Shared User Services


Shared User Services (SUS) plays a central coordinating role for shared library user services in the areas of discovery, the library website, the shared components of reference, and ongoing digital projects. We act centrally to coordinate user services that are shared by all Rutgers University libraries. Faculty and staff in SUS are responsible for coordinating work groups for major initiatives and for ensuring that there is appropriate input from all locations.


SUS provides the following services:

  • Library Resource Discovery
    Coordinate efforts at the libraries and as a library system to provide simple, intuitive, and seamless access to resources, regardless of format, that are expected by our students and faculty.
    Contact: Joseph Deodato
  • Website
    Coordinate the planning, design, maintenance, and evaluation of the Libraries web presence in order to improve the user experience, particularly for using the Libraries resources and services.
    Contact: Amy Kimura
  • Virtual Reference Services
    Coordinate, evaluate, and promote virtual reference services such as chat and email reference.
    Contact: Laura Costello
  • Digital Projects
    Coordinate ongoing digital projects, and provide consultation, expertise, and guidance for new projects in the areas of project management, digital data curation, metadata design, rights management, and access.

For More Information

For information about SUS or to propose a digital project, please contact Rhonda Marker, Director of Shared User Services.


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