Policy Corner

June 2017

The Guidelines for Rutgers University Libraries Social Media are now available in the Policy Library under the University Librarian on Staff Resources. These guidelines outline minimal standards for creating and managing social media accounts on behalf of the Libraries.

May 2017

We have new Print Retention and Withdrawal Guidelines available in the Collections Development policy library.

January 2017

The Collections Policy for Special Collections & Archives has been accepted and is now available in the policy library.

December 2016

All Libraries signs, postcards, flyers, advertisements must comply with the university’s visual identity policy. To make this easy, we’ve posted information and materials related to the visual identity policy on the shared drive T:/CENTRAL/Visual Identity. Here you will find copies of the university’s policy, logos, fonts to use, standard colors, and copies of the letterhead and news release templates.

If you have questions about whether a design you’re working on is compliant with the visual identity policy, the communications department is happy to help with spot checks and proofreading. Let us know how we can help!

October 2016

Just a reminder to please add any public event or workshop to the Libraries events calendar. This is our one-stop spot for people to find information about our events. Adding your events also alerts the communications department to upcoming events so we can help promote them.

Anyone from inside or outside of the Libraries can submit an event for the calendar can submit their event with this form.

August 2016

The Libraries have an extended model release for Rutgers University Libraries faculty and staff. This form grants permission to use photographs and other recordings without having to secure additional model releases for each event.

If you are interested in this, please complete the extended model release form and return it to the communications department.

Right click and save to download the extended model release form.

July 2016

Please familiarize yourself with the Guidelines for Libraries’ Use of Photography and Photos in and of Libraries’ Facilities, Events, and People now available in T:\CENTRAL\Procedures and Resources. This is particularly important for anyone hosting events or photographing children, Rutgers student athletes, or health patients.

Model release forms and photos are stored on the Central server, as well.

June 2016

We have had several requests to film or photograph in the Libraries in recent months. There are new guidelines to help faculty and staff field these requests. Please take a moment to review:

May 2016

We received a student complaint about one of our exhibitions so it seems a good time to review our existing exhibitions policy.

April 2016

We had several student requests to post information in the libraries last month. Please take a moment to re-familiarize yourself with this policy for Rutgers University Libraries: