• design and engage in assessment activities to further understand what kind of library collections, services, and resources to support the faculty and students need and their preference for service delivery,
- combine assessment results and knowledge of library trends to engage internal and external colleagues to develop innovative ideas and approaches that are consistent across all library service points, non-public operations and out into the community using evidence-based decision-making,
- identify elements that can be integrated in our services to address student recruitment, retention, progression and graduation rates and develop methods to measure and assess library impact in these areas,
- participate in providing instruction, research assistance and information services in person, by appointment, and virtually via email and chat, and
- work closely with the Dana Library Director to develop strategic resources, facilities, and services necessary to support the instruction and research endeavors of the Rutgers University - Newark user community.
The John Cotton Dana Library, named after former Newark Public Library director John Cotton Dana, opened in 1966 and is the main library at Rutgers University–Newark, supporting all of the institution’s undergraduate and graduate programs except for law. Dana Library houses Rutgers University Libraries’ research collections in business, nursing, and neuroscience and contains over 600,000 volumes, 600,000 pieces of microform, and 15,000 audiovisual items. The library has been a federal depository since its opening and currently selects and acquires approximately 50% of the publications issued by the United States Government Printing Office. It features public art displays and is home to the Institute of Jazz Studies, the world’s foremost jazz archive and research facility. For more information, visit libraries.rutgers.edu/dana.