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Science Reference and Instruction Librarian
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Subject Specialist: Substance Use Studies
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Judit Hajnal Ward

Currently the resident science librarian on the Rutgers Cook Campus, Judit H. Ward was the Director of Information Services at the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies from 2007 to 2016. Her scholarly activities cover broad but related fields with the main focus of facilitating research, publication, and education in addiction science. A research librarian with demonstrated interest in multidisciplinary and cross-cultural topics throughout her entire career, she is currently focusing on promoting reading in various settings. She was PI on Reading for Recovery, a project funded by the American Library Association to advance the therapeutic use of reading among people grappling with addiction.

Judit H. Ward earned her doctoral degree in linguistics at the University of Debrecen, Hungary, after completing her master level studies in English and Hungarian literature and linguistics. She received her MLIS at Rutgers. She loves reading in multiple languages and running long distances.


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