Archive for Libraries

Projections for Library Occupations

Did you know that there are only 25,900 college/university librarians in the country? And that the number who will be leaving the profession in the next few years exceeds the average exit rate for other occupations? These and other data points, along with links for additional information, can be found here.

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Photos of the World’s Most Stunning Libraries

How many have you visited?

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A Look at Moscow’s Libraries

Libraries are fulfilling much the same needs as those in this country. Read/listen to this NPR report.

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Prominent Authors Discuss the Power and Importance of Libraries

Rather than have we librarians as the only proponents of an institution universally respected, herewith are a dozen authors touting the influence of libraries.

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Tour of the Renovated Main Branch of the Jersey City Public Library

Come here for pictures of this restored municipal treasure.

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Welcome to the 2018/19 Academic Year!

We at the Library extend best wishes and felicitations to both new and returning students. Please remember that we are here to help you, no matter what your information needs. The regular hours for the Library look like this: Monday-Thursday 7:30am – 10pm; Friday 7:30am – 5pm; Saturday 9am – 5pm; Sunday 10am – 4pm . Changes to the schedule are here.

Here are some handy NJCU sites for you. When you need to contact a department or faculty member, use the university’s online campus directories.

To purchase textbooks for your courses and to see if there are used cheaper copies or a rental option, access the bookstore.

If you need to consult master course lists or catalogs, you may come to the Library or peruse the latest versions here.

And let us not forget the Office of Campus Life.

For those taking mass transportation, check this NJ Transit site.

Cafeteria hours, menus, specials, etc are available at this Gourment Dining site.

All students should read and be familiar with NJCU’s student policies. 

Also, please peruse the award-winning Gothic Magazine, read The Gothic Times (your student newspaper) and keep up with the Gothic Knights sports teams at this official and informative site. Learn about NJCU through this informative historical timeline and visit the accolade-laden Jersey City Past and Present. Make the most of your time here.

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American Libraries in 2018

The American Library Association has just released its 2018 State of America’s Libraries that reinforces the crucial role libraries play in the development of their respective communities be that academic, public, special, or school. Of particular interest is the summation of academic library activities on page 8.

Libraries act as both institutional repositories of knowledge and as centers of engagement through diverse offerings such as the provision of ESL classes to the creation of makerspaces to library instruction classes in colleges (in this latter category, 6.2 million students were reached). A brief but data-laden report highlighting libraries’ contributions to the populace they serve.

“Knowledge is power.” Francis Bacon, Meditations, 1597.

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