The James B. Carey Library is Open Virtually

Send your questions to Julie Peters: or virtually drop-in by visiting:, Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM.

Click and Collect Service

Curbside pickup of physical materials via RUL's Click and Collect Service on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 am to 3 pm.

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Annual Review 2020-2021

The Carey Library Research Minute

Carey Library Research Minute

The Carey Library Research Minute aims to highlight both ongoing faculty research at SMLR and library resources. The publication, published three times in each the fall and spring semesters, is meant to share what colleagues are actively working on. Consider submitting your ongoing research for the next issue.

Highlighted Article

How the Coronavirus Outbreak Has – and Hasn't – Changed the Way Americans Work

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The abrupt closure of many offices and workplaces this past spring ushered in a new era of remote work for millions of employed Americans and may portend a significant shift in the way a large segment of the workforce operates in the future. Most workers who say their job responsibilities can mainly be done from home say that, before the pandemic, they rarely or never teleworked. Only one-in-five say they worked from home all or most of the time. Now, 71% of those workers are doing their job from home all or most of the time. And more than half say, given a choice, they would want to keep working from home even after the pandemic, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

RUL Temporary Resources 

  • The HathiTrust Digital Library: Even though Rutgers University Libraries physical buildings are closed due to COVID-19, many print books under copyright held by RUL are now temporarily available to Rutgers students, faculty, and staff on the HathiTrust platform.

  • Additional access and resources are being provided in the film database, Academic Video Online: Premium (AVON). This database features a Labor History channel, as well numerous human resources titles. 

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. To subscribe to the listserv, please visit the following website:

Most popular shared stories for May:

  1. Human resources director who sent Cinco de Mayo meme should face discipline, N.J. union says |
  2. States ending participation in federal unemployment programs | USA Today
  3. Rutgers OTEC launches ‘seal of approval’ for COVID-safety, worker-conscious restaurants | NJBiz
  4. Low Wages and Crappy Jobs Gave Us the Labor “Shortage” | The New Republic
  5. India jobs: Workers turn to ‘gig economy’ jobs amid coronavirus crisis | CNBC
  6. Unions Take Up the Fight for Racial Justice | Organizing Upgrade

About Us

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

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. 

Spring 2021 Hours 
Monday - Thursday Temporarily Closed
Friday Temporarily Closed
Saturday Temporarily Closed
Sunday Closed