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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

Hold the Date: International Youth Literature Collection Coming Soon

Did you know Rutgers University Libraries have children’s books? Books for Young Adults? Yes, we do! There is a whole collection of International Youth Literature at the Alexander Library with diverse titles waiting to be checked out (pun intended) not only by graduate students taking courses on the Reading habits of young adults or children, … Read More

Books We Read in Numbers

Launched in August 2019, the Books We Read site will continue to serve the virtual Cook Campus in its fifth semester in Spring 2021. In addition to a brief timeline posted on the site, here are some statistics, focusing on the online environment, with data collected with Google Analytics from 3/16/2020 through 12/31/2020. The homepage … Read More

Launching Summer Tales

Books We Read has some exciting news: New Brunswick Libraries and the Department of Continuing Studies have teamed up to launch Summer Tales Book Club, a short story discussion group this summer, and we’ll be facilitating it! We’ve picked out three short stories for summer session students to read and discuss, starting with Neil Gaiman’s … Read More