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Libraries offer crafts, exhibits, scavenger hunts, workshops, and more for Rutgers Day 2010

The Rutgers University Libraries are proud to participate in the broad gamut of activities on Rutgers Day, Saturday April 24th. We invite members of the public, Rutgers alumni, and Rutgers community members to stop by the Alexander Library, the Art Library, the Kilmer Library, and/or the Douglass Library to take part in one, some, or all of our Rutgers Day events.

Alexander Library Open House [Alexander]
Alexander Library will be open for self-guided tours, fun family friendly activities and exhibits. The lobby will also feature a slide presentation on nineteenth century Japanese students at Rutgers, based on photographs and original documents from the William Elliot Griffis Collection. Knowledgeable library staff will also be available to answer your questions and describe our valuable resources available to the Rutgers and New Jersey community.

Art Library Open House [Art]
The Art Library will be open for self-guided tours. Visit our information kiosk outside - our knowledgeable library staff is here to answer your questions and describe the resources and services the library offers to Rutgers and the New Jersey community.

Make Your Mark! [Alexander]
Create your own bookmark to celebrate books, libraries, or just something you love. We'll supply materials. You supply the imagination and creativity!

Scavenger Hunt [Alexander/Art]
Explore the labyrinth of the Alexander Library as you search for answers to simple questions and discover library resources. Prizes to all successful scavengers! Extra prize for visiting the Art Library and finding the answer to the bonus question there!

Benevolent Patriot: The Life and Times of Henry Rutgers – Exhibit [Alexander]
Revolutionary War officer, New York legislator, brewer, and philanthropist Henry Rutgers (1745-1830) is celebrated in the Special Collections and University Archives exhibition. Featuring historic maps, documents, and illustrations as well as personal artifacts, the exhibition also features contemporary photographs of the New York neighborhood and sites that relate to him.

How Jersey Are You? (1:30PM) [Alexander]
Take a visually rich tour through the Garden State's national contributions to history. Come find out how many icons you can identify in this 30-minute power-point presentation with award-winning author and Rutgers media professor Helen Pike.**

Genealogy Workshop and Open House (1:00-3:00pm) [Alexander]
Learn how to research your New Jersey ancestors using the genealogical resources in Special Collections and University Archives. Nationally known expert, Janet Riemer, will answer your questions and provide tips for navigating the vast array of materials. Ronald Accoo will provide special pointers for African American genealogy research.

Kilmer Library Open House [Kilmer]
Kilmer Library is open for self-guided tours showcasing the business and career collections on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses. Explore the library's exhibit space and view our multimedia presentation. Knowledgeable library staff is available to answer your questions and describe the valuable resources available to the Rutgers and New Jersey community.

The Spirit of Livingston College – Exhibit [Kilmer]
Two weeks after Woodstock in the late summer of 1969 Livingston College opened its doors to its first generation of students. This exhibit hopes to show the Spirit of Livingston College and its students through its first 40 years, primarily through yearbooks and other archival material.

Make your Mark at the Kilmer Library! [Kilmer]
Create your own bookmark to celebrate books, libraries, or just something you love. We'll supply materials. You supply the imagination and creativity!

Illusive Balance - Exhibit [Douglass]
This Mary H. Dana Women Artist Series exhibition brings to the Douglass Library galleries four artists selected by a jury of visual arts professionals. Lisa Pressman and Debra Ramsay work primarily in encaustic; Marsha Goldberg and Nicole Ianuzelli paint with oil and acrylic. In each of their abstract works, we find a beauty of geometry, line, composition, and color.

For more information on Libraries activities during Rutgers Day, contact the Libraries Rutgers Day coordinators:
Stephanie Bartz at 732-932-7129, ex. 122 or
Rose Barbalace at 732-932-7851, ex. 110 or

Members of the Rutgers University Libraries @ Rutgers Day planning committee prepare giveaway bags for Rutgers Day 2010.

Libraries Training and Learning Coordinator Marilyn Wilt (standing) and Instruction and Outreach Librarian Eileen Stec (seated) answer questions from visitors to the Libraries kiosk at Rutgers Day 2009.

Françoise Puniello, Associate University Librarian for Facilities Planning and Management (left), and Marianne Gaunt, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, prepare to greet visitors to Alexander Library during Rutgers Day 2009.

Posted April 19, 2010