Library Hours for the 2017 Fall Semester

#SHU_Libraries welcomes new and returning students!

~ The Library is open 7 days a week during the semester ~

**2017 Fall Semester Hours begin on Monday, August 28th**

Monday – Thursday 8am – 2am
Friday  8am – midnight
Saturday  9am – 5pm
Sunday  Noon – 2am

Reference Help

Reference Desk and reference chat are staffed 6 days a week:
Monday – Thursday 9am – 7pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday Noon – 8pm

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#SHU_Libraries welcomes Dr. Lauren Harrison

#SHU_Libraries welcomes Dr. Lauren Harrison, who will be joining us as a Term Reference Librarian four days a week this fall. You’ll find Dr. Harrison at the reference desk ready to answer your questions, and teaching students within the library’s instruction program.

Lauren Harrison photoShe holds a Bachelor of Science from Howard University in Zoology/Chemistry, a Master of Library Science from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems & Communication also from Rutgers. She has served as an Information Scientist, Library Manager and Data Scientist during her 38 year tenure with Roche Pharmaceuticals in Nutley, NJ and most recently in NYC at their new Roche Translational and Clinical Research Center.

She has served as an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information’s Joint program with NYU, and is currently a Lecturer at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, Masters in Applied Analytics Program.

Welcome Lauren!

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Upcoming Speaker’s Series Event: September 27, 2017

#SHU_Libraries is pleased to announce the next event in our recently launched Speaker’s Series: Critical Issues In Information & Education:

“Discursive and Democratic Dysfunction, Or, Why It Is So Hard to Decide What the Facts Are”

When: Wednesday, September 27th @ 2pm
Where: Seton Hall University Libraries – Walsh Library, 2nd floor Common Area
Please RSVP to:

Prof. Marie Radford (Rutgers University) will focus on the difference between conversations that are clear, non-confrontational, and productive and those that are unfocused, awkward, or even threatening. She will explore theoretical frameworks for understanding interpersonal communication and how these historical frameworks apply to libraries combining theory with empirical research. Her talk is adapted from her recent book Library Conversations: Reclaiming Interpersonal Communication Theory for Understanding Professional Encounters published by the American Library Association. Dr. Radford has won multiple national awards for her previous work in this vein.

Prof. Julia Sass Rubin (Rutgers University) will focus on political-informational fallout in the educational arena. Her research focuses on how the hot button issue of charter schools and the resulting segregation of school populations in New Jersey has exposed misinformation about them. A recent journal article on New Jersey’s charter school laws noted that “Rubin has critiqued the current charter school law as needing greater local control components, more transparency, and a means to address an apparent demographic mismatch between charter and district schools.”  Perhaps the greatest compliment to her work is the complaint lodged against her by the New Jersey Charter Schools Association in 2015. As one blog written by a longtime Star Ledger reporter put it, “Because charter schools cannot refute the evidence on its merits, they have chosen to try to intimidate those who make the facts available to the public.”

About our Speakers

Marie Radford

Marie RadfordMarie L. Radford, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University. In 2017, in addition to publishing Library Conversations: Reclaiming Interpersonal Communication Theory for Understanding Professional Encounters with Gary Radford (ALA Editions), she co-authored Research Methods in Library and Information Science, 6th ed. with Lynn S. Connaway (Libraries Unlimited). Her forthcoming book, Conducting the Reference Interview, 3rd ed. is co-authored with Catherine Ross & Kirsti Nilsen (ALA Editions). Her research focus is on qualitative research, communication within virtual and traditional library contexts, and postmodern approaches to media stereotypes of librarians/libraries. She is an award-winning, prolific author who gives numerous presentations, workshops, and webinars on topics that include: communication, time management, change management, service excellence, conflict management, and positive approaches to problematic people. She received the 2010 ALA/RUSA Mudge Award for distinguished contributions to reference.

Julia Sass Rubin

Julia Sass Rubin is an Associate Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and a Visiting Associate Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Her research examines the intersection of education policy, community development, and social justice. Dr. Rubin is also one of the founding members of Save Our Schools NJ (, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of parents and other concerned residents who believe that all New Jersey children should have access to a high quality public education. Dr. Rubin earned her PhD and MA from Harvard University, an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School, and an AB with honors from Harvard-Radcliffe College. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Alfred A. Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University and spent a year as a Henry Luce Scholar in Bangkok, Thailand.

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