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 Outlook, Pennsylvania 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
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.
Everts, Bart, "Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays," Book Review, Library Journal 143 (16), 68.
Everts, Bart, "1968: Radical Protest and its Enemies," Book Review, Library Journal 143 (11), 79.
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
Interim Teacher, Uphams Corner Charter School, Boston, MA, September 2006-March 2007
Instructor, Institute of Reading Development, Washington, DC, May 2001-December 2004
Director, School Age Programs, Respond, Inc., Camden, NJ, September 2004-August 2006
Presentations and Posters
Everts, Bart. Incarcerated Bodies, Incarcerated Minds: Censorship in Prison Libraries. Poster, LACUNY Institute, New York, May 2018.
Zara Wilkinson and Bart Everts. From the Stacks to the Community: Library Faculty Supporting Campus Civic Engagement Programs, NJLA Civic Engagement and Academic LIbarires Roundtable, Evelyn S. Field Library Institute for Holocaust & Genocide Studies Resource Center, Somerville, NJ, April 2018.
Bart Everts and Zara Wilkinson. A City Invincible: Library Resources for Civic Engagement. Poster, State of the Libraries, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, December 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 2017.
Everts, Bart. With the Right Attitude: The Peirce School during World War I Paper presentation, Phi Alpha Theta Conference, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, March 2017.
Everts, Bart. The Urban Partnership: Library Services for Camden County College and Rowan University in Camden. Poster, State of The Libraries, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, December 2016.
Everts, Bart. Independent Reading? A history of the Nigerian National Library. Presentation, Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, NE, March 5-7, 2014.
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
Service and Memberships
Member-at-Large, Faculty of Arts & Sciences Senate, Rutgers University-Camden (2018-present)
Editorial Advisor, Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia (2017-present)
Committee member, Scholarly and Professional Activities Committee (SAPAC), Rutgers University Libraries (2017-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-present)
Executive Committee Member, Rutgers AAUP-AFT Camden Chapter (2016-17)
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)
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)
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).
“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