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Updated Resource: Guide to the Recreational Reading Collection

Looking for a good book to read? Aren’t we all? 2022 has barely started, working and learning off campus, which will soon bring stress back into our everyday lives. Did you know that New Brunswick Libraries have a special Recreational Reading Collection? Located in the Carr Library, the more than 1,000 books in the collection … Read More

Books We Write – Books They Challenge

Interviews with Authors: A Bibliotherapy Reader in Hungarian Judit Hajnal Ward often publishes in her native Hungarian in topics related to Library and Information Science. Her book entitled Nyitott Könyvtár (Open Libraries) was published in 2015 by Kalligram in Budapest. The second interview in the series focuses on her latest book, related to bibliotherapy in … Read More

The Banned Books of Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives

Books have been banned, challenged, censored, or even burned by organizations, schools, and parent organizations for a lot of reasons.  What defines a banned or a challenged book?  A banned book is one that has been removed from the shelves completely.  Books that have been challenged are an attempt by a person or group to remove … Read More

Just Say Yes to Banned Books Week outside the United States!

Last week we celebrated Banned Books week in an event called BANNED: A Virtual Banned Books Read-Out & Discussions on the Freedom to Read at Rutgers. In my flash talk at the online event, I mentioned a library and information science-related weekly newsletter called KIT Hírlevél (Library, Information & Society News) in Hungary. The newsletter polled its readers … Read More

Banned Books Week 2021 – Read-Out and Flash Talks

BANNED: A Virtual Banned Books Read-Out & Discussions on the Freedom to Read September 30, 2021 at 5:30 – 7:00 pm EST Presented by: SCARLA (The Student College, Academic, and Research Libraries Association), LISSA (Library and Information Science Student Association), and Rutgers–New Brunswick Libraries Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read promoted … Read More

Books We Write: Advancing a Culture of Creativity in Libraries by Megan Lotts

Interviews with Authors Art librarian Megan Lotts recently published a new book entitled Advancing a Culture of Creativity in Libraries: Programming and Engagement. It gave us the idea to launch a new interview series about titles that Books We Read affiliates have written or are currently working on.  Known for her imagination, creativity, and vision, … Read More