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Celebrate National Library Week, April 10 - 16

April 8, 2016
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The theme of National Library Week is "Libraries Transform."

Next week, Rutgers University Libraries will join libraries in schools, campuses, and communities nationwide in celebrating the dynamic changes that are happening in today’s libraries. April 10-16 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians, and library workers. 

Rutgers University Libraries are defined by what they do, for, and with library users, in addition to what is on their shelves (both analog and digital). The Libraries aren’t just a quiet place to study on campus. They are also creative and engaging community centers where people collaborate using new technologies and our group studies rooms, learn how to use a 3D printer, get help with research, or just relax. Rutgers University Libraries offer access to a variety of print and digital resources, including RefWorks, UpToDate medical database, and the University Archives that can be accessed in person or online.

Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. At the Rutgers University Libraries we are transforming by listening to the needs of our users and the diverse communities we serve and providing the services and resources that help us all do the best work possible. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes; group study, quiet, and graduate student spaces; or support for classes and research projects, the Libraries and librarians listen to the community they serve and they respond.

Rutgers University Libraries is celebrating National Library Week by featuring profiles of our student workers, inviting users to tell us how they see the Libraries transforming the campus, and hosting our annual Celebration of Books. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.