Windows For Understanding 2021

As an artist and librarian, I’m interested in cross-disciplinary collaboration, outreach, engagement, creativity, storytelling, and how diverse communities work together to reach common goals. After learning more about the latest research coming from the Rutgers School of Public Health, I set out to create a piece that explores my understanding of the inequities for minority,…

Button-making

Outreach, engagement, learning, and fun in 60 seconds: Button making at the Rutgers University Libraries In the fall of 2016, the Rutgers University Libraries (RUL)-New Brunswick Learning and Engagement team spent $580 to purchase a button maker and supplies to make 1,000 buttons. Since then, the libraries have collaborated on button projects with many departments…

Carnegie Mellon- Qatar (February 2020)

Watch CMQ interview: On February 1, 2020, I boarded a plane with bags full of LEGO as well as Rutgers University Libraries coloring books, zines, and library swag.  My final destination was Doha, Qatar to visit one of Carnegie Mellon’s satellite campuses. I was invited to Doha as the Carnegie Mellon-Qatar (CM-Q) Glorianna St Clair…

Snacklaces

More information coming soon…last updated Feb. 25, 2019 by MC Lotts

Playing to Learn in Higher Education

Rutgers Byrne Seminar Fall 2018 Course Description Play can create a dynamic narrative that promotes engagement and community, as well as fosters creativity and problem-solving which are crucial to innovation.  Play also builds strong communication and social skills, and these skills can be helpful when creating knowledge, performing scholarly research, or engaging with one’s peers….

TAKE-AWAY (Button Project)

TAKE-AWAY (Button project) by Megan Lotts Stop by the Rutgers University Art Library from January 16 to February 1, 2018 to view the buttons, while they last. Please choose one button to take away for yourself, or to give to a friend or loved one. On Tuesday January 23, from 2:30pm-4pm the Art Library will…

Freedom to Read Grant/Banned Books Week 2017

BANNED BOOK WEEK REPORT, September 24-30, 2017 Rutgers University Libraries For more information visit: http://libguides.rutgers.edu/bannedbooks Twitter: #RutgersBannedBooksWeek The Rutgers University Libraries hosted a series of events for Banned Books Week (BBW), which took place from Sept.24-Sept. 30, 2017. This series of events, included, button making, journal making, two exhibitions, a performance, a reception, and a…

Life with Megan & Brady

Lego Megan & Brady left New Brunswick, NJ, USA on July 16, 2016 at 5pm.  Please help our avatars travel the world, see new places, and make new friends. If you should find or be given our Lego avatars, please Take a pic(s) of Lego Megan & Brady. Post,tag, or email us a pic(s). Put…

Byrne Seminar-THE BOOK: DIGITAL, EDIBLE, AND AS ART

THE BOOK: DIGITAL, EDIBLE, AND AS ART- What is a book? From banned books to decorative books, this course will explore the cultural history of the book and how the physical format of books has changed over time. Participants of this course will work hands on with rare books and one of a kind materials…