Jill M. Borin

Jill M. Borin, MLIS

  • Archives and Distinctive Collections, Head; Research & Instructional Services, Interim Head; Librarian; Liaison to History, Social Work & Continuing Studies
Media Expertise:
  • Library Science


  • MLIS, Library and Information Science (2002)
    Rutgers University (NJ)
  • MA, American History (1999) 
    University of Delaware (DE)

  • BA, History (1997) 
    Muhlenberg College (PA)

About Me

I serve as liaison to the History and Social Work Departments. I am committed to helping students understand the research process and obtain the most relevant materials from our resources. As archivist, I am focused on preserving and making available important artifacts about the history of our institution. 

Liaison Departments

  • History
  • Social Work
  • Continuing Studies


Borin, J. M., Galloway-Wright, B., Evers, V., & Van Osten, K. M. (2021). Uncovering marginalized voices: Stories of DEI from the archives. Proceeding of the Tri-State College Library Cooperative. https://rdw.rowan.edu/tclc_proceedings/2021/ 

Borin, J.M., Healey, K.N., & Stein, D.K. (2018). #Moral injury: A bibliometric study. Journal of Behavioral & Social Sciences, 5(2), 63-71.

Van Osten, K. & Borin, J. M. (2023). Mold mitigation during a pandemic: Accessible strategies for archivists. In D. Van Kempen-Breit (Ed.), Managing crises in the academic library: Past, present, and future (pp. 301-310). Association of College and Research Libraries.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Library Association (ALA), Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)


Friend of the School of Nursing Award, given through Widener's Eta Beta chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (2022)

George T. Raymond Freedom Award, Chester NAACP (2012)

Leedom B. Morrison Award, Delaware County Heritage Commission (2010)


In the Media


  • Library Staff Present on Student Scholarship at PaLA Conference

    Jill Borin, librarian and head of archives and distinctive collections, Kayla Van Osten, affiliate librarian and assistant archivist, and Kristina Dorsett, affiliate librarian, presented a poster at the Pennsylvania Library Association’s (PaLA) 2023 Conference. 

    The trio presented a poster, titled “I Did That: Student Scholarship in Academic Libraries,” which showcased the scholarly work of Widener graduate and undergraduate students from the 2022 academic year. They shared a selection of works from across schools and departments, covering topics such as student mental health, better living through technology, and sexual healing. 

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  • Library Staff Co-Author Book Chapter

    Wolfgram Library's Jill Borin, librarian and head of archives and distinctive collections, and Kayla Van Osten, affiliate librarian and assistant archivist, have co-authored a chapter in the book Managing Crises in the Academic Library: Past, Present, and Future, which features library professionals as authors from all institution types and sizes. 

    Borin and Van Osten’s chapter is titled “Mold Mitigation during a Pandemic: Accessible Strategies for Archivists.”

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  • Library Faculty Receive Award from Nursing Honor Society

    Jill Borin, librarian and head of the archives and distinctive collections, and Kristina Dorsett, affiliate librarian, were chosen to receive the Friend of the School of Nursing Award given through Widener's Eta Beta chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. The Friend of Nursing Award is conferred by local chapters and recognizes an individual or organization that is not eligible for regular membership but has impacted the chapter, the local nursing or health care community, and/or the health of people in a significant way.  

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  • University Archivist Named to Board of Philadelphia-Area Special Collections Consortium

    University Archivist and Librarian Jill Borin was named to the board of directors of the Philadelphia-Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). The thirty-four member libraries and archives of PACSCL collect, care for, and share with a world-wide audience collections that, in their depth and variety, comprise an internationally important body of unique materials for students, scholars and lifelong learners at any level.

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