Library of Science and Medicine Hosts Open House for RWJ Medical School Students
The Library of Science and Medicine hosted an open house for the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in February to showcase proposed renovations for a library space dedicated to meeting the unique needs of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences students.
The event was part of an ongoing initiative by the Libraries to better serve the needs of RBHS graduate students in the health and life sciences, whose schools and programs are in close proximity to the library.
During the open house, visitors were invited to view potential floor plans, the phased design for renovating space on the third floor, and the location of the MED-TEXT collection, approximately 1000 books recently relocated from the medical school to the library.
“I’m frankly just regretful that I didn’t get a chance to take advantage of this great space they’re creating here,” said Brendan Striano, a fourth-year medical student.
Guests also had a chance to meet with librarians from the Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences, who will begin providing library services from a dedicated service point on the third floor of the Library of Science and Medicine early this month.
“It’s hard to believe that the Library of Science and Medicine has been right across from the medical school all these years and we really have not taken advantage of it,” said Carol A. Terregino, senior associate dean for education at the medical school. “To offer such a beautiful space for our students to be able to study, have quiet time, and interact with our wonderful, resourceful librarians is really very special for us.”