Welcome to SCARLA
The Student College, Academic, and Research Libraries Association (SCARLA) organizes speakers, lecture series, events, trips and workshops to promote our understanding of academic librarianship. We aim to foster community among the students, faculty and librarians at SC&I and the Rutgers Library System and participate in conferences and activities sponsored by professional organizations at both the state and national level.
We are also affiliated with the NJLA College and University Section and the ACRL New Jersey Chapter.
Please join us for the Fall 2018 Speaker Series. All meetings will conclude with a Q&A period.
10/25/18 – 7:00 PM – Megan Lotts- Publishing as an Academic Librarian
Megan Lotts, the art librarian at Rutgers Libraries, will present about publishing as an academic librarians, including its importance, how to go about publishing, and more. The meeting will be held in the SC&I Building, Room 323. Please use the following Zoom link to participate online.
11/15/18 – 6:00 PM – Laura Costello- Interviewing for Academic Librarianship Positions
Laura Costello, the virtual services librarian at Rutgers University’s Alexander Library, will speak to students about what to expect with and how to prepare for interviews for academic library positions.
12/6/18 – 6:00 PM – Professor Wayne Bivens-Tatum- Teaching as an Academic Librarian
Professor Wayne Bivens-Tatum, a professor at Rutgers University and academic librarian at Princeton University who is teaching the Academic Librarianship course this semester, will speak about subjects related to teaching as an academic librarian including professorship, tenure, degree programs beyond the MLIS, and more. The meeting will be held in the SC&I Building, Room 323. Please use the following Zoom link to participate online.
Ways you can participate with SCARLA:
- Attend meetings and events (in-person or online)
- Write blog posts about events, internships, or issues
- Coordinate programming and panels
- Volunteer during the Spring Career Fair
- Co-author the SCARLA poster for the NJLA conference
- Share an article at a meeting
- Teach a workshop
- Become an officer
Your Fall 2018 officer board is as follows:
Secretary: Elaina Rusk
Webmaster: Miriam Terron-Elder
Faculty adviser: Marie Radford
If academic libraries interest you, consider running for a position on the board!