Faculty Services

"The service I receive through our Library consistently exceeds expectations. Questions are promptly addressed and resources are exactly what I need. I use the daily "blast" of selected news and reports on labor related issues to keep up with issues and use as teaching tools in the classroom."

Anne-Michelle Marsden, Faculty


Information Literacy Presentations

Information literacy encompasses finding, evaluating, and using information. Consider an information literacy session for your course to either introduce important research concepts to your students or advance their existing skills. Presentation topics include:

  • Rutgers University Libraries Introduction/Overview
  • Beginning the Research Process
  • Writing a Literature Review
  • Creating Citations
  • What is Plagiarism and How to Avoid It
  • Evaluating Journal Articles
  • Search Techniques and Strategies
  • Internet Research and Evaluation
  • Guidance on Course Specific Assignments

Presentations are tailored to meet the course’s specific needs; and can be anywhere from 30 minutes long, or a full class period. Presentations are available for summer and winter sessions as well. Contact Julie Peters, jpeters@smlr.rutgers.edu to schedule a session.

Supplementary Course Materials

The Library provides a number of supplementary course materials to assist students. We have developed Citation Style Guides for APA, MLA and Chicago Style. These guides help students learn how to properly cite their research. Also available is an Avoiding Plagiarism Guide. Tutorials on a variety of topics are also available. All supplementary materials can either be downloaded and distributed in class, or embedded within an online course or course management system. If you would like the Library to develop a specific type of supplementary material, please contact Julie Peters, jpeters@smlr.rutgers.edu.

Embedded Librarian in Online Courses

If you are offering an online course, there is an option to have a librarian embedded within the course. This can be designed in several different ways depending on the course, but essentially, a librarian will be available for students electronically. The librarian may “visit” the course for only one unit, or be available to students throughout the entire length of the course. The embedded librarian will also utilize many of the supplementary materials discussed above. If you are interested in having a librarian embedded in your online course, please contact Julie Peters, jpeters@smlr.rutgers.edu.

Digital Access to the New York Times

As faculty of SMLR, you can register for an account with the New York Times. Below are the instructions for signing up. 

  1. Visit http://nytimesaccess.com/rsmlr/ and enter in your name and school email address. Please note, that it must be your school email address.
  2. You will receive an initial email from the NYT indicating that your account is waiting to be authenticated.
  3. Please wait for the account to be authenticated. You will receive a second email welcoming you to your new NYT digital subscription. This may take up to a week to receive depending on when you signed up.
  4. Following the instructions in the second email, you will need to set up a password.

Faculty also have access to the New York Times in Education. To take advantage of these teaching resources, please follow the steps below:

  1. Visit nytimesineducation.com and register an account. You must use your Rutgers email account. Be sure to start by using the "Register" button in the top right-hand of the screen.
  2. This is a separate login/register from the NYT digital subscription. You do not have to set up an account with the NYT digital subscription to have access to the teaching resources.
  3. You will receive a welcome email immediately and should be able to use this resource right away. 

Once logged in to the New York Times in Education, faculty will have full access to the following:

  • Read the latest Faculty Contributions linked to various subject areas and learning outcomes. New content added every week.
  • Visit Article Recommendations to discover additional NYTimes.com articles related to your area of study.
  • Visit Resources to find additional NYTimes.com topic pages relevant to your area of interest, sign up for email newsletters, set up customs news alerts, and much more.
  • Visit Co-Curricular ideas to see how colleges and universities around the globe use NY Times content to enrich learning outside of the classroom.

Office Hours in the Janice H. Levin Building

The Library Director, Julie Peters, is available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (from 1pm to 4pm) in the Levin Building, Office 136.