Retirement Party for Gary Golden
|June 6, 2016
|Join us as we celebrate Gary Golden’s incredible career at Rutgers University Libraries. The faculty and staff at Paul Robeson Library are planning a festive party to commemorate Gary’s retirement on June 6 at 12 p.m. Join them on the 2nd floor of the Robeson library for food and fun.
If you plan to attend, please let Monique Whittle know. RSVPs and the suggested donation of $25 is due to Monique by May 19.
We will have a couple of speakers at the event, but we want to give everyone a chance to share their special memories and moments with Gary. If you would like to participate in a special display during the event, please fill out this Google form.
Rutgers Day Photos?
|If you took some great photos at Rutgers Day, please send them along. We’ll have a nice photo slideshow of the events in Newark, Camden, and New Brunswick. Send high res photos to Jessica or Matt.|
Exam Period Stressbusters at the Libraries
|May 3 – May 11||
During the spring semester final exam week (May 3 – May 11) stressbuster activities are being planned for the New Brunswick Libraries. Several pet therapy visits will take place at the Douglass Library, Kilmer Library, Alexander Library and the Library of Science and Medicine. Scheduled breaks offering coffee, cookies, snacks, bottled water, lemonade, iced tea, and other treats will be held throughout the week. Destressing activities or stations such as puzzles, adult coloring, crafts, and other stress relieving tasks will be made available as well.
Club Alex Returns to the Library on May 12
|May 12||Alexander Library is partnering with Student Life to convert the library into Club Alex for the evening of May 12. Look for music, dancing, strobe lights, and everything else that has made this one of the most popular events on campus! Not sure what to expect? Check out this video:|
Sneak peek at Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries, “Rutgers’ 1870 Centennial Celebration and Other Charter-related Puzzles”
|Rutgers is celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2016, so why was its centennial celebrated in 1870? Caryn Radick’s article “Rutgers’ 1870 Centennial Celebration and Other Charter-related Puzzles” uses Rutgers’ archives to answer this and other questions. The article gives a “preview” of a soon-to-be-published anniversary-themed issue of the Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries. The article can be viewed via http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T38G8NSM|
Service Excellence, Human Resources Course
|May 25. 2016
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
|This course is ideal for staff, managers, supervisors, and administrators who recognize the need to improve their client orientation and service skills and apply positive strategies for creating energy and enthusiasm that supports a strong service culture in the workplace.
Location: Alexander Library, Pane Room (teleconferencing to Smith, Dana and Robeson)
Deadline for ACRL Preconference Proposals
|The 2017 ACRL National Conference will be held in Baltimore, March 22-25, 2017.
The deadline for submission for proposals for Preconferences is May 6, 2016. Preconferences are full-day programs that focus on a particular subject of interest to academic and research librarians. These programs should allow participants to develop a skill on a specific topic and should focus on interactive learning using a variety of presentation styles. Preconferences that offer practical tips and cutting-edge techniques, as well as programs that address one or more of the conference’s tags, are especially encouraged. Preconferences have separate registration fees, so please contact Margot Conahan at ACRL during the development of your proposal in order to develop a budget for your session.
For more information on the ACRL Conference and the Call for Participation see http://conference.acrl.org/.
“The Elusiveness of Progress: Voting Rights in America” Exhibit at Kilmer Library
|Ends August 31, 2016||The Elusiveness of Progress: Voting Rights in America is on display at Kilmer Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, now through the end of August. The exhibit is free and open to the public.|
Women and Creativity House Student Exhibitions
|April 20 – May 2, 2016||
Women and Creativity House Student Exhibitions will feature the work of Sarah Ferreira, CWAH intern and Stacy Scibelli, learning community coordinator.The annual Women and Creativity House Student Exhibition is sponsored by Douglass Residential College and the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, a unit of the Office of the Senior VP for Academic Affairs. The exhibition is part of the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, a program of the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries, and is the oldest continuous running exhibition space in the United States dedicated to making visible the work of emerging and established contemporary women artists.
“Cherry Blossoms in Spring” Exhibit at Dana Library
|April 14 – June 30, 2016||Dana Library is hosting “Cherry Blossoms in Spring,” an installation by artist Karen Guancione, in the Gallery from April 14 through June 30. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, April 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Library’s Dana Room and an accompanying program on the history of cherry trees in the Garden State featuring horticulturist Anthony S. Aiello will take place on Thursday, April 21, at 3 p.m. in the Dana Room. Read up on these events here.|