New Jersey Library Association's Legislative Priorities 2016/2017

New Jersey's Libraries: Community Assets

Libraries are essential community assets. New Jersey libraries provide access to information, technology, e-government and job seeker assistance as well as early childhood and adult literacy services and continuing education and instruction for all ages.  Ensuring that the residents of New Jersey have strong, relevant library services to meet today’s challenges requires a strong partnership between local libraries and the state of New Jersey.

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.

Digital Privacy Pledge

On July 19, 2016 the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) Executive Board voted to sign the Library Digital Privacy Pledge and encourages all New Jersey libraries to sign the pledge as a symbol of their commitment to protecting digital privacy.  This pledge is a simple one.  For NJLA it says:

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Virtual Keynote: Kathy Dempsey
06/07/2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

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