University Libraries.

Elaine M. Lasda Bergman

Reference Librarian,
Subject librarian for Social Welfare, Gerontology and Dewey Reference


Elaine Bergman is the Social Welfare, Gerontology, and Reference bibliographer, and has been a full-time librarian at the Dewey Library since March 2008. Ms. Bergman previously worked at Dewey part-time basis from 2004-2008, and also worked at the Main Library on the uptown campus from 2001-2004.

At the Dewey Library, Ms. Bergman is responsible for maintaining the Social Welfare, Gerontology and Reference collections. She coordinates the Dewey Library Blog, teaches bibliographic instruction sessions, and provides DIALOG searches by appointment for faculty, staff and students. In 2011-2012, Ms. Bergman serves as President of the Academic and Special Libraries Section of the New York Library Association. She is the Chair-Elect for the Social Sciences Division of the Special Libraries Association, and the Public Relations Chair for the Upstate New York Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.

Prior to her full time position with the University, Ms. Bergman worked as a part time solo Librarian at the Healthcare Association of New York State. She has also served as adjunct faculty to the Information Studies Department, teaching IST 639, Online Information Retrieval. She received her M.L.S. from the University at Albany in 1997, and a B.A. in History from SUNY College at Oswego in 1990.


Lasda Bergman, Elaine. (2011) "Social Gerontology: Integrative and Territorial Aspects: A Citation Analysis of Subject Scatter and Database Coverage," Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian, 30(3):154-175.

Lasda Bergman, Elaine, and Holden, Irina I. (2010) "User Satisfaction With Electronic Reference: a Systematic Review", Reference Services Review, 38(3): 493 - 509.