Excerpt from “Forgotten Heroes: New Jerseyans and Rutgers Alumni During the Great War” at What Exit?

This month, What Exit? from Special Collections and University Archives featured two long forgotten New Jersey heroes, using materials from the Rutgers College War Service Bureau and the Terradell Family Papers. Excerpt: With a growing number of Rutgers men in Uncle… Continue Reading

Quick Takes on Events and News — May 2017

The New Brunswick Libraries announced their schedule of #Stressbusters events for the spring exam period. Highlights include a photo booth at the Math/Physics Library, button making at the Art Library, and pet therapy sessions at Alexander, Douglass, Kilmer, and LSM.… Continue Reading

Another hidden gem in our rare books collections

A request from the Spinoza Society sent us into the stacks in search of Baruch Spinoza’s René Descartes’ Principiorum Philosophiae. The Dutch philosopher’s response to René Descartes’ ontological arguments concerning substance (dualistic views that Spinoza, arguably a pantheist, sought to… Continue Reading

Quick Takes on Events and News – March 2017

Open and Affordable Textbooks Project Will Save Almost $1.6 Million in First Year More than 32 classes are switching over to low cost or no-cost textbook solutions as part of the Open and Affordable Textbooks (OAT) Project, with a projected… Continue Reading

Button Making Events: A Magnet for Engagement

On Thursday, November 10th, 2016, Tara Maharjan, Processing Archivist, Janki Patel, Undergraduate, Art History & Art Library reference assistant, and Megan Lotts, Art Librarian, hosted a pop-up button making space in the lobby of Alexander Library.  At this event patrons… Continue Reading

Piloting Stories on the Libraries’ Instagram Account: A Case Study

Back in August, Instagram announced a new feature called Stories. Similar to their counterparts on Snapchat, Instagram stories allow users to create a “slideshow” of images and/or videos that is viewable for 24 hours before disappearing. Last week, we (@rutgerslibraries… Continue Reading