The James B. Carey Library is open to Faculty and Students.

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

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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 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

NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

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.

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 October:

  1. N.J. Workers Who are 70-plus Years Old Now Have New Protection from Age Discrimination | NJ Adance Media for
  2. Facebook will pay up to $14 million to settle claims it favored foreign workers | The New York Times
  3. A Big Job for Small Government Agency. Enforce Vaccine Mandate for 80 Million Workers | NPR
  4. Few Midwestern States are Providing Premium Pay to Essential Workers, Despite American Rescue Plan Funding | Working Economics Blog, Economic Policy Institute
  5. 3 States Lead the U.S. in the Rate of Workers Quitting Their JobsCBS News
  6. The Nation’s Economic Recovery is Still Unequal for Black Workers | NBC News