The James B. Carey Library is open for students and faculty.
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Wednesday Hours

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Thursday Hours

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About Us

The James B. Carey Library, located in the Labor Education Center on Cook Campus, offers information services to the students and faculty of the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), the larger Rutgers community, labor relations & HR management professionals, and the working people and employers of New Jersey. We maintain a specialized collection of books, journals, reporting services and databases in industrial relations and human resources.


Library Staff

Please contact Library Director Julie Peters at or 848-932-9608 for questions about research and information services, hours, interlibrary loan, course reserves and circulating materials. 

Abigail Wilson, Part-Time Archivist,

Nancy Ort, Part-Time Library Assistant, MLIS Graduate Student, SCI

Library Annual Review 2021-2022

SMLR_Net Listserv

The James B. Carey Library administers the SMLR_Net listserv which shares selected news on labor and employment relations and human resource management. The most popular shared news stories for July:

Current Research Reports

article imageU.S. Labor Market Shows Improvement in 2021, But the COVID-19 Pandemic Continues to Weigh on the Economy from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

The U.S. labor market continued to recover in 2021 from the recession caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Both the number of people who were unemployed and the unemployment rate decreased over the year. Although both measures are still above their prepandemic levels, the number of unemployed fell by 4.1 million over the year, to 6.8 million, and the unemployment rate decreased by 2.6 percentage points, averaging 4.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021. The employment–population ratio increased by 1.8 percentage points, to 59.2 percent, while the labor force participation rate showed more modest improvement, increasing by 0.3 percentage point during the year, to 61.8 percent in the fourth quarter. The numbers of unemployed on temporary layoff and those unemployed for 27 weeks or longer decreased over the year, but both measures are still above their prepandemic levels. The number of people working part time for economic reasons returned to its prepandemic level, and the number of self-employed increased by 7.8 percent in 2021.


COVID-19 Pandemic Continues To Reshape Work in America from Pew Research Center.

Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, roughly six-in-ten U.S. workers who say their jobs can mainly be done from home (59%) are working from home all or most of the time. The vast majority of these workers (83%) say they were working from home even before the omicron variant started to spread in the United States, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. This marks a decline from October 2020, when 71% of those with jobs that could be done from home were working from home all or most of the time, but it’s still much higher than the 23% who say they teleworked frequently before the coronavirus outbreak. 

NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Occupational Outlook Handbook