beready September is National Preparedness Month: What You Can Do

If an emergency occurred tomorrow, would you be ready? September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by FEMA, National Preparedness Month aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. National Preparedness Month is a time to prepare yourself and those in your […] Read More

Picture1 Health Insurance Marketplace (Affordable Care Act) 2014 Workshops

Health Insurance Marketplace (Affordable Care Act) 2014 Workshops The Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment period for 2015 begins November 15, 2014 and ends February 15, 2015. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is hosting a free 1‑day Marketplace training event for partners and stakeholders who provide general information or help educate consumers about the Marketplace, […] Read More

Corine Wegener, cultural heritage preservation officer, Office of the Under Secretary of History, Art and Culture. Conference Brings Together Partners in Collections Care and Preservation

Collections care professionals, volunteers, and emergency managers came together at Woodrow Wilson Hall, Monmouth University, West Long Branch for the New Jersey Collections Care Network’s statewide conference: “Cultural Institutions and Emergency Management: Partners in Emergency Response and Recovery.”  The June 30, day-long conference addressed important facets of emergency response and building local networks for collaborative mutual aid. […] Read More

From left: Alison Bryant, Mary Chute, Rep. Rush Holt, MaryEllen Firestone, Emily Sheketoff, Terrie McCall, Patricia Tumulty. Rep. Rush Holt Joined NJ State Librarian and Library Advocates to Announce New Law Recognizing Libraries in Workforce Development

  On Monday, July 28, 2014, U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) joined leading state and federal library advocates to announce a new law that integrates local libraries with federal job training programs. A press conference highlighting the law Rep. Holt helped write to include libraries in federal job training programs was held at East Brunswick Public […] Read More

photo-mural-cropped-web (2) IMLS Site Visit to NJSL, and a Trip to Trenton Public Library!

  Timothy Owens, Senior Program Officer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, performed a site visit to the New Jersey State Library July  22-23 as part of his Grants to States program duties. While he was in Trenton, State Librarian Mary Chute and Deputy State Librarian Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer arranged a visit for him […] Read More

Photo of Mr. Alex with Brian from the Work Skills Preparation Program of The College of New Jersey Work Skills Students Volunteer at TBBC

The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) is so fortunate. Once again, students of The Work Skills Preparation Program (WSPP) are volunteering their time to help us meet the requests of our library’s members. The WSPP is a partnership between The College of New Jersey’s Center for Sensory and Complex Disabilities (TCNJ) […] Read More

Evesham Library Disaster-Related Awardee Project Reports (Lunch with the RML session)

Presenters: • Bridget Quinn-Carey, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Queens Public Library • Michele Stricker, Associate Director, Library Support Services, New Jersey State Library Date / Time: Thursday, July 31, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET) Where: Online / No Registration Required Summary: Bridget will provide a report for the Queens […] Read More