Free Active Shooter Trainings for Library Staff

Posted April 24, 2015 by

Due to the popularity of the previously scheduled classes in other public library locations, the New Jersey State Library is sponsoring these free trainings for library staff at the following locations: Thursday, May 7th, Sparta Public Library, 9:30 am – noon   Thursday, May 14th, Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill, 9:30 am – noon […] Read More

Mimi Lee, Anna Coates, Amy Babcock-Landry, Amanda Winter Multicultural Program Awards Given State Librarian’s Breakfast at NJLA Annual Conference

Posted April 24, 2015 by

New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute honored three New Jersey libraries for conducting outstanding multicultural programs to engage cultural and ethnic communities in meaningful and effective partnerships during a breakfast at the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference, on April 22. Photo left: Mimi Lee, NJSL Adult, Urban & Diversity Services Consultant, Anna Coates, Amy […] Read More

Sharon Rawlins, Sharon Orlando Awards Given for Best Practices in Early Literacy at State Librarian’s Breakfast

Posted April 24, 2015 by

  New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute honored four New Jersey libraries for conducting outstanding early literacy programs on behalf of their youngest library users and their families during a breakfast at the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference, on April 22. “As State Librarian, I applaud these public libraries on their exceptional programs that […] Read More

Deborah Mercer NJLA Honors Deborah Mercer & NJSL Marketing Department at Annual Conference

Posted April 24, 2015 by

At the NJLA Annual Conference Honors and Awards Reception, Deborah Mercer, NJSL’s New Jersey Collections Librarian, received the Susan Swartzburg Award. The award honors the memory of Susan Swartzburg, a librarian whose leadership inspired and influenced many librarians in the areas of preservation, archives and the book of arts. Photo left:Danny Klein, president, History and […] Read More

(from left) Robert Grimmie, LWD Executive Director, Mary Chute, NJ State Librarian, and LWD Deputy Labor Commissioner, Aaron Fichtner. Christie Administration Unveils Innovative Partnership to Connect New Jersey Workers with Employment Services at Their Local Libraries

Posted April 23, 2015 by

$2.5M Grant from State Department of Labor Will Expand Workforce Services for Job-Seekers Expanding opportunities for New Jersey job-seekers to connect with employment and training resources, the Christie Administration announced an innovative partnership with local public libraries across the state during the New Jersey Library Association annual conference in Long Branch today. The $2.5 million […] Read More

nedcclogo Free Preservation Webinars from NEDCC

Posted April 23, 2015 by

NEDCC Presents Free Webinars During Preservation Week *************************************************** April 30 – FREE WEBINAR 2-4 PM CONSERVATION DEMYSTIFIED This webinar will introduce the language and standards of conservation, review sources for finding conservators, and suggest guidelines for conservation projects. If you are considering a conservation project, you will come away with an understanding of what to […] Read More

mayday_heritage_15 Prepare for MayDay 2015: Join the Movement!

Posted April 16, 2015 by

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) is proud to carry on Heritage Preservation’s MayDay initiative encouraging libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and preservation organizations to set aside May 1, 2015, to examine and increase their preparedness for emergencies. Any organization can participate in MayDay. Last year staff […] Read More

Photo of man giving thanks with closed hands TBBC Celebrates National Volunteer Week

Posted April 15, 2015 by

It’s National Volunteer Week and the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) joins the nation to honor volunteers.  TBBC is blessed with a cadre of generous people who volunteer their time to record books, newspaper articles and grocery flyers for Audiovision and who offer clerical support to TBBC.  Audiovision is a […] Read More

Joe Fisicaro, vice president of the NJ State Board of Education, David Hespe, acting commissioner, NJ Department of Education, Matthew Vona and Sarah Jordan, students at Clearview Regional High School in Mullica Hill, Arlen Kimmelman, NJASL president-elect, and Luann Amodeo, NJASL's liaison to the NJ Department of Education. April is School Library Month

Posted April 10, 2015 by

The New Jersey State Board of Education (NJSBE) adopted a Resolution during their meeting on April 1 to join the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) in recognizing April 2015 as School Library Month. NJASL President Arlen Kimmelman accepted the Resolution on behalf of school librarians across our State.   Mrs. Kimmelman invited two of her students […] Read More