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September 2014

The New Jersey State Library is Closed Monday, September 1st and Wednesday, September 3rd

September 1

The New Jersey State Library will be closed on Monday, September 1st, for the Labor Day Holiday. The Library will also be closed on Wednesday, September 3rd for Staff Development Day.

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The New Jersey State Library is Closed September 3rd

September 3

The New Jersey State Library will be closed on Wednesday, September 3rd for Staff Development Day.

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Free

NJ State Library presents Looking for America on the NJ Turnpike

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Level 2 reading room,
185 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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On Wednesday, September 10, from noon to 1 p.m., the New Jersey State Library will present a free lunch-time program, Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike with author, historian and professor, Angus Kress Gillespie, in the library’s 2nd floor reading room, 185 West State St., Trenton. The book was co-authored with Michael Aaron Rockland, and the authors argue that the Turnpike represents a number of American ideas and values. Built as economically as possible, with virtually no attention…

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Trustee Institute September 13, 2014

September 13 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sheraton Eatontown,
6 Industrial Way East, Eatontown, NJ 07724 United States
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The New Jersey State Library, and its partners New Jersey Library Trustee Association (NJLTA) and New Jersey Library Association (NJLA), are committed to providing the highest quality of trustee education available. The Trustee Institute, held every two years, is part of our goal to train trustees to be knowledgeable about their responsibilities and to help them understand core competencies to improve their skills as trustees and therefore better advocate for their library. The last Trustee Institute held June 2, 2012,…

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Genealogy 1: Finding Your Ancestors at the Library

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Level 5,
185 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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This forty-five minute session is designed to introduce you to the Genealogy and Local History Collection at the State Library.  You will learn about the library’s most useful genealogical resources and find out where they are located in the library.  The presentation will also include a brief introduction to what genealogy is all about and provide a few pointers on how to begin searching for your ancestors.

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Finding Foundation Support for Your Education

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Are you looking for undergraduate scholarships, seeking doctoral support or looking for funding for continuing education? This class will provide an introduction to the Funding Information Center’s collection of resources for education. Learn about different sources of funding, ways to leverage existing connections to funders, and online resources that provide information on scholarships from foundations, including the Foundation Grants to Individuals Online database.

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October 2014

Exploring Languages with Pronunciator

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Pronunciator is a language learning program that covers 80 languages that can be learned in any of 50 languages.   Whether you want to learn a new language or just familiarize yourself with a few phrases for a trip abroad, Pronunciator can help.  The database includes courses for each language including different types of drills, quizzes, audio lessons, pronunciation analysis, and phrase books.  Customize your courses to learn what you want and how you want.  This class will show you how…

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Free

NJ Center for the Book to Celebrate State’s 350th Birthday at Grounds for Sculpture

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Grounds for Sculpture,
18 Fairgrounds Rd , Trenton, NJ 08619 United States
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The New Jersey Center For The Book (NJCFB) will be celebrating the 350th birthday of the great state of New Jersey on Saturday, October 18, at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, from 1-4:30 p.m. In addition to showcasing its 12 grant-winning NJ libraries and those libraries that have been designated NJCFB/Library of Congress Literary Landmarks, the NJCFB will be hosting a New Jersey authors’ alley of 50 selected NJ authors. As an honorary members of the NJCFB, all NJ libraries are invited to…

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Genealogy 2: Using Ancestry.com to Search U.S. Census Schedules: A Hands-on Workshop

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Discover the power of searching census records online using Ancestry, a major collection on online genealogy databases.  Discover what census schedules will tell you about your relatives, and learn a few tricks to make your searching more effective.

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Grantseeking Basics and Introduction to Finding Funders

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising. Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization? New to fundraising? Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this two-hour class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.  You will also find out how to use Foundation Directory Online Professional (FDOP), a premier research database for nonprofits, which provides detailed…

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