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Dana Media

Media Services
John Cotton Dana Library
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
185 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Tel: 973/353-5917/1478

For On-Campus Enhanced Classroom Information:
Office of Academic Scheduling: 973/353-5706
http://scheduling.newark.rutgers.edu

Dana Media Front Desk




General Information

Media Services is a unit of the Rutgers University Libraries offering diverse moving image (videotape, DVD) collections and select audio collections to students, faculty, and staff on all Rutgers campuses. The unit offers individual, group and class viewing facilities, instructional presentation facilities within the Library, and provides the Newark campus with select audio visual equipment. The unit houses a Digital Media Lab used for scanning and digital preservation of documents and photos and special projects. An evolving array of services are being developed to make valuable informational resources available in digital formats for research and classroom use.

Media Services Staff

Krista White, Department Head
kwhite2@rutgers.edu
973-353-5913

Bonnie Paz, Library Assistant
brownpaz@rutgers.edu
973-353-3807

Mark Papianni, AV Technical Coordinator
papianni@rutgers.edu
973-353-1478



Hours and Directions

Spring 2016 Semester

Monday 9am-6pm
Tuesday 9am-6pm
Wednesday 9am-6pm
Thursday 9am-6pm
Friday 9am-4:30pm
Saturday 12noon-4pm
Sunday 12noon-4pm

For hours relating to holidays etc. please see the Dana Library hours in the listings at the main Hours and Directions page.



Media Reserves

Faculty may place Rutgers media materials on reserve for their classes to view in-house for specific time periods each semester.

In Newark, please use the Dana Media Center Reserve Request Form
In Camden and New Brunswick, please use the Media Center Reserves Form


Facilities

PLEASE NOTE:

ENHANCED (SMART) CLASSROOMS ON CAMPUS ARE NOT SCHEDULED BY DANA MEDIA SERVICES.
ENHANCED CLASSROOM SCHEDULING AND TRAINING INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED AT:
Office of Academic Scheduling: 973-353-5706
http://scheduling.newark.rutgers.edu

The Dana Room

The Dana Room is a versatile smart classroom space that accommodates various usage requests. For classes, it can be set up with or without tables for large screen viewing of films or presentations. For receptions or special events as an in-house theatre for musical performances, the Dana Room seats 118 (chairs only) and 55 with tables and chairs. Standing room capacity is 166. There is a grand concert piano in the Dana room that was made available through the generosity of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s office.

Reservations must be made by faculty or an authorized representative at least a week in advance. Space is available on a first come first serve basis and subject to administrative approval. Media related use has priority. Videotaping of events in the Dana Room must be arranged and approved in advance.

The Gallery

The adjoining exhibition gallery that runs through most of the media complex offers the opportunity to display visual and textual materials, artwork, and other media in a way that encourages and facilitates learning and that serves to reinforce the importance of the jazz/media complex as an intellectually exciting and vital community space.

Recent exhibitions have included several New Jersey Book Arts exhibits and the Public Administration Department’s Soviet Political Poster Art exhibit. The gallery has also been a showcase for the display of many unique paintings and works of established artists from diverse communities and cultures.

Those interested in exhibit space should contact: Ann Watkins (ewatkins@rutgers.edu). Exhibits are approved by the Arts Advisory Committee and the Administrative Office.

The Seminar Room

The Seminar Room (215) is located on the 2nd floor of the library. It designed for groups of 10-20 around a conference table offering a personalized class atmosphere with the ability to show DVD and VHS media materials on a 32” monitor.

Reservations must be made by faculty or an authorized representative at least a week in advance. Space is available on a first come first serve basis and subject to administrative approval. Media related use has priority. Videotaping of events in the Seminar Room must be arranged and approved in advance.

Special Collections Room

The Special Collections Room is located on the 4th floor of the library. Primarily used by library administration for meetings, video conferences and interviews, this nostalgic space displays a collection of rare books and several musical instrument artifacts. The room seats 10 comfortably around a historic conference table that was used to sign the resolution which officially ended the hostilities between the United States and Germany in World War I.

Reservations must be made by faculty or an authorized representative at least a week in advance. Space is available on a first come first serve basis and subject to administrative approval. Media related use has priority. Videotaping of events in the Special Collections Room must be arranged and approved in advance.


Access Policies

All Rutgers University students, faculty, and staff with valid IDs (and NJIT faculty teaching Rutgers classes) can borrow Rutgers media materials that ARE NOT ON RESERVE or BOOKED for a CLASS.

CDs, audio cassettes, discs, and tapes circulate to faculty, staff and graduate students for 14 days; CDs also circulate to undergraduates for 3 days. Videos and DVDs circulate to faculty, staff, and graduate students for 3 days; Music Library DVDs also circulate to undergraduates for 3 days. 16 and 8mm films do not circulate; they are available only with special permission. Slides, film loops, filmstrips, and AV kits circulate to faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates for 14 days.

Scheduled DVDs /Videos may be picked up and returned to Media Services or the Circulation Desk. Videos must be scheduled and picked up Mon-Fri between 9am-5:00pm. No videos will be charged out after 5:00pm or on weekends, unless special provisions have been made.

All Reserve items must be used in the Dana Library.
Faculty may borrow a reserve item for a 4 hour period.

See: Dana Media Center Reserve Request Form

Rutgers alumni, Council for Higher Education in Newark (CHEN) participants and holders of valid County of Essex Libraries Reciprocal, Borrowing & Lending Program (ReBL) cards must use all materials in the library.