Our successful event was attended by students and faculty who discussed the article “Building a Critical Culture: How Critical Librarianship Falls Short in the Workplace” by Jennifer A. Ferretti. Facilitated by Erin Mustard, people shared their perspectives and experiences with critical librarianship, its successes and its limitations.
BANNED: A Virtual Banned Books Read-Out & Discussions on the Freedom to Read – 9/30/2021 – 5:30 – 7:00 PM EST
9/30/2021 – 5:30 – 7:00 PM EST – BANNED: A Virtual Banned Books Read-Out & Discussions on the Freedom to Read
Presented by: SCARLA, LISSA, and Rutgers–New Brunswick Libraries
Check out the banned books libguide from this event last year: 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.
3/31/2021 – 7:00 PM – #CritLib Collective Discussion
2/24/2021 – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – NJLA-CUS/ACRL-NJ Executive Board Panel Discussion
October 4, 2017 Meeting
5:50 to 6:20 PM in Room 323 of the SC&I Building.
In this joint meeting with LISSA, we host guest speaker Rebecca Sandoval. Rebecca Sandoval is currently Technical Services Manager for the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) where she oversees acquisitions, cataloging, and periodicals operations for 10 branch libraries and two reading stations. She started her career in libraries working at Blackwell’s Information Services (a serials subscription agent that later merged with Swets Information Services). In 2004, she moved into academia as the Coordinator for the Distributed Technical Services department at Rutgers University Libraries where she managed a department who worked with serials, electronic resources, holdings, bibliographic management, and government documents. During her time at at RUL she also completed an MLIS at Rutgers’ SC&I.
NJLA CUS/ACRL NJ Open Meeting
All MI students are warmly invited to the NJLA College and University Section(CUS)/Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) NJ open meeting. This is an especially important networking event for those of you who are contemplating a career in academic libraries.
Date: Friday September 8, 2017
Time: 10 am – 12 noon
Location: Alexander Library (Teleconference Lecture Hall)
NJLA CUS/ACRL-NJ Reference Services Committee Workshop
On April 6th, SCARLA is co-hosted the NJLA CUS/ACRL-NJ Reference Services Committee’s workshop entitled “The New Reference Librarian.” Librarians, faculty, and other LIS students discussed and explored topics related to academic reference service through a series of Round Table discussions and Lightning Talks.
SCARLA Metadata Panel
Announcing the 2016 Metadata Panel!
SCARLA has assembled a panel of metadata librarians and professionals from our very own Rutgers University Libraries who will introduce themselves and answer YOUR questions! Featuring the talents and expertise of:
- Rhonda Marker, Repository Collection Librarian and Head of the Scholarly Communication Center
- Aletia Morgan, Data Preservation
- Isaiah Beard, Digital Data Curation
- Yu-Hung Lin, Metadata Librarian for Continuing Resources, Scholarship, and Data
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm SCI 323 (3rd floor conference room) 4 Huntington Street, New Brunswick NJ
Can’t join us in person? Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/391809621 You can also dial in using your phone. United States (Toll-free): 1 866 899 4679 Access Code: 391-809-621
You can also dial in using your phone.
Access Code: 620-683-189
Playing in the Archive: The Linked Jazz Project
Panel on Outreach in Academic Libraries
Libraries offer some amazing resources and services for students, faculty, and the surrounding communities, but what good are they if no one knows about them? Outreach can be a critical part of any librarian’s job, including academic librarians. At this panel you’ll hear from several academic librarians and their efforts to connect with their related constituencies. Many of the ideas discussed will also have applicability in any kind of setting, so please join us even if you think you might work in special, public, or school libraries. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there! Speakers include:
- Megan Lotts, Art Librarian, Rutgers University
- Amanda Piekart, Information Literacy Instructional Designers, Berkeley College
- Bonnie Lafazan, Library Director, Berkeley College
- Heather Dalal, Instruction & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Rider University
Embargoes and Open Access: a Colloquium
This past summer, the American Historical Association produced a statement that “strongly encouraged graduate programs and university libraries to adopt a policy that allows the embargoing of completed history PhD dissertations in digital form for as many as six years.” This policy has sparked conversation regarding open access, embargoes, institutional repositories, publishing, and tenure requirements.This discussion, co-sponsored by Rutgers MLIS program, Rutgers University Libraries, NJLA-CUS/ACRL-NJ and SCARLA, will bring together diverse viewpoints in what is sure to be a spirited debate. Participants include:
- Rhonda Marker, head of scholarly communications at Rutgers
- Kevin Mulcahy, humanities librarian at Rutgers
- Peter Mickulas, editor at Rutgers University Press
- Alex Holzman, director of Temple University Press
- Mike Diaz, executive director of marketing for ProQuest
- Ashley Falzetti, Ph.D. candidate in Women’s & Gender Studies at Rutgers
SCARLA at NJLA Conference
Rutgers MLIS Career Fair
SCARLA has put together a panel to address many of the questions students may have about the job search process for academic and research librarians. All are welcome to this event. The scope will be broad, and useful for those interested in academic or research libraries, special libraries, corporate libraries, and archives.
Library Use Instruction panel sponsored by NJLA-CUS
Most librarians will teach in some component, whether it’s a large class at an academic or public library, a one-on-one client training session, or with an interested patron at the reference desk. But recent research reveals a critical disconnect between the skills new academic librarians need and LIS curricula. Westbrock and Fabian (2010) conducted a survey to find out where librarians obtained the skills listed in the Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators. Most felt they should have gotten them in library school, however most got their training on the job.Do LIS graduates lack learning theory/teaching skills because schools don’t emphasize those skills in the curriculum? Are students not interested or aware? Panelists will discuss their views on teaching on the job, what their own experience was in library school, and ways that students can get some teaching theory and experience while still in school. Audience participation in the discussion is encouraged. Panelists:
- Heather Dalal, Assistant Professor-Librarian at Rider University
- Lisa DeLuca, Librarian at NJIT
- Kate Scherler, Librarian at Passaic County Community College
- Judit Ward, Director of the Center of Alcohol Studies Library at Rutgers University
2012 NJLA Annual Conference in Atlantic City
WordPress Workshop Friday November 9, 2012
Panel Discussion: Professional Organizations 101
October 23, 2012
Have questions about professional organizations? Don’t know which to join? How to join? How to participate? Find out how to get involved and network your way to a library job! If you missed this event, you can watch the video recording on YouTube. The speakers were:
- Karen Klapperstuck, current NJLA President
- Janet Weiss of the Special Library Association
- Lisa DeLuca, Membership Chair for the College and University/ACRL section of NJLA
- Nancy Kranich, Founder and Chair of the ALA Center for Civic Life Advisory Committee and former President of the ALA
Statistical Workshop Series at Alexander Library (2012)
- October 4th – Statistical Techniques (SAS)
- October 11th – Graphics (SPSS)
- October 18th – Data Manipulation (R)
There will be an introduction to each program from 1:00-2:30, and the workshops will run from 3:00-4:30. The introduction is recommended if you have never used the programs before. The workshops are being conducted by Ryan Womack, Data and Economics Librarian. Tutorials are available on the libguide.