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Judit H. Ward

Science Reference and Instruction Librarian


Judit H. Ward is the resident science librarian on the Cook Campus and program director of Books We Read. 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

Becky Diamond

Business Instruction Librarian


Becky Diamond is the Business Instruction Librarian for Rutgers New Brunswick, located at the Carr Library on Livingston campus. Her position involves assisting with library instruction for RBS (Rutgers Business School) classes (both undergraduate and graduate), helping students find resources specific to various business classes and assignments. In the past, she has worked for companies including

Nicholas Allred (Founding member, 2019-2022)

PhD Candidate, Graduate Specialist

Nick Allred (MSt., Oxford) is a PhD candidate in the English department here at Rutgers.  His research focuses on compulsive habits like drinking and ideas about fictional character in eighteenth-century Britain.  Nick has taught courses at Rutgers on poetry, writing, the early novel, and eighteenth-century literature and culture. At Books We Read, Nick selects reading

Lindsey M. Jones

Doctoral Student, Graduate Specialist


Lindsey Jones is pursuing a PhD in Musicology at Rutgers University. She has a M.M. in Violin Performance and concentration in Instrumental Conducting from the University of South Florida and a B.M in Violin Performance from Western Connecticut State University. Her research interests include gender, history of women, feminism, the feminine in music aesthetics and

Kate Greenberg

Graduate Assistant

Kate is a Master of Information student on the Archives and Preservation track. In addition to her work at the Chang Library, she is a Student Library Assistant at the Library of Science and Medicine. Her interests include the histories of science and technology, as well as collections accessibility. She enjoys reading science fiction, fantasy, and

Julianna Rossano (team member, Fall 2020 – Spring 2021)

Graduate Coordinator- Tales We Read

Julianna Rossano is an MI student currently interning for the Rutgers Climate Institute. She also completed her undergraduate education at Rutgers, obtaining degrees in English and ITI. Julianna has experience in writing, editing, and social media. She is interested in progressive programming for public libraries. Blog posts written by Julianna Rossano

Alissa Renales (team member, 2021)

School of Communications and Information Assistant

Alissa (they/them/theirs) is a Graduate Student in the Masters of Information program with a concentration in Archives and Preservation. They are a School of Communications and Information Assistant, working in both the Alexander Library and the Library of Science and Medicine. Alissa’s posts

Jennifer Coffman (team member, Fall 2019 – Fall 2020)

Graduate Reference and Instruction Assistant

Jennifer is a Reference and Instruction Graduate Assistant and Master of Information candidate at Rutgers and a former Chemistry PhD candidate. She helps librarians tackle their myriad of projects and assists the Rutgers community with their reference needs. She continues to focus on developing her skills in instruction and outreach in STEM librarianship in the

Anya Bolden (team member in Fall 2020)

Undergraduate Coordinator - Tales We Read

Anya Bolden

Anya Bolden is an undergraduate student majoring in history. She is in the Public History program and completed an internship with Rutgers University Libraries: Special Collections. Anya is the president of READ: the Rutgers University Book ClubRutgers University Book Club. She is completing a thesis on the role of American culture in the late Soviet

Lila Kwederis (team member, Fall 2019-Spring 2020)

Graduate Reference and Instruction Assistant

Update: Lila Kwederis graduated in May 2020, and is now a librarian in the Edison Public Library, continuing book recommendations on her Facebook page. Lila Kwederis is a hybrid MI student working at Douglass and Chang. She earned two B.S. degrees in English Literature and Communications Studies at Ithaca College. She has experience working for