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Updates on the Library Learning Commons Project
Have you heard the exciting news? The library is getting a makeover! Richard E. Bjork Library was originally constructed in the early 1970s and was last renovated in the 1990s. As part of the NJ State Bond Solicitation 2022, Stockton has been awarded $19.5m in funds restricted for capital facilities improvement use only, specifically to renovate the Library into a state-of-the-art Library Learning Commons. This renovation will be a two-year process, during which the library will have a temporary presence in the C/D Atrium, which will be operational starting this summer 2024.
To stay informed about the project's progress, specific locations, and other details, regularly check our Renovation Websiteand social media platforms. We will also continue to update the Renovation FAQpage so please be sure to check for updates.
In January, a number of librarians and library staff attended the New Jersey Academic Library Conference (NJALC) in Edison. Copy Cataloger, Nicole Barnabei, presented a poster about Bjork Library’s use of Baker and Taylor’s Sustainable Shelves Program.
At the conference, librarians Jeff Ge, Joyce DeStasio, and Eric Jeitner presented a posteron our pilot project to integrate subject guides into the Blackboard LMS. Stay tuned for more updates on this. Joyce DeStasio also presented on a panel of five librarians from all over New Jersey, as part of a Marketing & Outreach panel in which she spoke about Bjork Library’s interactive exhibit Your Library: Then, Now, Next.
At the same conference, Librarians Cheyenne Riehl and Heather Perez each led a round table discussion that complemented one another. While Cheyenne’s session focused on library instruction and research for specific subject areas, Heather’s analyzed collection development for specific subject areas.
In October, our Discovery/Web Services Librarian, Jeff Ge, presented a lightning talk at the ExLibris Northeast User Group (ENUG) Conference at the University of Pennsylvania's Van Pelt Library.
Congratulations to all on these accomplishments. Keep up the great work!
Familiar faces in new roles at Bjork Library!
Please join us in welcoming Stephanie Sussmeier, our new Metadata and Cataloging Librarian. She previously worked at Avalon History Center/Avalon Free Public Library and Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Before that, she worked in Tech Services here at Bjork Library for 12 years. Welcome back, Stephanie! Read more here.
Join the library in congratulating Jaimelyn Lombardo, our new Electronic Resources Coordinator. Jaimelyn was a student here and has worked in the library in various roles for the past 17 years. She worked in various positions over the years and was most recently our Electronic Resources & Periodicals Specialist. Congrats, Jaime! Learn more here.
We are now home to the traveling exhibit From Darkness to Light: Mosaics Inspired by Tragedy, presented in partnership with the Holocaust Resource Center, the Art Gallery, and M.A. in Holocaust & Genocide Studies Program.
In the 1st Floor Exhibit Space
There’s still time to see our interactive exhibit highlighting the past, present, and future vision of Your Library: Then, Now, Next.
Be sure to visit these exhibits before we close!
Save the Dates
Stay tuned for more details on these two upcoming events at the library!
April 18 - Library Closing Ceremony
Join us as we celebrate the history of the library before we close for renovation. Note: we will still be open through the end of the semester.
April 24 - Faculty Works Reception
Part of the CTLD’s STARS Week, this reception honors the scholarly and creative works of Stockton’s faculty.