University Librarian’s Report – March 2019

As we learned in Lorcan Dempsey’s presentation in January, collections are one area where academic libraries face strategic choices along a continuum that ranges from cooperation (weakest) to consolidation (strongest), with collaboration in the middle. When does it make sense… Continue Reading

Quick Takes on Events and News – January 2019

Talking Gennett Records Congratulations to Elizabeth Surles, who was recently interviewed for The Music Makers of Gennett Records, a documentary for WTIU, Indiana Public Television. The Institute of Jazz Studies also provided photographs and archival materials for the film. You… Continue Reading

Introducing Libraries HR’s New Website

I’m happy to announce the launch of Libraries HR’s new staff resources website at The goal of this page is to be your new one-stop shop for all things related to human resources at the Libraries. It contains need-to-know… Continue Reading

University Librarian’s Report – January 2019

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you’ve had a restful winter break and are ready to tackle all the challenges of the upcoming semester. Though we are between terms and the activity on campus may have slowed a bit, this… Continue Reading

Dana Library and Institute of Jazz Studies Host Society of American Archivists Workshops

In November and December 2018, Dana Library and the Institute of Jazz Studies hosted a series of five workshops presented by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) via SAA’s “Lone Arranger” Section. The workshops provided free training on archival basics… Continue Reading

Planner and Teams in Connect

The Office of Information Technology has enabled two new Office 365 apps, Planner and Teams, for all Rutgers Connect users. These tools will appear in your Outlook app launcher, aka “waffle.” They work best for users who are members of… Continue Reading

Ex Libris Implementation Project Update – January 2019

As we move into spring semester, the Ex Libris Implementation Team is working towards optimizing our workflows and resolving remaining issues in the systems. We passed a major milestone in December with the end of our subscription to Symphony. Integrated… Continue Reading

Introducing Browzine

Rutgers University Libraries are pleased to introduce BrowZine, a current awareness tool that allows users to find, read, and monitor the top scholarly journals in their field from almost any device. BrowZine improves discovery of current issues of academic journals… Continue Reading

What’s Happening around Rutgers? November 2018

The Morning After Wednesday, November 7 | 9:30 a.m. Live-streaming on Facebook Hosted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics, The Morning After panel discussion will feature analysis of the results and implications of the 2018 elections. Panelists include: Mike DuHaime,… Continue Reading

Help Us Help You Better!

New technology and better solutions keep coming, as we all know. By joining the University’s central Rutgers Active Directory as the Libraries’ Windows domain, we are expanding the ability to log in anywhere with a single username. But it obviously… Continue Reading