College
B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University

Tracy Dante Tracy Dante

Circulation Coordinator

tldante@fdu.edu; 973-443-8530

Subject Area Interests:
I enjoy all types of crafts and find them very relaxing. I love being around people and continually learning. I feel that we learn the most through communication and interaction with the people in our lives.

As interlibrary loan coordinator, I strive to find and borrow books and articles that we do not currently hold in our library. Through our large network of lending libraries we have many resources to obtain the needed material. I enjoy interacting with students, staff, faculty and everyone who touches my life each day. I enjoy when I can help someone our and make their day a little brighter.

Eleanor FriedlEleanor Friedl

Reference Librarian

friedl@fdu.edu; 973-443-8516

Education:
M.L.S., Rutgers University 
B.A., University of Miami (FL)

Subject Area Interests:
Art, humanities, languages and literature, music, social sciences

I am fortunate to be working in areas for which I have both background and professional interests, i.e. in my additional responsibilities as curator of special collections and exhibitions, and as selector of print resources in the humanities and social sciences.

Rebecca GervasioRebecca Gervasio

Circulation Assistant

gervasion@fdu.edu; 973-443-8515

 

 

 

 

 

Saskia Kusnecov

Metadata and Research Librarian

sak228@fdu.edu; 973-443-8514

Education:
M.L.I.S., Rutgers University
B.A., History, Rutgers University

Subject Area Interests:
Digital humanities, public history, technology, archives and preservation.

J.R. Malpere

Periodicals Assistant

jmalpere@fdu.edu; 973-443-8518

Wayne McDonnell

Circulation Assistant

irishguy@fdu.edu; 973-443-8515

Nicole PotdevinNicole Potdevie

Research and Instruction Librarian and Acting Associate Librarian and Director of Public Services

potdevin@fdu.edu; 973-443-8627

Education:
M.L.I.S., Rutgers University
M.A. (Art History & Archaeology), Institute of Fine Arts-New York University B.A. (Classics), Boston College

Subject Area Interests:
Archaeology and Anthropology, Ancient History, Literature, Art and Art History

Robert RichlanRobert Richlan

Evening Reference Librarian

richlan@fdu.edu; 973-443-8516

Education:
M.L.S., Rutgers University 
J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law
B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University

Subject Area Interests:
Law

I enjoy library reference work because it gives me an opportunity to instruct the library patrons in the usage of databases as well as books. There is a large teaching component to my position, and I enjoy the one-on-one interaction as well as instructing full classes. It is rewarding to see the students learn and remember the information.

I enjoy true crime books as well as mystery novels, films, the theater, and music.

Youbo WangYoubo Wang

Systems Librarian & Technical Support Specialist

ywang@fdu.edu; 201-250-7973

Education:
M.L.I.S., Louisiana State University 
M.S. (Computer Science), Miami University

Subject Area Interests:
Library technologies, information technologies

Serving as liaison between the Libraries and the Office of University Systems and Security, I am responsible for installing, maintaining, and supporting software utilities and appliations associated with the Integrated Library System (ILS) and other library-specific applications, including administrative support of a future open source ILS system.

Robert WolfRob Wolf

Electronic Resources Librarian

wolfrd@fdu.edu; 973-443-8523

Education:
M.L.I.S., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
B.A., The College of New Jersey

Subject Area Interests:
Information technology, electronic resources, history, and sociology

I work to ensure seamless access to the Library’s electronic and online resources. I am user focused and try to make their online library research experience as productive as possible.