P05. A set up for success: Academic libraries in the infrastructure of science
The poster calls attention to important roles special and academic libraries can assume in their fields as integral parts of the infrastructure of science, spanning researchers, journals, libraries, professional societies, and specialized databases. The Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies (CAS) Library has shifted its role from a passive repository of knowledge to an active participant in the missions of CAS. Besides essential library services, the CAS Library collaborates in research on an international scale, focusing on the values, needs, and commonalities of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug organizations via mapping the field with tools of information science. Graduate assistants from SC&I are also involved. They gain invaluable experience during their internship in the CAS Library, collecting data and documenting existing functions and activities. The international presence of CAS and its scholarly journal, the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (JSAD), is also beneficial for Rutgers.