Library Staff


Name: Chris Brennan
Position: Director of the Gardner A. Sage Library
About: A native of Rochester, New York, Chris has a B.A. from St. John Fisher College, a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from the State University of New York College of Geneseo, and a Master’s degree in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.) from Colgate Rochester Divinity School.
Chris sees his career as a theological librarian to be his ministry, his service to the Church. As a “Servant of the Servants of God,” he thanks his Maker for the opportunity to serve this seminary which is “reformed and ever reforming.” Thanks be to God!
Contact: 732-247-5241 ext. 204, cbrennan@nbts.edu



Name: Bethany O'Shea
Position: Librarian for Reference and Access Services
About: Bethany received her Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Rutgers University. Prior to that, she received her B.S. from West Chester University of PA, where she majored in education. After serving the greater Philadelphia school system as a substitute teacher, Bethany returned to school with the intention of combining her passions of teaching and assisting students in their research. Bethany specialized in digital libraries at Rutgers and will happily use her knowledge of web 2.0 technologies to assist the students of the Seminary.
Contact: 732-247-5241 ext. 202, boshea@nbts.edu



Name: Lynn Berg
Position: Technical Services
About:I began full-time work at the Library in 1988 after graduating with an MLS from Rutgers University. My service at the library entails providing access to the library’s resources through the cataloging, processing, organizing, and maintaining of the library's materials in all formats and languages; updating and maintaining the online catalog; and managing the library’s automated system. In collaboration with the other library staff members, my aim is to help our students and other library users achieve their educational goals by making sure they can get to the resources they need.
Contact: 732-247-5241 ext. 201, lberg@nbts.edu



Name: Wanlin Tsaur
Position: Acquisitions Assistant to the Library Director
About: Wanlin began half-time work at the Library in 2002. Prior to working at Sage, she had worked at Seton Hall University and Drew University after graduating with a master's degree from Seton Hall University. Her primary responsibility here is to assist the Library Director in purchasing books and other materials for Sage’s collection, but she is also responsible for all processes involved with binding and serials subscriptions.
Contact: 732-247-5241 ext. 203, wtsaur@nbts.edu



RCA Archives
Russell Gasero
The official Archives of the Reformed Church in America (RCA) is located in Sage Library, however, it is institutionally separate from Sage Library. If you are in search of genealogical information or other archival records from RCA churches, missions, or programs, please directly contact archivist Russell Gasero to make an appointment before visiting the archives. The Sage Library staff is not able to provide access to the RCA archives.
Contact by email: rgasero@rca.org
Contact by phone: 732-246-1779


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