User Education

Who we are

The User Education Committee is a subcommittee of the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries and the College and University Section of the New Jersey Library Association. The function of the committee is to promote information literacy as an educational goal, and to support the development of, and pursuit of excellence in library user education programs. The committee produces professional development programs on teaching and learning in libraries, disseminates information about information literacy and user education, and serves as a forum for the discussion of issues relating to information literacy.

User Education Committee

ACRL National Webinar Viewing - The Craft of Library Instruction: Using Acting Techniques to Create Your Teaching Presence

Event Time: 

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Scholarly Communication Center, Alexander Library, Rutgers- College Ave, New Brunswick

Please join us as we view the ACRL-National Webinar - The Craft of Library Instruction

Book cover for The Craft of Library Instruction


User Education Committee Meeting

Event Time: 

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 11:30am to 1:00pm


Scholarly Communication Center, Alexander Library, Rutgers-College Ave New Brunswick
We still have to find out if we can video conference in the lecture hall to the two other Rutgers locations for our meeting. If you were planning to video conference into the meeting from NWK or Camden please email Amanda and Cara so we can start to making arrangements for that. 
If you are staying for the  ACRL National Webinar - Craft of Library Instruction - it will be taking place in the SCC (same room)  at 2pm. 


Meeting Locations

Newark: Special Collections Room, Dana Library (tentative)


2016 Summer Information Literacy Workshop: Catching the Information Literacy Wave,

Event Time: 

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm


Rutgers University SCC Teleconference/Lecture Hall Alexander Library 169 College Ave New Brunswick, NJ 08901

2016 Summer Information Literacy Workshop: Catching the Information Literacy Wave, Sponsored by the ACRL-NJ  User Education Committee and Rutgers University, School of Communication & Information, Library and Information Science Department. 


   Date:  July 21, 2016,  10:00 am-1:00 pm

   Place:  Rutgers University

              SCC Teleconference/Lecture Hall

              Alexander Library

              169 College Ave

              New Brunswick, NJ 08901

    Cost: Free



Registration for Summer Information Literacy Workshop

Registration is now open for the 2015 Summer Information Literacy Workshop: Charting a New Course for Information Literacy, Sponsored by the VALE-NJ Shared Information Literacy Committee and the ACRL-NJ/NJLA CUS User Education Committee. 
Date: July 14, 2015, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Place: Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ 
Cost: Free. Coffee and light breakfast will be provided by the Evelyn S. Field Library at RVCC.

Summer Information Literacy Workshop: Charting a New Course for Information Literacy

The 2015 Summer Information Literacy Workshop: Charting a New Course for Information Literacy. This workshop will involve ten-minute Lightning Talks and Round Table discussions on issues of interest to academic and high school librarians involved in information literacy instruction.

Date: July 14, 2015,  9-1pm

April User Ed & VALE SIL meeting

Friday, April 10th from 10-12 is our joint meeting for NJLA CUS User Ed/VALE SIL! This meeting will be held via videoconference at the three Rutgers locations:
New Brunswick:  Alexander Library University Librarian's Conference Room (3rd floor)
Newark: Dana Library Special Collections
Contact Davida Scharf if you are planning to attend at this location and need parking
Camden: Robeson Library in Camden Room 290.

User Education and VALE SIL Committees Meeting

Event Time: 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:00am



The User Education Committee will be meeting virtually with the VALE Shared Information Literacy Committee on Feb 13, 2015 from 10am-12noon. A link and a phone number to call will be shared via our mailing list prior to the session. We will be using a conferencing tool which will also you to connect via headset or phone.



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Interested in becoming a member?

The User Education Committee welcomes all librarians interested in library instruction and information literacy. To join the committee, contact Amanda Piekart <> or Cara Berg <> for additional information or join us for our next meeting.