Stephanie Fields cropped Online High School Program Success at Scotch Plains Library

Posted August 26, 2015 by

Last October, the Scotch Plains Public Library received a grant from the New Jersey State Library and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to offer scholarships to Career Online High School, a program that offered the chance to earn an accredited high school diploma online through a partnership with the New Jersey State Library and Cengage Learning. After candidates were selected by the library, Cengage Learning administered the program, hiring and overseeing the certified teachers […] Read More

directorssummit2 Share, Refresh, Discover: The NJ Public Library Directors Summit

Posted August 18, 2015 by

REGISTER NOW! Share, Refresh, Discover: The NJ Public Library Directors Summit The New Jersey State Library with LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative are cosponsoring a public library directors summit on October 7, 2015, at the National Conference Center Holiday Inn in East Windsor. This one-day event will provide experienced public library directors with best […] Read More

Work Skills program Coach Danielle Sweeney and student Faith Work Skills Students Volunteer at TBBC

Posted August 13, 2015 by

Each summer, the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center is blessed with volunteers from the Work Skills Preparation Program (WSPP).  Their friendly faces brighten our office and lives as they volunteer to help inspect our books, label brochures and assist with mailings. The WSPP is a partnership between The College of New […] Read More

Class certificates Bernardsville August 11 2015 Librarians Trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid

Posted August 12, 2015 by

Youth Mental Health First Aid was developed in the United States in 2012 as a way to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge, or is in […] Read More

NJSL Literacy Boot Camp 2015 The NJSL Literacy Boot Camp Open for Registration

Posted August 4, 2015 by

The NJSL Literacy Boot Camp series is now open for registration. This is a four-part series designed for librarians and library professionals of all library types who are responsible for creating, implementing or maintaining adult literacy programs at their libraries. The series consists of four full days of intensive training, spread over four months this […] Read More

Wreath presentation at wall TBBC’s Services Presented to Korean War Veterans

Posted July 28, 2015 by

Following a multicultural commemoration of the Korean War Armistice, the members of the Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) received a brief description of services available through the NJ State Library Talking Book and Braille Center by Mary Kearns-Kaplan, adult outreach services coordinator.   The ceremony honoring the 62nd Anniversary of the end of the war was […] Read More

njcarsummit New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response Statewide Summit

Posted July 28, 2015 by

Cultural Institutions & Emergency Management:  Partners in Emergency Response & Recovery New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response Statewide Summit Monmouth County Public Safety Complex September 9, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Intended for collections care managers, arts professionals, artists, volunteers, and emergency managers, this conference will address important facets of emergency response and building […] Read More

Lee Ireland Author Lee Ireland Exposes Some Truths Behind the Names

Posted July 23, 2015 by

After building castles in the sand, splashing in the surf and cooling off with a Kohr’s cone, visitors to New Jersey’s iconic boardwalks, on looking down, will assume the name was quite apt because they are walking on boards, but it wasn’t named for the wood, but for the guy who created the first one in Atlantic […] Read More

NJCAR photo clothesline Preparing for the Worst: Salvaging Damaged Collections After Disaster

Posted July 23, 2015 by

Preparation for an emergency or disaster is one of the most important steps an institution can take to safeguard collections. With that in mind the Collections Care Consortium of NJ and NJCAR sponsored two day-long intensive training workshops to give librarians and others practical knowledge to salvage items following a disaster. Participants learned to salvage […] Read More