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Brave New World, by ChatGPT

Joining the club of the ChatGPT discussion, what’s a better experiment for a blog post on a book than Brave New World? As college professors and grade school teachers express their worries about Artificial Intelligence (AI) perpetuating plagiarism; being robbed from critical thinking, or how to develop the skill, seems more concerning. The latter, resulting in … Read More

Ukrainian Libraries a Year Later

You don’t have to be a librarian to think about the damages of war to libraries. If you love books, you must be horrified to see images of shelled buildings and piles of burning books, as one can’t help following the news about Ukraine. The images keep coming: television, newspapers, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, your choice … Read More

In Their Words: More Than Just Books

What Students Say About the Library Following up on the Books They Read post, miniposters SEBS students created during their library session as part of their Academic Mentoring course in Fall 2022, here is recap of the humbling experience these classes pose to each librarian. One can’t expect miracles from a one-shot, 80-minute session. The “less is … Read More

Books They Write – Celebration of Scholarship 2022

Planning to attend the Celebration of Scholarship at New Brunswick Libraries? To be held in Douglass Library on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 4 pm to 6 pm, this event highlights accomplishments of Rutgers authors with displays of books, book chapters, journal articles, recordings, and more published in 2020-2022. Register now! Pictured here is my … Read More

Back to Books We Read

Welcome to the new academic year, whether you are back or here for the first time. Books We Read staff will continue what we do the best: Recommend books to read for fun from the collections of Rutgers University Libraries, print and online, as requested by students. If you become more comfortable using our resources … Read More

Julie Otsuka (Virtually) at Rutgers!

It’s our great privilege, in association with Summer Session and New Brunswick Libraries, to (virtually) welcome Julie Otsuka to Rutgers! Register Today As the author of When the Emperor Was Divine, The Buddha in the Attic, and The Swimmers: A Novel, Otsuka is one of the most exciting fiction writers on the contemporary American scene. … Read More

Welcome to Summer Tales 2022

Join our fun summer reading program hosted by New Brunswick Libraries and Summer Session. Summer Tales Book Club is back––in a brand new, more sustainable and even less stressful format! Follow our fun summer reading recommendations sponsored by New Brunswick Libraries and Summer Session starting today, May 31, 2022 with this post through the entire … Read More