A Panel Discussion with SCARLA/SC&I Alumni

November 14, 2023, 6pm EST

Join SCARLA (Student College, Academic, and Research Libraries Association) via Zoom on Tuesday, 11/14/23, at 6pm EST for a panel discussion with SCARLA and SC&I alums: Wafa Isfahany, Fobazi Ettarh, Lorin Jackson, and Vanessa Kitzie. Panelists will discuss their professional interests, life after graduation, job searches, and advice for current students. Perfect for SC&I students thinking ahead to graduation, this discussion will be followed by an expansive Q&A session, so be sure to bring your questions!

Register here: http://bit.ly/2023_SCARLA-SCI_Alumni_Panel

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

Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 5:00–6:00 p.m. EST (with optional informal discussion from 6:00-6:30 p.m.)

As part of Banned Book Week, you are invited to BANNED: A Virtual Banned Books Read-Out & Discussions on the Freedom to Read on October 5 at 5:00 pm EST. In addition to “flash-talks” from librarians, SC&I faculty, and Rutgers alumni 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, you are not required to do a read-out! 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.

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SCARLA General Meeting and Executive Board Elections

SCARLA invites you to their general meeting on Wednesday, March 29 at 7pm. We will be electing officers for our executive board in preparation for the fall semester, and discussing upcoming events.  If you are interested in a position, please fill out this form by Monday, March 27. You can read about the positions and requirements here: https://scarla.rutgers.edu/about-the-board/. Join us here: https://bit.ly/SCARLAmarch23. We look forward to seeing you!

#CritLib Collective: “Access is Not Problem Solving: Disability Justice and Libraries”

Thursday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. EST (Zoom)

Join SCARLA on Thursday, February 23 at 7pm EST for our CritLib Collective event series, a space where students, faculty, and librarians can gather for informal discussions on important topics related to critical librarianship. For this iteration of our series, we are reading “Access is Not Problem Solving: Disability Justice and Libraries” by Alana Kumbier and Julia Starkey. Bring your questions, thoughts, and anecdotes! We are excited for the conversation!

Chat & Chill with Amy C. Vo

Thursday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m. EST (Zoom)

LISSA, SOURCE, & SCARLA present: CHAT & CHILL with Amy C. Vo, Processing Archivist, Princeton University Library Special Collections

LISSA, SOURCE, and SCARLA present: Chat & Chill with Amy C. Vo, Processing Archivist, Princeton University Library Special Collections. Thursday, February 16th, 2023, 7p.m., via Zoom.