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Judit Hajnal Ward

Judit Hajnal Ward
Science Reference/Instruction Librarian and Liaison to Center of Alcohol Studies
Library Faculty, New Brunswick Libraries
Library of Science and Medicine
165 Bevier Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8009
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Judit H. Ward is a research librarian with demonstrated interest in multidisciplinary and cross-cultural topics throughout her entire career. Her current scholarly activities cover broad but related fields with the main focus of facilitating research, publication, and education in addiction science. Her practice and research are directed to key areas of information science, providing a crucial part of the research infrastructure and assisting researchers with interpreting trends and identifying evolving needs. She has been instrumental in discovering and recommending resources and tools emerging in technology and scholarly communication, such as the latest opportunities scholarly social media provides.

Judit H. Ward earned his doctoral degree in linguistics at the University of Debrecen, Hungary, after completing her master level studies in English and Hungarian literature and linguistics. She received her MLIS at Rutgers. She is senior member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

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Hajnal Ward. J. (2015). Nyitott könyvtár [Open libraries] [In Hungarian]. Kalligram, Budapest.
Hajnal Ward, J. (2002). Hungarian-English Phrasebook and Dictionary. Hippocrene Books, New York, NY. [republished in 2004, 2006, including Kindle e-book]


Paragh, G.,& Hajnal, J. (2000). Tessék mondani! (Tell me please). Debrecen, Hungary: University of Debrecen Press. (Handbook for American students for history taking in internal medicine) [republished in 2006, 2007, 2011, 2011 (e-book), 2012]

Kulcsár, D., & Hajnal, J. (1989). Köznapi magyar orvosi nyelvhasználat. (Everyday Medical Hungarian). University textbook for medical students learning Hungarian. Debrecen, Hungary: University of Debrecen Press.



For more and for full text: SOAR (Scholarly Open Access at Rutgers, ResearchGate, BEPress Selected Works, Google Scholar Citations.

Allred, N. Bejarano, & Ward, J. H. (2017). Howard Wilcox Haggard and the Institutionalization of Modern Alcohol Studies. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 78(2), 325–329.

Ward, J. H., & Bejarano, W. (2017) (interviewers). Broad thinking: An interview with Harold Kalant. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 78(1), 158–165.

Bejarano, W., & Ward, J. H. (2016). CICAS: Toward a critical framework of information literacy in addiction science. Substance Abuse Library and Information Studies, 3, 33-41.

Ward, J. H., Bejarano, W., & Allred, N. (2016). Reading for recovery: Bibliotherapy for addictions  Substance Abuse Library and Information Studies, 3, 50-59.

Hajnal Ward, J., & Bejarano, W. (2016). Parazita lapok - a tudomány élősködői  [Predatory journals: Predators of Science. In Hungarian.]  Könyv, könyvtár, könyvtáros, 25(9), 17-25.

Hajnal Ward, J., & Bejarano, W. (2016). A tudomány élősködői. Denveri beszélgetés Jeffrey Beall-lel [Predators of Science. A discussion in Denver with Jeffrey Beall. In Hungarian.]  Könyv, könyvtár, könyvtáros, 25(9), 9-16.

Babor, T. F., & Ward, J. H.  (2016). E.M. Jellinek at 125: The past as prologue. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77, 369–370.

Ward, J. & Bejarano, W. (2016). A tribute to Bunky at 125: A comprehensive bibliography of E. M. Jellinek’s publications. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77, 371–374.

Ward, J. H. Bejarano, W.,  Allred, N., & Babor, T. F. (2016). Reintroducing Bunky at 125: E.M. Jellinek’s life and contributions to Alcohol Studies, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77, 375-383.

Ward, J. H., Bejarano, W., & Haggis, W. (2015). “Open during renovation”: Open Science and libraries. Substance Abuse Library and Information Studies, 2, 82-89.

Ward, J. H. (2015). Language matters: The power of words. Substance Abuse Library and Information Studies, 2, 34-38.

Hajnal Ward, J. (2015). Könyvtár, tudomány, könyvtártudomány [Library, science, library science. In Hungarian]. Könyv, könyvtár, könyvtáros [Books, libraries, librarians], 24(10), 18-28.

Hajnal Ward, J., Geary, D. & Bejarano, W. (2015). Gyógyító olvasás. Kis ingyen könyvtár nem csak szenvedélybetegeknek [Books that heal: Little Free Library, not only for addictions. In Hungarian]. Könyv, könyvtár, könyvtáros [Books, libraries, librarians], 24(5), 28-35.

Hajnal Ward, J. (2015). Nyitott tudomány, nyitott könyvtár [Open science, open library. In Hungarian]. Orvosi könyvtárak [Medical Libraries]. 2, 18-29.

Ward, J., Bejarano, W., & Dudás, A. (2015). Scholarly social media profiles and libraries: A review. LIBER Quarterly, 24(4), 174-204.

Ward, J. (2014). E. M. Jellinek: The Hungarian Connection. Substance Abuse Library and Information Studies, 1, 42-54.

Hajnal Ward, J., Clark, S, Stewart, M. (2014). Marslakók és detektívek a könyvtárban: 56-os tudósok Amerikában. [Martians and detectives: Hungarian 56er scholars in America. In Hungarian]. Könyv, könyvtár, könyvtáros [Books, libraries, librarians], 10, 36-46.

Hajnal Ward, J., Bejarano, W., Dudás, A. (2014). Tudományos szelfie: tudósprofilok az Interneten. [Scholarly selfies: Researcher profiles on the Internet. In Hungarian.] Könyvtári Figyelő [Library Review], 60(3), 294-308.

Candon, P., Ward, J., Pandina, R. (2014). The Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs and the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies: A History of the Evolution of Alcohol Research. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs Supplement 17, 8-17.

Hajnal Ward, J. (2012). Egy magyar digitális világkönyvtár víziója. [Envisioning a Hungarian Digital Library. In Hungarian].Könyv, könyvtár, könyvtáros [Books, libraries, librarians], 12, 47-56.

Hajnal Ward, J. (2012). Ki szavatol a...? Helyzetjelentés a tudományos lektorálás állásáról. [In Hungarian]. Who grants the…? Status report on peer review. Könyvtári Figyelő [Library Review],(56), 713-726.

Hajnal Ward, J., Molly Stewart (2012). A tudományos tevékenység értékelése: hungarológiai témák amerikai disszertációkban.[In Hungarian] Performance indicators in Hungarian Studies: Dissertations in North American universities. Hungarológiai Évkönyv - Hungarian Studies Yearbook 10. Ed. Szűcs Tibor, University of Pécs, Hungary, pp. 223-240.

Hajnal Ward, J. , Candon, P., Cox, J., Frisone, N., Stewart, M. (2011). Gyakorlati bibliometria: a tudományos tevékenység értékelése könyvtári eszközökkel. Practical bibliometrics: Evaluating scholarly activities with library resources. [In Hungarian]. Könyvtári Figyelő [Library Review], (56), 107-132.

Hajnal Ward, J., Csűrös Clark, Sz. (2009). Folklore research resources in East European Studies: The Library and Archives of the American Hungarian Foundation, Folklorica, 14, 155-168.

Hajnal Ward, J. (ed.) (2009). Welcome to the library! Special issue on American libraries. [In Hungarian.] Könyv, könyvtár, könyvtáros [Books, libraries, librarians]. 12

Ward, J.H. (2009). Acquisitions Globalized: The foreign language acquisitions experience in a research library. Library Resources & Technical Services, 53(2), 22-29.

Hajnal Ward, J. (2008). Anything.hu: Understanding evaluation standards for online resources in Hungarian Studies, In: Une nation vivant dans sa langue. Ed. M. Farkas, Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, pp. 168-183.

Hajnal Ward, J., Agócs, L., Molnár, T. (2005). Az orvosi informatikai oktatás korszerű modelljének kialakítása (An up-to-date model of medical informatics. In Hungarian). In Csirik, J., Herdon, M. (Eds.) Informatika a felsőoktatásban ’05 (Information technology in Higher Education). Debrecen, Hungary: University of Debrecen Press, on CD-ROM.

Hajnal Ward, J., Agócs, L. (2004). Language maintenance on the Internet. Educational Media International, 41(1), 27-30.

Hajnal, J. (1986). Semantic relationship in conversion. In R. Sándor (Ed.), English in Function (pp. 51-61). Budapest, Hungary: Eötvös Loránd University.



Rutgers University

Center of Alcohol Studies: Director of Information Services
School of Communication and Information: Adjunct Faculty
(since 09/2007)
Libraries Technical and Automated Services, Acquisitions Department:
Foreign Titles Specialist (01/2003-08/2007)
Institute for Hungarian Studies: Visiting Professor

University Medical School of Debrecen, Hungary

Department of Foreign Languages: Language Teacher
Library of the Foreign Language Department, Part Time Librarian
Library of the Department of Biophysics: Librarian, Language Consultant



  • Focus on innovation in research support and customized, user-centered library services
  • Direct experience with information technology and digital libraries in an academic/research setting
  • Original research on topics in library and information science, cross-cultural communication, and foreign language acquisition
  • Proven track record of strong leadership skills in diverse positions in the US and Europe
  • 20+ years of management experience in an academic setting
  • 30+ years of instruction both in the classroom and online
  • Mentoring graduate students, career changers, and visiting scholars
  • Strong interest in facilitating successful multicultural work environment


Recent Funding

2015-2016 -- R4R: Reading for Recovery. A Carnegie-Whitney Grant from the American Library Association to create an online collection of titles to complement the support system for people with substance use problems

2015 -- A.A. Heckman Endowed Fellowship (Archive Project at the Hazelden-Betty Ford Foundation)

Editorial Activities

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs  –   executive board member; field editor (history, infrastructure) since 2015
JSAD News - associate editor (since 2015)
Substance Abuse Library and Information Studies  – founding editor  (since 2014)
Könyvtári Figyelő [Library Review], Budapest, Hungary  – editorial board member, reviewer (since 2013)
Könyv, könyvtár, könyvtáros [Books, libraries, librarians] – North American correspondent, guest editor (since 2009)
CAS Information Services Newsletter (Rutgers, Center of Alcohol Studies) - founding editor (2007-2016)
Library - Information - Society Newsletter, Budapest, Hungary (KIT Hírlevél) – editor (2011-2012)