Staff Profiles

Juliette Appold Juliette
Technical Services and Digital Project Librarian; 973-443-8514


M.L.I.S. (Specialization: Digital Libraries), Rutgers University
Ph. D. (Music History), University of Marburg
M.A. (Musicology & French Literature), University of Leipzig
State Exam (Teaching Music and French), University of Paderborn
B.M. (Violin Performance), St. Olaf College
CA (Certified Archivist), Academy of Certified Archivists


Subject Area Interests:
Classical Music, Arts, German Language, French Literature


Mona Baqai
Periodicals Assistant; 973-443-8518


Brigid Burke Brigid Burke
Associate University Librarian for Technical Services & Acting Associate University Librarian - Director of Public Services; 973-443-8520


D.Litt.  (Literary Studies/Myth), Drew University (anticipated Dec. 2016)
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 Carpenter Katie Carpenter
Administrative Assistant in the Library at the Monninger Center; 973-443-8682; Fax 973-443-8525






Tanama Cruz Tanama  Cruz
Technical Services Associate; 973-443-8521


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


Tracy Dante Tracy Dante
Interlibrary Loan Coordinator/Assistant to Supervisor of Access Services; 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; 973-443-8516

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.

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Rebecca GervasioRebecca Gervasio
Circulation Assistant; 973-443-8515






J.R. Malpere
Periodicals Assistant; 973-443-8518


Wayne McDonnell
Circulation Assistant; 973-443-8515


Nicole Potdevin  Nicole Potdevie
Research and Instruction Librarian; 973-443-8627

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; 973-443-8516

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

Subject Area Interests:

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; 201-250-7973

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; 973-443-8523

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.