Quick Takes on Events & News – December 2016


Cambridge Structural Database Workshop Summary

The New Brunswick Libraries Data Outreach Team held a successful workshop for students and faculty on Data Management Services available through the Libraries, and introduced users to the Cambridge Structural Database, a database of crystal structures curated by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC). The workshop took place at the Library of Science and Medicine, and was attended by students and faculty from the Chemistry and Chemical Biology department, the Center for Integrative Proteomics Research, several Engineering departments, and the School of Pharmacy. Presentations were given by Dr. Amy Sarjeant, a crystallographer and Education and Outreach Manager for the CCDC, and Laura Palumbo, who represented the NBL Data Outreach Team. The workshop was a collaboration between the New Brunswick Libraries and the CCDC, who generously provided lunch for the attendees. Feedback from the session was positive, with attendees citing new knowledge of the Libraries data services and resources.

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New Up-to-date Maps for Every Library

Thanks to some incredible teamwork led by Robert Krack, designer Mary Ann Koruth, Devin Gingery, Soo Lee, and Sam McDonald,  we now have online maps for every Rutgers library available on both our main website and our mobile site. Access these maps at http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/maps_directions.


In Case You Missed It…

What an exciting and energizing time to be a librarian with the swearing-in of Dr. Patty Brennan as Director of the National Library of Medicine and the subsequent swearing-in of Dr. Carla Hayden as the Librarian of Congress earlier this fall.  If you weren’t able to view the ceremonies live, the archived versions of the webcasts are available here.

Dr. Patty Brennan – https://videocast.nih.gov/Summary.asp?File=19851&bhcp=1

Dr. Carla Hayden – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvNuPcftWYE

Jessica Pellien