Romel Espinel

I have more than 5 years of experience working in colleges and universities developing technology for teaching college students to become critical thinkers about information and media literacies, using active and problem-based instruction. I am active leader in developing educational resources for online use by all members of my community.


Pratt Institute, MS, Library & Information Science, 2009, • Beta Phi Mu Theta
Rutgers University, MA (in progress)
New Jersey City University, BA 1990-1994


Espinel, R., Beninghove, L., Orlofsky, V.L., Horowitz, E. (2014, January).  Flipping the Script: Using Videos as Instructional Tools to Flip the Information Literacy Class.  VALE New Jersey Annual Users' Conference 2014.  Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey.  Breakout session.

Espinel, R. & Beninghove, L. (2013) "Getting Dirty: Students Dig Though Achives to Discover a City and Their University and Create Web-Based Library Media". Poster Presentation at New Jersey Library Association 2013 Conference.

•Espinel, R., Deptula, M., & Wilkins. (2013) "Presence and Value of Mobile Apps in the New Jersey Academic Environment" . Virtual Academic Library Association Annual User's Conference. January 4, 2013.

•Espinel, R. & Stoler, D. (2012). "Search & Destroy: Students as Agents of Knowledge Sharing through Library Displays" . A paper given at the First Annual Berkeley College Conference on Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking. October 20, 2012.

• Espinel, R. (2012) "Mobility Now! Or the Importance of Developing a Mobile Library Website“ Poster Presentation. 2012 New Jersey Librarian Association Annual Conference

• Espinel, R. (2010) “Non-Linear Learning for A New Generation of Students” Poster presentation. Virtual Academic Library Association (VALE) Winter 2010 Conference.


• Co-Chair Technology Committee - New Jersey Library Association-College & University Section
• Member - Association of Colleges & Research Libraries Innovations Committee (2009-2011)
• Member - VALE NJ Users’ Conference Organizing Committee (Fall 2009)
• President - School of Information and Library Science Student Association - 2008 – 2009

Professional Societies

•American Library Association (ALA)
•Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
•American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
• New Jersey Library Assoication


Leah Loscutoff

Archives and Special Collections Librarian

Phone: 201.216.5416

Fax: 201.216.8319


John Cruz

Circulation Services Manager
Office:  Library

Doris Oliver

Doris Oliver
Assistant Curator
Office:  Library

Course Reserves

Certain items that prove to be high-demand/high-usage are housed separately from the regular collection and have a shorter borrowing period to facilitate fair access. Selected titles are entered into the Reserve Collection at the request of faculty or Library Staff and are shelved behind the Circulation Services desk. Reserve books can be borrowed for 2 hours and can only be used in the Library. Faculty seeking to place Library Books on reserve must complete a Reserve Book Form. The Library will then take care of either pulling books from the shelves or ordering them if necessary. Forms should be completed as thoroughly as possible. Forms and material should be sent to the attention of John Cruz.

Below is a listing of our Reserve Materials.

Reserve Course Materials

Reserve course materials include homework assignments, examination questions & answers, old examinations, etc., that faculty have placed on Reserve in order to provide convenient access for their students. These materials, arranged by Course #, can be borrowed for 2 hours and can only be used in the Library. Faculty wanting to place course material on reserve should complete a Course Material Reserve Form and submit it along with the material being sent to the Library. Please note that it is important that all items on the form be completed as thoroughly as possible. Forms and material should be sent to the attention of John Cruz.

Reserve Periodicals

A small number of popular periodical titles are kept at the Circulation Desk for a current rolling 3-month period. Reserve periodicals can be borrowed for 2 hours & can only be used in the Library.


Nydia Cruz

Associate Curator/Administrative Assistant

Nydia Cruz 
Office:  Library

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About OneSearch

We know you love Google and other search engines to find information. We all do. It's easy. Put in a couple of words, hit search, and boom: results. Well library products are attempting to be like these easy tools. OneSearch is a product by Serial Solutions that searches for all the articles, books, e-books, journals and other types of media the Samuel C. Williams Library has bought or subscribes to.

Is OneSearch Perfect?

Absolutely not, but neither are common search engines. Once you try OneSearch, like most searches, you will need to refine your search to isolate your topic or the type of content you are searching.If you need need more help, you can always contact a librarian and we can help you with your search. We of course we're the first search engines and might know where to look.

Library Catalog

The Samuel C. Williams Library has more than 30,000 print books and more than 120,000 ebooks in our collection. If we do not have a book, we can request it for you through Interlibrary Loan. Books are borrowed in accordance to our borrowing policies.

Study Rooms