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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Volume 26 Number 27 September 26, 2004

Robeson Librarian Assumes National ACRL Role

At American Library Association's annual convention in June, Robeson Library's Vibiana Bowman became chair of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Chapters Council.

Meeting twice a year, the Chapters Council is the organization within ALA that is comprised of the officers of all the state councils. ACRL has charged the Chapters Council to disseminate information from the ACRL board to the officers at the state level; promote membership; and facilitate, shape, and implement ACRL policies and goals.

We congratulate Vib on her prominent one-year national leadership post.

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Website Wins National Award

   Image from the front page of the New Jersey Women's History website.

The New Jersey Women's History website, a digital project of the Women's Project of New Jersey (WPNJ), will receive a certificate of commendation from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) at the Association's annual dinner on September 30th.

The New Jersey Women's History website is a collaborative effort of WPNJ with the Margery Somers Foster Center, the Scholarly Communication Center, Special Collections and University Archives, and the New Jersey Historical Society. Ferris Olin, the director of the Margery Somers Foster Center, is the project director of the New Jersey Women's History website.

AASLH, the only comprehensive national organization dedicated to state and local history, provides services and leadership to thousands of institutional and individual members. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, AASLH can also be reached online at their website: www.aaslh.org

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Did You Know ...?

Special Collections and University Archives participates in the Research Libraries Group SHARES initiative, in which special collections units in member libraries loan rare books and manuscripts to each other. In a sign of the significance of our holdings, loans from Rutgers far exceed (more than fivefold!) our requests to borrow materials. Borrowing libraries have included the Getty Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Princeton University, and Harvard University.

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Personnel Changes as of Sept. 10, 2004


New Brunswick Libraries
  Krista Dandurand, Library Assistant II
  Jesse Traquair, Library Assistant II

Special Collections
  Soo Jung Lee, Library Assistant III


New Brunswick Libraries
  Julie Kaufman, Library Associate II

Special Collections
  Erin Cral, Library Assistant III


New Brunswick Libraries
  Rita Post, Library Assistant II, to Kilmer

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In the Personnel Changes column in the last issue of The Agenda (August 15th), we listed a new staff person in the New Brunswick Libraries with an incorrect last name and title. We apologize to Melanie Robinson, the new Library Associate II in the Math Library, for the error.

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Contributors for this issue were Ron Becker, Vibiana Bowman, Margaret Hodes, Ferris Olin, Roger Smith, and Sandy Troy. Contributions for future issues of The Agenda should be sent to Harry Glazer, editor, at hglazer@rci.rutgers.edu.