Working together with partners inside and outside Rutgers, New Brunswick Libraries strengthens its programming and services. Below is a sampling of partnerships.
Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA)
IDEA is a four-year program that was conceived by the New Brunswick Provost’s Office. It integrates design and entrepreneurial thinking into the Rutgers–New Brunswick student experience. New Brunswick Libraries is an IDEA partner and home of the emerging IDEA space: The Hatchery. The Hatchery will be a dedicated innovation space where students explore concepts with peers, faculty, and industry representatives and where proposals take shape. Students and other stakeholders will help guide the design and development of the space. New Brunswick Libraries also host the UX and Design graduate specialists who will lead workshops and work with students in the IDEA program.
Books We Read
Books We Read is a collaboration between Rutgers New Brunswick Libraries and the Office of Academic Programs at the Rutgers School of Biological and Environmental Sciences. It aims to promote reading, libraries, and information literacy with the resources of Rutgers University Libraries. Recreational reading, i.e., reading for fun and mental health, also has side effects, such as improving marketable skills for classes and beyond, including searching for information, finding resources, writing papers, and citing scholarly resources.
International Youth Literature Collection
The International Youth Literature Collection, located at Alexander Library, is a representative collection of children’s and young adult books, both translated and in their original language, that celebrate writing, visual style, and design from countries around the world. The collection supports the International Youth Literature course at the School of Communication and Information. It is a collaboration with Rutgers departments including the Departments of Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Child Development, and more.
Alcohol Studies Archives
The Alcohol Studies Archives project is a collaboration between New Brunswick Libraries and Rutgers Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies. When completed, it will represent an online version of the Special Collections and Archives that were housed at the Alcohol Studies Library at the Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies. The library closed in December 2016.