Past Events

Spring 2017

  • SOURCE Meeting – Feb 28, 5:50pm, Room 225, SC&I Building
  • SOURCE Chat – Feb. 20, 10am Virtual archives chat with Michelle Ganz
  • SOURCE Meeting – Jan. 31, 5:50pm, Room 225, SC&I Building

Fall 2016

  • SOURCE Trip – Dec. 17, 2016 to Interference Archives
  • SOURCE Anniversary – SC&I Mingle celebrated 15 years of SOURCE
  • SOURCE Trip – Oct. 26, 2016 to the Princeton Theological Seminary

Spring 2016

  • SOURCE Trip – Friday April 1st, 2016 to Morgan Library & Museum
  • SOURCE Meeting- Thursday March 24, 5:50 pm, Annex B, College Ave Campus, Special Guest: John Beekman- Jersey City Free Public Library
  • SOURCE Trip – Fri, Feb. 26- 10:00am, to Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts.  264 S 23rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 http://www.ccaha.org/
  • SOURCE Meeting – Thursday February 18,  6-6:30 pm, Room 323, SC&I Building
  • SOURCE Meeting – Janurary 2016, 5:50-6:20 pm, Room 323, SC&I Building, Special Guest: Laura Poll- Archivist, Trenton Public Library

Fall 2015

  • SOURCE Trip – Dec. 2015, to the National Archives in Philadelphia

Spring 2015 

  • SOURCE Trip to the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia

Fall 2014

  • Source Trip – Sept. 26,  to the Historical Society of Philadelphia

Spring 2014

  • Friday, March 7, Source trip to the Mutter Museum, Philadelphia
  • Saturday, March 15, Metropolitan Museum of Art Watson Library – “The Books That Make Us” Seminar
  • Friday March 28,  Source trip to Guggenheim Archives
  • Friday, April 11, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Princeton University Mudd Library/ Archives

Fall 2013

  • Enclosures Workshop at Morristown & Morris Township Public Library  – Saturday, November 23
  • SOURCE Meeting – Tuesday, November 12, 5:50 pm – 6:20 pm, Graduate Student Lounge, SC&I
  • Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, PA – Friday, October 11, 2 pm
  • SOURCE Meeting – Tuesday, October 8, 5:50 pm – 6:20 pm, Graduate Student Lounge, SC&I
  • SOURCE Meeting – Tuesday, September 10, 5:50 pm – 6:20 pm, Graduate Student Lounge, SC&I

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

  • Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library – Friday, July 20th, 2012
  • The Cloisters – Friday, June 15th, 2012
  • Grolier Club – Friday, May 18, 2012
  • SOURCE Meeting & Elections – Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 5:50 pm to 6:20 pm – Graduate Student Lounge, SC&I
  • New-York Historical Society & American Museum of Natural History – Friday, April 20, 2012 – Trip Details & RSVP
  • Rutgers Seminar in the History of the Book – Damid Como, “Clandestine Printing in Revolutionary England: The Emergence of the Leveller Movement” – Thursday, April 19, 2012, 2:00 pm – Alexander Library, Pane Room – Flyer_RHOB_Como
  • Rutgers Seminar in the History of the Book – Damid Como, “Secret Print: A Conversation About Archival Research” – Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 1:00 pm – Alexander Library, McDonald Room – Flyer_RHOB_Como
  • Newark Public Library, Special Collections – Tuesday, March 27, 2012 & Thursday, March 29, 2012 (options) – Trip details & RSVP information
  • “Reading Between the Lines: Why Paleography Matters” – Workshop with Eric Johnson-DeBaufre – Wednesday, March 21, 2012 – Event Details & English Secretary Hand Alphabet Hand-out (PDF)
  • SOURCE Meeting – Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 5:50 pm to 6:20 pm – Graduate Student Lounge, SC&I
  • Lecture with Ben Vershbow from NYPL Digital Labs (joint SCARLA/SOURCE event) – Tuesday, March 6, 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm – Faculty Lounge, SC&I – Event Details, NYPL Lecture Flyer – 03.06.12 (PDF), & Recording
  • Metadata Workshop (joint SOURCE/SCARLA event) – Friday, February 24, 2012
  • SOURCE Meeting – Recording– Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 5:50 pm to 6:20 pm – Graduate Student Lounge, SC&I
  • Thomas Edison National Historic Park – Saturday, February 11, 2012 – Trip details & RSVP information
  • SOURCE Meeting – Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 5:50 pm to 6:20 pm – Graduate Student Lounge, SC&I – Flyer for January 31, 2012 Meeting (PDF) & Adobe Connect Details
  • SOURCE Social – Friday, January 13, 2012, 7:00 pm – Tumulty’s Pub, New Brunswick, NJ
Fall 2011
Spring 2011 (under construction)
Fall 2010 (under construction)
  • November 30, 2010 – Lecture on Disaster Planning in Faculty Lounge
  • November 18, 2010 – Gerry Beegan (Rutgers University), “Coming Closer: the Photomechanical Page and the Visual Turn” – Rutgers Seminar in the History of the Book
  • November 18, 2010 – Gerry Beegan (Rutgers University), “Spatial Practices in the Decorative Book”  Graduate Workshop – Rutgers Seminar in the History of the Book
  • November 16, 2010- LISSA Genealogy Workshop
  • November 8, 2010 – University Archives & Special Collections at Rutgers
  • November 5, 2010 – Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Spring 2010 (under construction)
  • April 30, 2010 – Tour of the Morgan Library
  • April 17, 2010 – Conservation Workshop at SCI Student Lounge
  • April 16, 2010 – Tour of the Firestone Library, Special Collections at Princeton University
  • April 15, 2010 – Lecture with Digital Project Director and Digital Archivist from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • March 26, 2010 – Tour of the Grolier Club with former SOURCE member J. Fernando Pena
  • March 11, 2010- Lecture by Nicholas A. Basbanes in the Teleconference Center in Alexander Library (4th Floor) entitled “Among the Gently Mad: Continuing Adventures Among Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and Book People of Every Persuasion
Fall 2009
  • December 4, 2009 – Tour of the Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives
  • November 19, 2009 – Rutgers Book History Seminar: “The Day that George Thomason Collected His Copy of the ‘Poems of Mr. John Milton both English and Latin Compos’d at Several Times’” at the Plangere Annex, Murray Hall
  • November 19, 2009 – New York Feminist Art Institute Panel
  • November 13, 2009 − Trip to the Mudd Library at Princeton University
  • October 16, 2009 −Trip to NARA Northeast Region in NYC
Spring 2009
  • April 27, 2009 − Green Libraries Panel
  • April 20, 2009 − Trip to the Museum of Modern Art in NYC
  • April 16-18, 2009 − Several SOURCE students attended the MARAC Annual Spring Conference in Charleston, WV
  • April 9, 2009 − Galen Brokaw (University at Buffalo) talked about Indigenous American Polygraphy and the Dialogic Model of Media – Rutgers Seminar in the History of the Book
  • April 3, 2009 − 14 SOURCE members met at the Morgan Library and Museum at 11am on a Friday to attend two tours. The first tour, led by volunteer docent, Jack, gave a historical and architectural perspective on Pierpont Morgan’s private library and study. The highlight was seeing one of three of the Morgan’s Gutenburg Bibles on display! The second tour was of the Thaw Conservation Center and was led by its director Margaret Ellis. Students viewed and learned about book cradles, state of the art conservation tools, and more!
  • February 27, 2009 − SOURCE members went on a tour of the Rutgers University Special Collections and University Archives, led by Associate University Archivist Erika Gorder
  • Workshop with Maria Pisano- SOURCE members spent 5-6 hours learning basic conservation and paper repair, how and why materials deteriorate, prevention, introduction to tools of the trade and hands on experience with paper repair
Fall 2008
  • December 13, 2008 − A few SOURCE members attended “Let’s All Make Books!” sponsored by the Book Arts Roundtable.
  • December 12, 2008 − Newark Public Library: Jared Ash gave a tour of Newark Public’s Special Collections and Rare Books.
  • December 5, 2008 − Trip to the WNYC Preservation and Archive Unit in New York City. We got an overview of the archives and collections, learned about digitization, preservation efforts, storage issues, format priorities, and how the archivists achieve their mission to provide materials to station producers.
  • November 20, 2008 − Book Repair Workshop: Kim Avagliano led a group of 18 SOURCE members in teaching them how to repair various parts of books.
  • October 31, 2008 − Trip to the Library Company of Philadelphia: Founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1731, the Library Company is a research library that specializes in early American history & culture. We had a tour of the reading room, print & photograph department, cataloging, bindery, and new exhibition “Philadelphia Gothic.”
Spring 2008
  • April 3, 2008 − Art Library Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Thursday, at 4:00pm, led by Sara Harrington
  • March 26, 2008 − Marilyn Symmes, the Director of the Morse Research Center for Graphic Artsand Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Zimmerli Art Museum down the street has graciously agreed to give us a behind-the-scenes tour on Wednesday.
Fall 2007
  • No events recorded…
Spring 2007
  • April 13, 2007 − Tour of the Grolier Club in New York City with SOURCE founder and Grolier librarian, J. Fernando Pena.
  • March 20, 2007 − Tour of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania with former SOURCE member Matthew Lyons, and of the the Penn Museum and Library in Philadelphia.
  • February 16, 2007 − SOURCE and LISSA tour of the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP) high-density shelving facility at Princeton University.
Fall 2006
  • December 8, 2006 − Tour of the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.
  • November 16, 2006 − Tour of Rutgers University Special Collections and Archives with University Archivist Tom Frusciano and Preservationist Tim Corlis.
  • October 7, 2006 − Ian Bogus, Tim Corlin, and Chris Murray led a book making workshop for SCILS students.
Spring 2006
  • No events were recorded…
Fall 2005
  • November 18, 2005 − Tour of the NJ bindery Ocker & Trapp.
  • October 8, 2005 − Ian Bogus, Laura Ruttum, and Chris Murray led a book making workshop for SCILS students.
Spring 2005
  • April 6, 2005 − SOURCE hosted a colloquium on finding, getting, and enjoying a job in Special Collections, Rare Books, and Archives. The speakers were SCILS graduates who currently work in these fields: J. Fernando Pena, Librarian at the Grolier Club in New York; Claire McGuire, Assistant Archivist at Drexel University College Medicine Archives; Ana Ramirez-Luhrs, Reading Room/Reference Librarian for the Gilder Lehrman Collection at the New York Historical Society; and, Matthew Lyons, Senior Manuscripts Librarian at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Fall 2004
  • November 20, 2004 − Tour of the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Division of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Spring 2004
  • April 14, 2004 − Tour of the Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives.
  • Tour of the AXA Financial/Equitable Archives on Friday Mar 5th 2004 at 1:00pm.

Fall 2003

  • November 14, 2003 − Tour of the Ocker and Trapp Library Bindery In Emerson, NJ.
  • October 17, 2003 − Tours of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Libraries and Archives and the Archives of the Princeton Theological Seminary.
Spring 2003
  • April 23, 2003 − We held a colloquium panel of five SCILS graduates working in archival related fields. The panelists each shared their experiences in school, networking, getting their perspective jobs, and what they are currently working on, then there was time for Q&A from the audience.
  • March 18, 2003 – Tour of Free Library of Philadelphia’s Rare Book Department and Conservation Lab.
  • A group of LIS students (and former students) present their research on reading, readers, and reading genres and one piece of research in library history at the 2003 annual New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) meeting. Link to the web page for that presentation made by Professor Marija Dalbello.
Fall 2002
  • April 10, 2002 − Sara Harrington (Art Librarian, RUL), Dr. Ferris Olin (Head, Margery Somers Foster Center/Curator, Women’s Artist Series, Douglass Library), and Kristen St. John (Conservator, Special Collections and University Archives, RUL) spoke on the topic of art in libraries and archives.
  • December 6, 2002 − Tour of the New Jersey State Archives and the New Jersey State Museum.
  • October 22, 2002 − Kristen St. John, Conservator of Rutgers University’s Special Collections and University Archives, led a book construction workshop for SCILS’ students and alumni.
Spring 2002
  • April 12, 2002 − Tour of libraries at Columbia University, NYC.
Fall 2001
  • November 27, 2001 − Thomas Frusciano (University Archivist, Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries) and Peter Wosh (Director of the Archival Management Program at NYU) spoke on the topic of archival education.
  • December 6, 2001 − Tour of several libraries at Columbia University, NYC, including the Butler Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the University Archives & Columbiana Library.
  • November 28, 2001- At a SOURCE Meeting, Tom Glynn, reference librarian at Alexander Library, spoke about his research in library history.
  • November 15, 2001 − Trip to Guggenheim Institutional Archives and the Grolier Club.
  • November 13, 2001- Trip to the Ellis Island Archives
  • October 18, 2001 – Trip to the Guggenheim
  • October 15, 2001 − Trip to Princeton University Libraries and Archives.
  • October 1, 2001- Trip to the Princeton Libraries
Spring 2001
  • April 5, 2001 − Panel of recent SCILS graduates (Matthew Lyons, Daniel Noonan, Fernando Pena).
  • May 11, 2001: Library of Congress and the Smithsonian’s Dibner Library, Washington, D.C. (Co-sponsored with LISSA, the Library and Information Science Students Association)
  • April 6, 2001 − Ocker & Trapp Library Bindery, Emerson, N.J.
    A graduate speaking of the tour in April of 2001 to the bindery said “The Ocker and Trapp tour was hands down the best one I went on while at Scils.” -Claire McGuire, SCILS Graduate and Founding Member of SOURCE.
  • March 23, 2001 − Edison National Historical Site and Archival Collection, West Orange, N.J.
Fall 2000
  • November 29, 2000 − Our first official event was a lecture by Marija Dalbello, “Historical collections in the digital environment: The information mosaic model of a virtual environment.”