The James B. Carey Library is open for students and faculty.
Summer 2022 Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 3pm
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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,

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 April:

Current Research Reports

white and black printer paperHow did employment change during the COVID-19 pandemic? Evidence from a new BLS survey supplement from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

In the spring of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic triggered job loss in the labor market on a scale not seen since the Great Depression. A year later, the economic situation had improved. Approximately 60 percent of jobs lost had returned, but employment was still down compared to pre pandemic levels. In an effort to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic affected labor market experience, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97) fielded a short supplemental survey to gather information from its sample members on work and working conditions, among other topics. Data from this new survey sheds light on the work experiences of Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Beyond the Numbers article examines some of the findings from this new supplement related to work during the pandemic, measured over the past week and past year, including nonwork due to the pandemic, changes in employment, telework, and frequency of contact with others during in-person work.

man driving the bicycleThe State of Gig Work in 2021 from Pew Research Center.

To better understand the experiences of people who take on work through online gig platforms, Pew Research Center surveyed U.S. adults in August 2021 and found that 16% of Americans have ever earned money through an online gig platform in at least one of the following ways: driving for a ride-hailing app; shopping for or delivering groceries or household items; performing household tasks like cleaning someone’s home or assembling furniture, or running errands like picking up dry cleaning; making deliveries from a restaurant or store for a delivery app; using a personal vehicle to deliver packages to others via a mobile app or website such as Amazon Flex; or doing something else along these lines.

NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Occupational Outlook Handbook