Helping Navigate DACA
Bart Everts at Robeson Library has compiled a new research guide that aggregates on-campus DACA resources. It includes statements from Rutgers officials and the New Jersey and federal governments in addition to Rutgers-related DACA news. Kudos to Bart for tracking this important issue and its impact on Rutgers students.
Celebrating the Book Arts at Rutgers
Opposition, the 23rd annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium, will take place at Alexander Library on November 3. The program features seven distinguished artists whose work opens up for discussion the presence and uses of opposition in the 21st-century artists’ book, and an Austrian bookseller who specializes in artists’ books. An exhibit will be on display through January 29. For more information or to register, visit libraries.rutgers.edu/bookarts.
Reading Big at Rutgers–Camden
Paul Robeson Library will partner with the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts to commemorate the Big Read with an exhibition of materials related to Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric (2014) beginning November 1. Described as a genre-defying convergence of poetry, visual art, and criticism, Citizen discusses racial aggressions in 21st-century life and media. It was awarded the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism the same year.
Opera @ the Art Library!
The Art Library will welcome Hub City Opera and Dance Company for a free concert and dance performance with excerpts from Carl Orff’s opera Der Mond (The Moon) on Sunday, November 12 at 5 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Shining the Spotlight on Open Access
Libraries and other institutions around the world celebrated Open Access Week from October 23 through October 29. The festivities at Rutgers included a #RutgersOAT social media campaign sharing statistics about open access and the impact of the Open and Affordable Program on Rutgers students. Whiteboards in Alexander Library asked students to respond to a number of prompts surrounding the issues of textbook affordability and open access, including “What does open access mean to you?” Perhaps our favorite response: “Empowering all to access information + use it to enact meaningful change.” Well said!
Imparting Wisdom on the Next Generation
The exhibition What I know Now That I Wish I Knew Then, on display at Douglass Library through November 15, presents a series of messages from the alumnae and friends of Douglass Residential College. Curated by sociology professor Caren Cerulo, the display highlights career advice and reflections from professional women.
Milton to Milton: The Legacy of J. Milton French, is on display at Alexander Library through February 28. The exhibition features highlights from the collection of Joseph Milton French, a former president of the Milton Society and professor and chair of the Department of English at Rutgers, where he taught from 1940 to 1960. The collection includes over 200 volumes published between 1600 and 1800, with rare first and early editions by John Milton, Ben Jonson, George Wither, Michael Drayton, John Suckling, and other iconic figures in the history of English literature.
Making Grad Students’ Research Available to the World
Shared User Services reports that 300 new Rutgers electronic theses and dissertations from the May 2017 degree period have been added to RUcore: 174 from the Graduate School–New Brunswick, 65 from the Graduate School–Newark, 38 from the Camden Graduate School, 13 from the Graduate School of Education, 5 from the School of Health Professions, 3 from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, and 2 from the School of Public Health.