Our Reference Librarians
Celia Daniel, Head of Reference/ Africana Services
The Africana librarian supports study and teaching of Africana in three different areas of study: African Studies, African American Studies, and African Diasporic Studies. Africana encompasses the study of the African past, grounded in the philosophy of Sankofa and the present, through self-examination; where we correct and rebrand the history and culture to reflect truth. Then there is projection of how we as African people living outside of the homeland, proceed. The study, the conversation is constantly evolving as we correct over 400 years of misinformation. The Africana librarian must stay abreast of the study and support it with resources and services.
Adia Coleman, Business Librarian
In her role as the Business Librarian and Intellectual Property Specialist, Adia Coleman facilitates the research (discovery) to ensure that the inventions of independent inventors have not already been patented or the business name, logo, slogan have not already been trademarked. She also explores other intersections of intellectual property such as a copyright or trade secret for a holistic approach. As the daughter of a serial entrepreneur, Adia’s understanding of the needs, risks, and success factors for small business owners, artists, and creators is deeply rooted. Adia is also the Manager of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center at Howard University.
Kimberly Prosper, S.T.E.M. Services
The STEM Librarian provides resources and research support to students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Architecture. Students majoring in the field of computer science, engineering, chemistry, biology, and mathematics can receive in-depth research consultations and assistance specifically designed for their courses. The STEM librarian supports the syllabus by creating research guides, in collection development, and facilitating library and information literacy instructions.
Student Success Librarian
The Student Success Librarian provides a foundational library experience for Freshman. They are responsible for various library services, classroom instructions, research consultations, and workshops. They work closely with faculty and serves as the primary contact for Freshman and Sophomore students. Their instructions are tailored to fit specific assignments and learning objectives.
Tommy Waters, Graduate Services
Congratulations and welcome to Howard! The Library is your main campus resource to help you throughout your graduate career, often behind the scenes in concert with your faculty. I will assist you in your research for thesis or dissertation, arrange workshops, and do everything to help you from the time you are admitted until you have earned your degree.
Howard University is starting a Graduate Student Advisory Board which will advises the library on amenities and resources of specific concern to graduate students. The board’s focus is on the following libraries:
- School of Business Library
- School of Social Work Library
- Moorland-Spingarn Rare Book & Manuscript Library
We will meet two times a semester for 60 minutes per meeting in a Founders Library or by Teams.