The James B. Carey Library Reopens to Students and Faculty

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.

Monday Hours

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday Hours

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday Hours

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday Hours

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday Hours

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Information Literacy and Labor/HR Issues Merge in the News

The concepts of information literacy expand beyond conducting credible academic research to write papers. Employers recognize workplace competencies which in many cases translate into information literacy concepts. Being information literate is knowing how to find, evaluate and use credible information in any situation - such as reading everyday news items. The two examples below illustrate how disinformation can be seen in a labor and HR context:

From USA Today July 14, 2021: Fact Check: COVID-19 Deaths Didn't Cause the U.S. Labor Shortage

From USA Today August 9, 2021: Fact Check: Workers Fired For Refusing a Vaccine are Unlikely to Qualify for Unemployment

Interested in more Fact Checks? The Associated Press has an interesting Fact Check column.

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 August:

  1. Remote workers at Google in jeopardy of pay cuts up to 25% | USA Today
  2. Policing NJ’s pension fund investmentsNJSpotlight
  3. Big Tech call center workers face pressure to accept home surveillance | NBC News
  4. After Trumka’s Death, A.F.L.-C.I.O. Faces a Crossroads | The New York Times

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.

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

Chris Hunder, MLIS Intern, Fall 2021