Position Paper on Political Speech/Campaigning at Public Libraries

MEMORANDUM
To: Patricia Tumulty, NJLA
From: Frank Corrado
Date: March 20, 2017
Re: Political Speech/Campaigning at Public Libraries

NJLA President, Chris Carbone's Statement to Woodbridge School Board

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Good evening.  My name is Chris Carbone, President of the NJ Library Association and Director of the South Brunswick Public Library.

As the leader of a tax funded, local government educational institution, I understand the harsh realities of budgets, tax rates, making hard choices and setting priorities.

Federal Budget Cuts

Thank you to our Federal Legislators

 

Federal Budget Update

NJLA posted a legislative alert last week urging the library community to contact their federal representatives regarding funding for library services.  In his budget proposal, President Trump calls for the elimination of two key programs which provide critical funds in NJ Libraries.  The two programs are the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL).

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:

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2017 Youth Services Forum
10/23/2017 - 8:45am to 3:00pm

Monmouth County Library, Manalapan

2017 Snapshot Day
10/25/2017 - 9:00am to 9:00pm

statewide

NJLA Virtual Keynote: Positive Assertive Communication
10/27/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Online via Adobe Connect

2017 Friends Institute (Burlington County)
10/28/2017 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Burlington County Library, Westampton

2017 Performers' Showcase
11/02/2017 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Monmouth County Library, Manalapan

Member Services Event: Holiday Skating Rink
11/05/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Holiday Skating Rink - Delanco

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