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

Upcoming Events & Meetings

BANNED: A Virtual Banned Books Read-Out & Discussions on the Freedom to Read

September 21, 2022 at 5:30 – 7:00pm EST (with optional informal discussion from 7:00-7:30pm)

Presented by: SCARLA (The Student College, Academic, and Research Libraries Association), SOURCE (Student Organization for Unique and Rare Collections Everywhere), and LISSA (Library and Information Science Student Association)
As part of Banned Book Week, you are invited to BANNED: A Virtual Banned Books Read-Out & Discussions on the Freedom to Read on September 21 at 5:30pm EST. In addition to “flash-talks” from Rutgers-NB librarians and SC&I faculty on censorship and free speech, this virtual open mic-night will also give participants the opportunity to read from, listen to, and celebrate their favorite banned/challenged books. All kinds of texts are welcome, as are all languages! Please note that read-out performances will be limited to 2 minutes each, so choose your excerpt wisely.
Check out the banned books libguide: https://libguides.rutgers.edu/bannedbooks
Want to participate but don’t know what to read? The ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom has published lists of the most challenged books since 2001, and they can be found HERE.
However, no read-out participation is required! Even just tuning in to listen can be a radical act in the celebration of banned books, freedom of speech, and speaking truth to power.

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 2022 officer board is as follows:

President: Victoria Sun​
Vice-President: Erin Mustard
Treasurer: Carolyn Quimby
Secretary: Des Kidney
: Carolyn Quimby

Faculty advisors: Marie Radford and Gretchen Stahlman

If academic libraries interest you, consider running for a position on the board!