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The New Jersey Library Association, along with partners, is actively advocating for New Jersey students to have the opportunity to improve literacy and build information literacy skills taught by a state certified school library media specialist.  These skills will prepare New Jersey Students for college and beyond.

NJLA Library Advocacy Fortnight

Join us this April 3 to 17 as library staff and supporters visit the local offices of NJ legislators to talk about the roles of our libraries in our communities and schools as well as the legislative agenda of the New Jersey Library Association.  Our organization is advocating for four bills:

Testimony before the Joint Committee on the Public Schools

On October 11th, 2016 Pat Tumulty, Executive Director of the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) and James Keehbler, Chair of the NJLA School Libraries Taskforce were asked to give testimony about ESSA and school library programs in New Jersey to the Joint Committee on Public Schools.  We provided packets with statements from NJLA, VALE/NJACRL, examples of rules and regulations from other states, the NJ School Library Report and information about the Unlock Student Potential campaign and other relevant information.

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NJLA Events

NJLA at Adventure Aquarium
02/26/2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Adventure Aquarium, Camden

NJLA Library Advocacy Fortnight Training
02/28/2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Online Webinar

Small Libraries Unconference
03/06/2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

Monmouth County Library, Manalapan

Member Services Marlton Tavern Mixer
03/11/2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Marlton Tavern

2017 Library Maker's Toolkit
03/15/2017 -
9:30am to 4:15pm

South Brunswick Public Library

Copy Cataloging Workshop
03/31/2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

Livingston Public Library

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