STAFF RESOURCES

Library Support for Collaborative Programs

The Rutgers University Libraries support the academic and research programs of the university, an increasing number of which are collaborative with other academic and research institutions.

Joint Degree Programs

Joint degree programs result in one degree awarded jointly by Rutgers and one or more other universities. Students enrolled in joint degree programs may or may not be enrolled at Rutgers at particular times throughout the course of their academic program, depending on which courses they are pursuing at which partner university/ies semester by semester. Faculty teaching in joint degree programs may be employed by Rutgers or another of the collaborating universities.

All students and faculty in joint degree programs are entitled to primary borrowing privileges and remote access to electronic resources and services from the Rutgers University Libraries.

To register with the Libraries, Rutgers students must be formally enrolled with the university registrar and faculty on payroll at Rutgers University. Procedures for registering non-Rutgers students and faculty with the Rutgers University Libraries are arranged by the Libraries directly with the library/ies of the other participating university/ies.

The Rutgers University Libraries maintain cooperative agreements with various external partners. Onsite access and other services from these partners are determined by them and extend to Rutgers faculty and students only. Non-Rutgers students and faculty affiliated with a joint degree program are expected to receive these services through the institution of their primary affiliation.

Joint degree program administrators may inquire about arranging library services by contacting Jeanne E. Boyle, Associate University Librarian for Planning and Organizational Research, 732/932-7505, jeboyle@rci.rutgers.edu.

Dual Degree Programs

Dual degree programs result in separate degrees awarded by Rutgers and one or more other universities. Students proceed through their academic program sequentially, being enrolled discretely at each university as they work toward each separate degree. Faculty teaching in dual degree programs are employed by one or another of the collaborating universities.

The Rutgers University Libraries provide library services for students in a dual program while they are working toward the Rutgers degree portion of the dual degree program. Students must be formally enrolled with the university registrar.

The Rutgers faculty who teach in dual degree programs are on payroll at Rutgers and receive their normal faculty library privileges.

Collaborative Research Programs

Collaborative research programs may arrange guest borrowing privileges with the Rutgers University Libraries for researchers whose primary affiliation is with another university. Non-Rutgers researchers in collaborative programs are welcome to use the electronic resources of the Rutgers University Libraries on site in library facilities or other university facilities. Remote access is not available.

Collaborative research program administrators may inquire about arranging library services by contacting Judy Gardner, Head, University Libraries Access and Interlibrary Services, 732/932- 7505, jgardner@rci.rutgers.edu.

Final Draft: October 26, 2004

Approved in principle by the University Librarian's Cabinet for future announcement after UMDNJ full implementation.



Last updated: July 10, 2006
 
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