Welcome to Robeson Library’s New Director
We had an extra reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving. After a long search process, we are delighted to welcome Regina Koury as the new director of Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers–Camden. Read our news release to learn all about Regina, and prepare to welcome her to her new position in the new year starting January 16.
Watch: Providing Hurricane Maria Relief
Digital Humanities librarians Francesca Giannetti and Krista White were on ABC7NY’s Tiempo with Joe Torres to discuss their initiative to host open data mapping events in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Watch the entire segment on YouTube courtesy of Rutgers Today. Kudos to Francesca and Krista for this recognition of their work!
Watch: Honoring Rutgers’ First Black Graduate
As you are all well aware by now, earlier this semester we rededicated the former Kilmer Area Library in honor of Rutgers’ first black graduate, James Dickson Carr. In case you were unable to attend the ceremony, a full video of the event is now available online courtesy of RU-tv. Have a watch and enjoy!
Watch: Native American Arts in the Spotlight
In September, we joined the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission to welcome John Haworth to Alexander Library. Haworth, senior executive emeritus of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, delivered an engaging lecture on Native American arts and cultural practice in America. Check out the full video of the presentation, courtesy of our friends at RU-tv.
Honoring the Legacy of the Modern School
Special Collections and University Archives hosted the 45th annual meeting of the Friends of the Modern School, a group formed to preserve the history of the progressive education community located in Piscataway Township from 1915 to 1953. The event was well-received and even spurred a deep-dive into the history of the Modern School and the Modern School Collection, which is held by Rutgers, in the Daily Targum.
What’s On? Catch These Exhibits while You still Can!
- Opposition: The 23rd Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium Exhibit @ Alexander Library through January 29
- The Big Read/Citizen: An American Lyric @ Robeson Library through January 5
- Milton to Milton: The Legacy of J. Milton French @ Alexander Library through February 28