Plainfield Campus Librarian, Elsa Bruguier is known to students, faculty, and staff as an approachable, helpful College resource. Ms. Bruguier notes, “Frontline librarians understand that students, faculty, and staff can be intimidated by the prospect of navigating an increasingly complex information landscape. We also understand that becoming an information literate person is not a nicety, but a necessity. It’s also a process, and so we emphasize the college libraries as the ‘go to’ source in becoming proficient in that process.”
Ms. Bruguier is responsible for administration of the branch campus library, including collection development (ASL and Deaf Studies, EMT, Paramedic, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing, Radiography, Respiratory Care, Sonography, Sport Management), creation of subject specific research guides, instruction, research appointments, multi-modal reference provision, staff supervision, publicizing library services, and programming.
She has taught Union’s Methods in Library Research class and spearheaded the College Libraries Affiliate Membership in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Ms. Bruguier serves on the Advisory Boards for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing, Respiratory Care, and Sport Management programs, as well as on the Academic Special Advisory Group of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region. Volunteer activities include serving as a mentor in the New Jersey Library Association College and University Section Job Shadowing Program, and serving at a horticulture library. 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.