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Bond Approved for Library Learning Commons Project
We are pleased to announce that ourLibrary Learning Commons Projectbond proposal has been approved. This will allow us to create a model university learning environment centered on increasing student success through development of flexible learning spaces integrated with state-of-the-art technology that supports experiential pedagogies. The Project addresses evolving trends in digital library design and advances student learning while simultaneously responding to issues in long-range deferred maintenance.
We are currently in the initial planning stages and will share more information as we continue to progress toward library renovations.Stay tuned for update announcements soon.
Special Collections Librarian & Atlantic City HistorianHeather Perezrecently publishedChicken Bone Beach, which she co-authored as part of the well-known Images of America series. This book features a foreword by Heather and almost 200 photos telling the history of the previously segregated beach in Atlantic City.
In June, a number of librarians and library staff attended theNew Jersey Library Association (NJLA)conference in Atlantic City. At the conference,Jessica Chamberlain & Joyce DeStasiopresented aposteron the library’s social media strategy.
At the conference, Outreach LibrarianJoyce DeStasiowas awarded the 2023Technology Innovation Awardby the NJLA-CUS/ACRL-NJ Technology Committee for her Virtual Information Literacy Scavenger Hunt based on themes in Stockton's Fall 2022 Common Reading,Sweatby Lynn Nottage.
Congrats to all on these accomplishments. Keep up the great work!
Introducing Libby, the Reading App
We are happy to announce that we now offerrecreational readingthrough Libby, the reading app where you can borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, magazines, and comics/manga. You can stream or download books andread anytime, anywhere!
Download Libbyto get started. All you need is your Stockton login credentials. For more information, visit our library’sLibby guide.
Fellowship Awarded for Library Project
In May, Luke O’Connor, a junior Information Systems major here at Stockton, received a Board of Trustees Fellowship for Distinguished Students for his project titled “21st Century Libraries: Reinstating the Library as a Fundamental Piece of our Culture.” We look forward to Luke’s research this summer and are thrilled to be connected with this project.Read more.
Welcoming new (and not-so-new) faces to Bjork Library!
Previously an Undergraduate Student Worker, Graduate Student Aide, and South Jersey Culture & History Center Outreach Liaison here in the Library, Jess joined us full-time as our Access & Engagement Coordinator this past April.Read more about Jess on ourLibrary Blog.
In just a couple weeks, our new Student Success Librarian, Cheyenne Riehl, will be joining our Public Services team.
Be sure tosay “hi” to Chey(pronounced “Shy”) when you see her on campus!
We’ll share more updates as we are currently working to fill positions for
Metadata Librarian and Electronic Resources Coordinator.
Digital Collections Site Launches
Special Collections Digital Collections is the centralized, publically-accessible database of the scholarly and creative works, special collections, and publications produced at Stockton University and in the South Jersey community. Bjork Library launched a new Digital Collections platform, Preservica, at the end of June. Read more about its new capabilitieson our blogorvisit the siteto see for yourself.
Over the summer, Bjork Library’s Exhibit Team put together a new interactive exhibit highlighting the past, present, and future vision of Stockton’s Library.Your Library: Then, Now, Nextfeatures photos from the past 50 years, old tech (some of it even in working condition), and allows you to weigh in on ideas for the future of the library as we look toward upcoming renovations.
You won’t want to miss this exhibit, located in the library’s 1st floor exhibit space. Please join us for our exhibit opening and light refreshments onSeptember 14 at 4:30pm.