Wednesday, August 30, 2006

NJ Supreme Court Disciplinary Decisions Now Online

The Rutgers Camden Law Library has made available a full text archive of Attorney Disciplinary Review Board Decisions from December, 1998 to the present.

"The posting of these decisions represents a significant change for the board," stated Rutgers Camden online librarian John Joergensen. "Traditionally, there has been some debate within the legal community as to whether these documents should be made public."

Read the complete article here

Thursday, August 24, 2006

High Schools Not Preparing Students

El Diario/LA PRENSA "Too many kids graduate from New Jersey high schools ill-equipped for the workplace or higher education. That’s what New Jersey colleges and employers have been telling Gov. Jon Corzine, and he is right to see it as a message the state dare not ignore."

The Chronicle: Daily News Blog: New Jersey to Consider Anew a Plan to Merge 3 Public Universities

The Chronicle: Daily News Blog: New Jersey to Consider Anew a Plan to Merge 3 Public Universities: "Could the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey be nearing its end as a stand-alone institution? State legislative leaders have appointed a committee to study whether to merge the public-health university with Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the state’s other two public research universities."

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

How feminist artists shook up the art world

A major exhibition of trail-blazing American Feminist art opened July 28 at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft. "How American Women Artists Invented Postmodernism 1970-1975" will run through Sept. 3 at the museum on the Brookdale Community College campus.

The exhibit focuses on work created by American women artists who were pioneers of Feminist Art and Postmodernism in the crucial five-year time span between 1970-1975.

"We have worked to bring together signature works from the early 1970s by each artist," said Ferris Olin, feminist art historian, librarian and head of the Margery Somers Foster Center at Rutgers' Mabel Smith Douglass Library, the co- curator of the exhibition.

To learn more, click here.

Rutgers archives hold wealth of N.J. history

Nearly 2,100 boxes line shelves in a chilly storage room at Rutgers University, stacked seven high and two deep in places. For years, the library's annex has held reams of paper that document the tenure of Harrison A. Williams Jr., the longtime New Jersey senator whose career some may remember more for how it ended -- in the Abscam bribery scandal -- than the legislation it produced.

Now, archivists are burrowing through those boxes, discovering a discarded Bronze Star, a screenplay and records of the social welfare laws Williams championed -- from pension reform to coal mine safety.

To learn more about the important role that Rutgers Special Libraries plays in providing access to historical information for the public, students, and scholars, click here.

Rutgers University library's special collections receives grant

Rutgers University library's special collections and archives received a $117,900 grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission. The Thomas Edison Papers project at Rutgers-Piscataway also received $109,000. To read more and learn about the other recipients, click here.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Rutgers-Newark Online

Rutgers-Newark Online - The State University of New Jersey: "The Newark campus of Rutgers will mark the 60th anniversary of the merger of the University of Newark with Rutgers University by expanding its presence in the city with the addition of a major academic building and its first new residential housing in nearly 20 years.

The opening this September of the university’s new state-of-the art Life Sciences Center and its 13-story University Square residence hall will bring the total of Rutgers-Newark buildings to 33. The modern facilities are a sharp contrast to the original campus that was dispersed throughout the city, where classes were once held in a converted beer brewery, a former razor blade factory, old stables and brownstone residences."

Thursday, August 17, 2006

HealthyNJ Receives National Recognition

Congratulations to UMDNJ Library's HealthNJ for winning the prestigious Health Information Award from the National Commission of Libraries and Information Science. HealthyNJ debuted in 1999 and offers an ever expanding spectrum of current topics in health and medicine. The HealthyNJ Reference Desk offers links to directories, statistics and much more, making it an especially useful resource for librarians everywhere.

Web site manager, Micki McIntyre attributes much of HealthyNJ's success to constant maintenance. "I just have to keep on adding," she said. "We need to make it easier to read. Now, we have more than half our topics represented in Spanish. We're hoping to serve everyone in New Jersey." Read the full story here.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Library database inventor dies at 92

U.S. library innovator Fred Kilgour has died at the University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill at age 92. Kilgour, who came up with the concept of library databases and online search engines in the early 1970s, died Monday of a brain hemorrhage, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. Read more here.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Guggenheim Library Restoration Nears Completion

The addition of 100,000 books, a cafe and new office space are only part of the magnificent upgrades to Monmouth University's Guggenheim Memorial Library.

"I think one thing that is important to note is that many people are of the view (that) with computers and the digital age, the library as a place to go is less important," said history department chair Frank Mc Kittrick. "Digital material is an extremely important change, but you still need books. . . . The library is still the heart and soul of the university."

Housed in a stunning beaux-arts mansion originally owned by Murry and Leonie Guggenheim, the library will open anew on September 13, 2006.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Rutgers: School of Public Affairs and Administration Welcomes First Students in September

School of Public Affairs and Administration Welcomes First Students in September - (NEWARK, NJ) -- The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), the first new school to be established at Rutgers-Newark in over 20 years, will welcome its first students this fall. It brings the number of colleges and schools at Rutgers-Newark to eight, and at Rutgers University to 30. The new school, which was created from the Graduate Department of Public Administration, will be headed by Dean Marc Holzer, Rutgers Board of Governors Professor of Public Administration, and longtime chair of the department. Read more here.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Tuition going up at nearly all county colleges

Tuition going up at nearly all county colleges: "Eighteen of the state's 19 county colleges will raise tuition this fall as the two-year schools struggle with record enrollments, rising costs and shrinking state aid."

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Destination sunshine: South's colleges steal students

Destination sunshine: South's colleges steal students | : "FACT - New Jersey is the perennial loser in the student migration wars: more of its residents leave the state to go to college than anywhere else in the country. On the other end of the spectrum, so many students have decided that sunshine, mosquitoes and the Marlins are the essential elements of the college experience that Florida is the state with the highest 'net migration' (the number who enter minus the number who leave)."