Bart Everts

Reference/Instruction Librarian for the Camden Campuses of Rowan University and Camden County College
Librarians, Robeson Library
Library Faculty, Camden
Portrait photograph of Bart Everts


Paul Robeson Library

300 North 4th St.
Camden, NJ 08102

Bart Everts is a reference and instruction librarian on the faculty of the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers University-Camden. He serves as the liaison librarian to the Camden campuses of Camden County College and Rowan University. In this role he provides reference and information literacy instruction to students from both campuses, and is responsible for collection development. His research interests include libraries in online learning environments, library history, digital media literacy, critical librarianship, as well as the social history of the Philadelphia region. He has published articles in Archival OutlookPennsylvania History, The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, and other publications, and is a regular contributing reviewer to Reference Reviews, Library Journal, and College and Research Library News. His research guides can be found here


M.A. American History, University of Nebraska

M.S. Library and Information Science, Simmons College

B.A. American History and English Literature, Rutgers University-Camden 


Reference Librarian, Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University-Camden, Camden, NJ September 2015-Present

Adjunct Professor, General Studies Department, Peirce College, Philadelphia, PA, August 2015-Present                                             

Information Literacy Librarian, Archives Curator, Peirce College, Philadelphia, PA, January 2012-September 2015                                        

Graduate Assistant, Beatley Library, Simmons College, Boston, MA, July 2010-August 2011                                                                                  

Teacher, American History and Culture, EF University Prep (UP), Boston, MA, March 2007-August 2011  



Everts, Bart, "The Business of War: The Peirce School in World War I," Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies 84, no.4 (2017): 488-502.

Everts, Bart. “Archives Reenergized: Using a Milestone Anniversary to Reinvigorate Interest in Your Collections.” Archival Outlook, July/August 2015.

Encyclopedia Entries

Everts, Bart, "The Free Library of Philadelphia." In The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. Camden, NJ: Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (in progress). 

Everts, Bart. "Doylestown." In The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. Camden, NJ:  Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, 2017.

Everts, Bart. "Woody Allen." In Encyclopedia of Racism in American Cinema. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 

Everts, Bart. "Admiral Wilson Boulevard." In The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. Camden, NJ: Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, 2016.


Library Journal reviews 

Everts, Bart, "American Race Relations: Global Perspectives 1941-1996." Database Review. Referernce Reviews 31 no.1 (2017).

Everts, Bart. “The Institute for Women’s Policy Research.” Web Review. College and Research Libraries News 78, no. 1 (2017).

Everts, Bart, "African American Communities." Book Review. Referernce Reviews 30no.8 (2016).

Everts, Bart "World’s Fairs: A Global History of Exhibitions." Book Review. Reference Reviews 30 no.7 (2016).

Everts, Bart. “The Sage Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America.” Book Review. Reference Reviews 30, no.4 (2016).

Everts, Bart. Lambda Legal.” Web ReviewCollege and Research Libraries News, 77, no. 3 (March 2016).

Presentations and Posters

Everts, Bart. Builder of Homes: John H. McClatchy and the Growth of Suburban Philadelphia." Paper presentation, Pennsylvania Historical Association Annual Meeting, Indiana, PA October 17-19, 2019. 

Wilkinson, Zara, Bart Everts, and Gary Marks, Jr. Civic Engagement and Academic Libraries: Exploring Connections, Communities, and Partnerships. Roundtable Discussion, Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, Cleveland, OH, April 10-13, 2019. 

Everts, Bart. The War at Home: A Business School Transformed by the First World War. Paper Presentation, Eastern American Studies Association Conference, Harrisburg, PA March 29-30, 2019. 

Everts, Bart. Incarcerated Bodies, Incarcerated Minds: Censorship in Prison Libraries. Poster, LACUNY Institute, New York, May 11, 2018.

Wilkinson, Zara and Bart Everts. From the Stacks to the Community: Library Faculty Supporting Campus Civic Engagement Programs, ACRl-NJ Civic Engagement and Academic Libarires Roundtable, Somerville, NJ, April 27, 2018. 

Everts, Bart and Zara Wilkinson. A City Invincible: Library Resources for Civic Engagement. Poster, State of the Libraries, New Brunswick, NJ, December 6, 2017. 

Everts, Bart. Connecting on Cooper: Library Services for Camden County College and Rowan University in Camden. Poster, New Jersey Library Association Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, April 24-26, 2017.

Everts, Bart. With the Right Attitude: The Peirce School during World War I. Paper presentation, Phi Alpha Theta Conference, Omaha, NE, March 2-4, 2017.

Everts, Bart. The Urban Partnership: Library Services for Camden County College and Rowan University in Camden. Poster, State of The Libraries, New Brunswick, NJ, December 7, 2016.

Everts, Bart. Independent Reading? A history of the Nigerian National Library. Paper presentation, Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, NE, March 5-7, 2014.

Archival Exhibits

Mean Business: The Tools of 19th Century Business Education, Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June 2015 (curator).

Peirce College 1865-2015, Peirce College Library, Philadelphia. PA, January-September 2015 (curator).

1865: Eyewitness to History, Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA, April 2015 (contributing archivist).

Pen to Paper, Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia PA, January 2015 (contributing archivist).

Service and Memberships

Professional Service:

Member-at-Large, Faculty of Arts & Sciences Senate, Rutgers University-Camden (2018-present) 

Editorial Advisor, Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia (2017-present) 

Co-chair, Scholarly and Professional Activities Committee (SAPAC), Rutgers University Libraries (member 2017, co-chair 2018-present)  

Engaged Civic Learning Faculty Fellow, Rutgers Office of Civic Engagement (2017 cohort)

Mentor, The New Jersey Library Cooperative, MentorNJ (2016-present) 

New Jersey Library Association, College and Universities Section Executive Board, (Secretary-Tresurer 2016-2018, Member at Large 2018-2019)

Executive Committee Member, Rutgers AAUP-AFT Camden Chapter (2016-present)

Director at Large, Simmons College School of Library and Information Science Alumni Board (2014-2016)

Writing and Information Literacy Committee, Peirce College (committee member 2011-2014, co-chair 2014-15)

Inaugural member, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Peirce College (2013-2015)

Additional Service

Commissioner, Upper Darby Historic Commission 

Member-at-Large, Upper Darby Library Board 


American Library Association (ALA)

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

New Jersey Library Association- College and Univerities Secton (NJLA-CUS/ACRL-NJ)

The Pennsylvania Historical Association  (PHA) 

Phi Alpha Theta: National History Honors Society

Progressive Librarian's Guild (PLG) 

American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT)

Professional Development 

Critical Pedagogy and Digital Praxis,” Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC June 13-17, 2016

“Fostering Research Success: Getting Published, Collaborating, and Winning Grants,” ACRL-NJ, Rutgers University-Newark, Newark, NJ November 17, 2015

“Engaging Information Literacy Instruction: Applying Inquiry-Guided Learning Pedagogy to Information Literacy Teaching and Learning,” Tri-State College Library Cooperative, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA March 27, 2015

“Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Unconference and Symposium: Innovation, Collaboration, and Models,” Council on Library and Information Resources, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA March 12-13, 2015

“Grants: The Write Stuff,” Tri-State College Library Cooperative, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA August 13, 2014

“User Experience: What it Means for you Library,” Tri-State College Library Cooperative, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA April 25, 2014

 “Digital Matters,” Tri-State College Library Cooperative, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA July 25, 2013