Plainfield Campus Librarian Elsa Bruguier is known to students, faculty, and staff as an approachable, helpful College resource. Ms. Bruguier notes, “The Libraries’ collections and services contribute to and align with the missions and goals of our College, opening learning gateways for students’ academic, professional, and personal success.” Responsible for library services on the Plainfield Campus, Ms. Bruguier conducts customized information literacy sessions; provides assistance at the reference desk and by individual appointment; develops the College libraries’ collections and subject guides for the ASL and deaf studies, EMT, paramedic, physical therapist assistant, practical nursing, and sport management programs. She has taught Union’s Methods in Library Research class. Ms. Bruguier has served on planning committees for the National Diversity in Libraries Conference and the Virtual Academic Library Environment Conference). In October 2012, she will be a panelist at the NJ Library Association’s Adult Services Forum, addressing new modes of discovery and delivery of health information. Her 2008 article “Allied Health and Nursing Academic Programs at New Jersey County Colleges: Holistic Health and Complementary and Alternative Medicine Content” is among the publisher’s “most read.” Initiator of the production and display on Union’s campuses of QR codes (linking offline library information to online content), Ms. Bruguier has a B.A. (English) from East Stroudsburg University, an M.L.S. from Rutgers University, and an M.A. (Holistic Health Studies) from Georgian Court University.
Union County College has a remarkable history as New Jersey’s first community college. We are known for excellence among regional colleges and universities.