NJLA Newsletter

The New Jersey Libraries NEWSletter is one of the official publications of the New Jersey Library Association and serves as a vehicle for communication of library issues and activities among the members of NJLA.

The New Jersey Libraries NEWSletter is published 4X/year.

Newsletter Publication Schedule & Article Submission Deadlines

  • Fall - September 1st; Article Submission Deadline: July 1st
  • Winter - December 1st; Article Submission Deadline: October 1st; ads due 12/1
  • Spring - March 1st; Article Submission Deadline: January 2nd; ads due 3/1
  • Summer - June 1st; Article Submission Deadline: April 1st; ads due 5/25

2019-20 Editorial Themes

 

Find Your Why (final deadline Oct 1)
Security in Libraries (Proposal deadline Oct 15)
Fandom and Library Cons (Proposal Deadline Jan 2)

Please email all article ideas to the Newsletter Editor before the article submission deadline.

The editor will read all ideas, then contact you with writing details and deadlines.

 


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NJLA Newsletters

Theme

Summer 2019

Notes from NJLA p. 1
2019 Awards & Honors p. 1
President’s Message p. 3
NJLA through New Eyes p. 4
Home & Away Donation p. 4
From the Executive Director p. 5
A Crafty Luncheon @ NJLA p. 6
Make Networking Work p. 6
Developing a Library Ambassador Program p. 7
A Look Into the History and Preservation Section p. 7
Poster Sessions p. 8

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Annual Roundup

Spring 2019

Ready, Set, Network 1
President’s Message 3
People & Places Around the State 3
Letter from the Executive Director 4
Creating Space for Critical Dialogues About Race 5
NJLA Affirms Its Core Values 7
From the Conference Committee 9
Letter from the Editor 10
Advertisers’ Index 10

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Conference and Communication

Fall Winter 2018 2019

New Life for a Classic Format pg. 1
Changes at the NJLA Newsletter pg.2
Advertisers’ Index pg. 2
Nominate Your Fellow Librarians and Library Supporters pg. 4
President’s Message pg. 5
People & Places Around the State pg. 5
Rethinking Library Space A “Basement Show” in the Library’s Basement pg. 6
Letter from the Executive Director pg. 7
Updated ILoveNJLibraries Website Relaunching on February 14th pg. 8

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Engage and Inspire

Summer 2018

Tackling Teen Issues with Partnerships pg. 1
Advertisers’ Index pg. 2
Write for the Next Issue pg. 2
Letter from the Executive Director pg. 3
President’s Message pg. 3
The Census Is Coming—Does Everyone Count? pg. 4
Campus Vote Project pg. 5
Every Book (or Magazine or Video) Its User pg. 6
People & Places Around the State pg. 9

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Community Engagement

Spring 2018

No Competiton pg. 1
Advertisers’ Index pg. 2
Write for the Next Issue pg. 2
Letter from the Executive Director pg. 3
NJLA Member Update pg. 4
“Can You Recommend...?” pg. 5
The Art of Language pg. 6
Planting Community Roots pg. 9
People & Places Around the State pg. 10

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Books & Reading

Winter 2018

Representative Hiring pg. 1
Write for the Next Issue pg. 2
Letter from the Executive Director pg. 3
Message from the President pg. 3
Notes from the Futures Conference pg. 4
Using Data to Guide Future Decision-Making in Libraries pg. 5
Opening the Future of Scholarship and Learning pg. 6
People & Places Around the State pg. 9

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The Future in Libraries

Fall 2017

Helping Patrons Hold on to Their Dreams pg.1
Message from the President pg.2
Letter from the Executive Director pg.3
Have Something to Say? pg.3
Responsive, Nimble, and Independent pg.4
NJLA Member Update pg.6
Libraries as Creative Spaces pg.8
People & Places Around the State pg.9
Write for the Next Issue pg.9

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Speak Freely

Summer 2017

More Essential than Ever pg.1
Message from the President pg.2
Letter from the Executive Director pg.3
Note from the Editor pg.3
Information Literacy Outside of the Classroom pg.4
School Librarians as Leaders pg.6
People & Places Around the State pg.10
Advertisers’ Index pg. 12
Write for the Next Issue pg. 12

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More Essential Than Ever

Spring 2017

A Community Effort pg.1
Message from the President pg.2
Letter from the Executive Director pg.3
Note from the Editor pg.3
Geared for Guys pg. 4
Strengthening Libraries to Help Job Seekers pg. 6
Building Opportunities for Adult Literacy pg. 9
People & Places Around the State pg. 10
Advertisers’ Index pg. 12
Write for the Next Issue pg. 12

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Narrowing the Margins

Winter 2016-2017 Vol. 14, No. 4

Signs of the Times 1
Message from the President 2
Letter from the Executive Director 3
Note from the Editor 3
Shaping Space for Career Services 4
Space, Place, and Purpose in the 21st Century Library 6
People & Places Around the State 10
Advertisers’ Index 12
Write for the Next Issue 12
 

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Building Blocks

Fall 2016

Popping Up at the Station 1
Message from the President 2
Letter from the Executive Director 3
Note from the Editor 3
Public Services New Patrons 4
Beyond the Building 6
Rerun Tech! 7
Tiny but Mighty 8
People & Places Around the State 10
Advertisers’ Index 12
Write for the Next Issue 12

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Beyond the Box

Summer 2016

Libraries as Partners in a Community School Model 1
Message from the President 2
Letter from the Executive Director 3
Note from the Editor 3
Creating Conversations 4
Food for Thought 6
It’s in the Bag 7
Shine a Light 9
People & Places Around the State 10
Start with Hello 11
Advertisers’ Index 12
Write for the Next Issue 12

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Schools and Our Libraries

Spring 2016

Partnering for Library Security 1
Message from the President 2
Letter from the Executive Director 3
Note from the Editor 3
Reflections on Active Shooter Training 4
From the Wild to the Mundane 5
Planning for Emergency Preparedness Month 6
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Offered 9
People and Places Around the State 10
Advertisers’ Index 12
Write for the Next Issue 12

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Safety and Security in Libraries

Winter 2015 - 2016

In the Beginning: A Recounting of the First NJLA Meeting 1
Message from the President 2
Letter from the Executive Director 3
Note from the Editor 3
NJLA at 200 4
Beyond Books: A New Logo and Look for NJLA 6
Snapshot Day 2015 7
People & Places Around the State 10
From the Archives 11
Advertisers’ Index 12
Write for the Next Issue 12

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NJLA is 125

FALL 2015

East Orange PL Teams Up with The Links, Incorporated 1
High School Job Shadowing at Rowan University 1
Message from the President 2
Letter from the Executive Director 3
Note from the Editor 3
One Hundred Years of Community Partnerships 4
People & Places Around the State 10
Advertisers’ Index 12
Write for the Next Issue 12

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All Together Now

Summer 2015

Southern New Jersey History Comes Alive at Rowan University 1
Discovering Artists’ Books at Newark PL 1
Message from the President 2
Letter from the Executive Director 3
Note from the Editor 3
Lending American Girl® Dolls at Cherry Hill PL 4
Back to High School at Red Bank PL 5
NJCAR: A Resource for Libraries 6
People & Places Around the State 10
Advertisers’ Index 12
Write for the Next Issue 12

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Special Collections

Spring 2015

  • Money Smart Week® at
  • Bernards Township Library 1
  • Money Matters at Piscataway PL 1
  • Message from the President 2
  • Letter from the Executive Director 3
  • Note from the Editor 3
  • Coupons and Cards at Monroe Township PL 4
  • ‘For Me, For You, For Later’ Program at Newark PL 5
  • Matawan Aberdeen PL Offers Free Tax Help 6
  • People & Places Around the State 10

 

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Money Matters At Your Library

NJLA Newsletter, Winter 2014-2015

  • Flying, Not Falling at Otto Bruyns Public Library 1
  • Small Library Innovations for Libraries on the Edge 1
  • Message from the President 2
  • Letter from the Executive Director 3
  • Note from the Editor 3
  • Building a Renaissance Library 4
  • People & Places Around the State 10
  • Advertisers’ Index 12
  • Write for the Next Issue 12
  • Upcoming NJLA Events 12
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Libraries on the Edge

NJLA Newsletter, Fall 2014

Vision, Focus, Conviction:Branding to Make a Better BCC Library, 1
A New Brand and New Purpose at Glen Ridge Public Library, 1
Message from the President, 2
Letter from the Executive Director, 3
Note from the Editor, 3
Logo Contest at Monmouth County Library, 4
What Do They Think of Us? RUL Brand Assessment, 5
People & Places Around the State, 10
 

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Branding or Rebranding Your Library

Summer 2014

Idea Farm Grows in Old Bridge 1
Library as “Techie” Incubator 1
Message from the President 2
Letter from the
Executive Director 3
Note from the Editor 3
Inspiring Writers During “NaNoWriMo” 4
Music to Their Ears: A Tale of Two Libraries 5
People & Places
Around the State 10
Advertisers’ Index 12
Write for the Next Issue 12

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Library as Incubator

Spring 2014

  • Reimagine, Refresh, and Trans-form: Benefits of Strategic Plan-ning for Libraries
  • Planning on a Positive Note
  • NJLA Strategic Plan Update
  • Crafting the Role of Your Library Board in Planning
  • Planning Resources from NJSL
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Strategic Planning

Winter 2013

  • The Library District Concept: What Is It and What Good Would It Be?
  • Finding Grants from Private Sources
  • Employee Volunteer Funding Opportunities
  • How a Library Foundation Helped OCL Increase Funding
  • Have No Fear of Library Districts
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Library Funding

Fall 2013

  • Play, Create, Innovate: Studio M at Monroe Twp. Library
  • ‘Made’ in Piscataway: A New Space for Dreamers and Doers
  • Message from the President
  • Letter from the Executive Director
  • Note from the Editor
  • Mini-makerspaces: ‘Make it’ What You Can!
  • People & Places Around the State
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Creating our Futures

Summer 2013

  • Google Apps for Education Surpasses Expectations at ICHS
  • How iPad Stations Support Early Childhood Learning
  • Use TechEx to Share Your Knowledge
  • NJ Libraries Recognized for Innovations in Technology
  • Cloud Computing and Academic Libraries
  • 2013-14 Election Results
  • People & Places Around the State
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Working With New Technologies

Spring 2013

  • From Trash to Treasure: Inexpensive Projects for Teens
  • Creating and Promoting Student Workshops at No Cost
  • Fun Kids’ Programs That Don’t Break the Bank
  • Annual Appeal $uccess
  • Budget-Friendly Ideas from A to Z
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Budget Friendly Programs

Winter 2012/2013

  • From SWOT to SWAP: Schmooze or Lose
  • Undoing Dewey and Classifying With Color
  • Altering Our Programs to Fit Bilingual Children’s Needs
  • Offering Interactive Ways to Fit In at Hillsdale Library
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Finding Your Perfect Fit

Fall 2012

  • LibraryLinkNJ's Mobile Website & App Pilot Project
  • Monmouth University Library's Website Upgrades to 'Responsive Web Design'
  • How One Urban Library Went Mobile
  • Promoting Middletown Township Library's Mobile App
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Mobile Library Initiatives

Summer 2012

  • 'Book Buddies' Project Joins Teens and Kids
  • Building Community via Cable TV Shows
  • An Author Visit Gets Bernardsville Residents Talking
  • A Tribute to Our Beloved Norma Blake
  • How a Collaborative Aging-in-Place Program Builds Our Community and Increases Our Visibility
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Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About

Spring 2012

  • Explosions and Aftermath in Morristown
  • Disaster Planning Is Vital for Technology Too
  • Hurricane Irene Floods Parsippany's Children's Department
  • Free Resources to Help You Create a Disaster Plan

Newsletter: Spring2012.pdf

Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

Winter 2011

  • Writing Policies for Technology Lending
  • Review Existing Policies: They Might Be Outdated
  • Do You Really Need a Policy?
  • Teaching the Next Generation of Library Policy Makers
  • Sensible Guidelines for Social Media Usage

Newsletter: Winter2011.pdf

Policy Making

Fall 2011

  • Retooling Our Training to Help Customers With New Technologies
  • Getting Started With Our 'Virtual Branch'
  • Retooling the CUS Website With Drupal

Newsletter: Fall2011.pdf

ReTooling 4 Tomorrow

Summer 2011

  • Serving the World Language Community
  • Serving the Poor With Respect and Courtesy
  • Offering Ex-Offenders a Fresh Start
  • Special Reads for Special Needs

Newsletter: summer2011.pdf

Recruiting and Serving Diverse Populations

Spring 2011

  • Advice for Political Relationships and Activities
  • Cultivating Relationships With READ Posters
  • Advice From One of Our Government Officials

Newsletter: spring2011.pdf

Cultivating Political Relationships