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The John Cotton Dana Library
The John Cotton Dana Library (185 University Ave) is a multimedia information center for graduate, undergraduate and professional students, and the general public. The fourth floor is also home to the largest jazz archive in the world, the Institute for Jazz Studies, as well as a media room and space for art, readings, and performances.
The library, where students spend a majority of their study time, is named for John Cotton Dana, a pioneering figure in the development of public libraries and museums in this country. Dana was a graduate of Dartmouth College and practiced law and civil engineering for a decade before joining the Denver, Colorado, library. In 1898, Dana was appointed librarian at the Public Library of Newark and in 1902 he helped to found The Newark Museum Association. Under Dana's direction, the Newark Library became the first in the nation to offer open stacks, as well as a branch devoted to business. The John Cotton Dana Library was erected in 1967.
Joined Rutgers: 1946
Campus Size: 38 acres, 33 buildings
Chancellor: Nancy Cantor
Provost: Todd Clear
Undergraduate Majors: 40+
Graduate Programs: 50+ (JD, MA, MBA, MFA, MPA, MS, Ph.D.)
Athletics: 14 NCAA Division III women and men's teams
Enrollment (fall 2013)
Full-time Faculty: 585
Faculty with Terminal Degrees: 99%
Full-time Staff: 770
Male/Female Ratio: 50:50
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Nations Represented: 100+
On-campus Residents: 1,280
Basic Type: Research Universities (high research activity)
Special Classification: Community Engagement