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Ellen Metter

Ellen Metter

Researcher Support Librarian Researcher Support Services

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Role in the Library

Ellen is a member of the Researcher Support Services (RSS) department.

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Ellen's consultation specialties match her areas of oversight as a collections selector: Anthropology, Communication, Film Production, History, Journalism, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, and Theatre. Campus faculty in these areas in particular are encouraged to contact Ellen with purchase and trial recommendations, for research support, or for related needs. Ellen supports all discipline areas for students, faculty and staff through one-on-one consultations by appointment; at the Research Tutoring Desk; and through IM research support.

As the Library's Open Educational Resources (OER) lead Ellen works to assist faculty interested in incorporating OER into their teaching. Please see the Library's OER Guide for information on consultations as well do-it-yourself information. 

Ellen's work as Collection Development Project Coordinator allows her to assist in facilitating, in partnership with collection management and acquisitions colleagues, tasks supporting the growth and management of the Library's physical and digital materials.

As a member of the Researcher Support Group you'll find Ellen involved in other projects including those involving Scholarly Communication, Open Access, and more.




Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Masters of Information Studies

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, Theatre/Music

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Researching 101: 36 Tips to Propel Your College Research and Help You Find the Authoritative Information Your Professor will Love - Open Textbook:

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