New Faculty 2020-2021

New York University Libraries advance learning, research, and scholarly inquiry in an atmosphere dedicated to the open exchange of information by building, preserving, interpreting, and providing access to rich and diverse collections; teaching the effective use and critical evaluation of information resources; developing creative and responsive services for individual user communities; and capitalizing on innovative information technologies to foster intellectual growth. While our primary responsibility lies with the students and faculty of New York University, the Libraries welcome and engage in scholarly, cultural, and artistic interactions with the broader communities.

Assistant Curators

Daniel Hickey

Daniel Hickey

Daniel Hickey is Head of Business & Government Information Services at the Jack Brause Library for Real Estate at NYU Libraries. He holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, where he also earned his B.A. in English Literature with a minor in French. He is currently applying to Master of Business Administration programs.

In his role as Head, Hickey steers library collections and services in business, economics, entrepreneurship, real estate, and related disciplines. His research centers on the information and data-seeking behavior of business undergraduate and MBA students, with an emphasis on information asymmetry in job offer scenarios. His 2016 co-authored paper, “Getting the Patron to 'Yes': The Academic Librarian’s Role in Supporting Salary Negotiations” details evidence-based strategies and resources for library workers to support successful job placements. Hickey has also published extensively on library services, including several papers on remote service provision, scaling and sustaining new services, training, and assessing liaison and scholarly communication services. In-progress research includes an exploration of the practical information and data needs of academic entrepreneurs and the logistical and licensing challenges facing the academy in fully supporting researchers and startup founders. Hickey is an active member of the Special Library Association’s Business & Finance Divisions, where he serves as Chair Elect, and the Association of Business Library Directors.
 
Prior to joining NYU, Hickey served as the Assistant Director for Business & Hospitality Research Services at Cornell University, where he led the efforts of the Nestlé Hotel Library and Management Library. Before Cornell, Hickey held a faculty position at The Pennsylvania State University, where he served as the Librarian for Business & Information Sciences.

Hope Lappen

Hope Lappen

Hope Lappen is Assistant Curator and the Life Sciences Librarian in the Coles Science Center. She holds a B.S. in Neuroscience from Trinity College; an M.S. in Library & Information Science from the Pratt Institute; and is an MPH candidate in Epidemiology at NYU.

Lappen's research interests focus on the information needs of public health professionals and the development of systems and services that support transparent, reproducible, and open science. She is active in the Medical Library Association, where she currently serves as Chair-elect to the International Cooperation Caucus & ICC Liaison to the Global Health and Health Equity Hub.

Prior to coming to NYU, Hope was the Biomedical & Life Science Librarian at Brown University; before which she was Science & Engineering Librarian at George Washington University. Before that, she was Eugene Garfield Resident in Science Librarianship at University of Pennsylvania.