Did you know there are reference librarians in the library who can help you locate the information and resources you need, assist with your research project, help with citing your paper, and much more.
In-person assistance is available at the reference desk in the library on the 4th floor, Monday through Thursday from 12-2pm. No appointment necessary — just drop by when you need assistance.
One-on-one research consultations are also available through the library. You are encouraged to make an appointment with your subject librarians.
Head of Access Services & STEM Librarian
Qinghua Xu is the library’s Head of Access Services, and subject liaison to students and faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Favourite thing about being a librarian: “Being a librarian is a rewarding experience. You know that every little thing you do can make a positive impact on users’ teaching and learning experience.”
Fun Fact: “It is a small world! I recently connected with my childhood best friend who I haven’t met for nearly 30 years through WeChat.”
Reference & Subject Specialist Librarian
Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences
Reference & Research Services Coordinator
Caitlin MacKenzie Mannion is the Reference and Research Services Coordinator, and subject liaison to students and faculty in Arts and Humanities.
Favourite thing about being a librarian: “I love my one-on-one consultations with students who are working on research projects. I always end up learning something new from them!”
Fun Fact: “I’ve been playing classical violin for over 20 years!”
Reference and Research Services Librarian for Business
Edward Lim is the subject librarian for Business. He is one of the newest members of the library team, joining us from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Favourite thing about being a librarian: “Nobody questions when a librarian makes a recommendation! As a librarian, we get to experiment with technology and the latest gadgets and software.”
Fun Fact: “I can drive a car and ride a horse, but I have not picked up cycling. I almost never buy print books for personal reading.”
Reference and Research Services Librarian for Social Sciences and Economics
Jennifer Stubbs is the subject librarian for Social Sciences and Economics. She is the newest member of the library team. Prior to NYU Shanghai, Jennifer was a librarian for Albuquerque Bernalillo County Public Library in the US.
Favourite thing about being a librarian:
“My sister says the thing about librarians is we love to search. People come to us because they want to find one thing. I will keep searching and exploring tangents and different databases, so feel free to interrupt me and say, I have what I need, thanks! Bye.”
Fun Fact: “My initials match the scary shark movie: JAWS.”