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Library Resources for NSU Faculty

Your Library Card

For NSU students, faculty, and staff, your SharkCard is your library card!  It will allow you to check out materials and access the library's online databases. For more information about your SharkCard, please visit Campus Card Services.


About the Alvin Sherman Library

Welcome to the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, one of the largest library buildings in the state of Florida.

The Alvin Sherman Library is a unique joint-use facility serving the residents of Broward County as well as NSU students, faculty, and staff members. Thanks to an agreement between the Broward County Board of County Commissioners and NSU, the Alvin Sherman Library offers traditional public library services as well as the full academic resources of one of the nation's major independent universities. This library was opened to the public on December 8, 2001.

Standing five stories high with wireless access throughout the building, cozy reading niches, study rooms, and a café, the library environment is spacious, high tech, yet friendly. You will discover collections of research materials, specialized databases, popular fiction and nonfiction books, magazines and journals, CDs, DVDs, special programs for children, teens, and adults, book discussion groups, author readings, and classes on using research tools and resources. Most importantly, you will find a professional library staff attuned and ready to serve your needs.

Let us be your library guides!


Find Your Librarian

College/Department Librarian Title Get in touch
College of Computing and Engineering Xiara Acosta Reference and Instruction Librarian I

 (954) 262-5468

College of Psychology Charlene Cain Reference & Instruction Librarian II

(954) 262-4650

HCAS/Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts

HCAS/Department of Conflict Resolution Studies
Sarah Cisse Reference & Instruction Librarian III

(954) 262-4649
Farquhar Honors College Sara J. Cooper Reference & Instruction Librarian II

(954) 262-4657

HCAS/Department of Humanities and Politics

Abraham S. Fischler College of Education & School of Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice)
Lisa Ellis Reference & Instruction Librarian II

(954) 262-4666
HCAS/Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences Joana Fernandez Reference Librarian II

(954) 262-3693
HCAS/Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences Lisa Ferrara Reference Librarian II

(954) 262-4675
HCAS/Department of Biological Sciences Sarena Hicks Reference/Outreach Librarian III

(954) 262-4596
Abraham S. Fischler College of Education & School of Criminal Justice (Education) Melissa Johnson Reference / Subject Specialist Librarian III for Social Sciences

(954) 262-4577
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship Mihaela Micu Reference & Instruction Librarian II

(954) 262-4639
  Laura Ramirez Assistant Director of Academic and Research Services

(954) 262-8423
College of Computing and Engineering Christopher Schultz Reference & Instruction Librarian I

(954) 262-4603
  Jamie Segno Director of Reference and User Services

(954) 262-5484