NJLA Statement on Inclusion Sticky

The New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) and its Members are proud that NJ libraries are places of inclusion where all are welcome.  We are committed to assuring that the collections and services we provide meet the needs of all New Jerseyans and will continue working to address any barriers to library service.

Advocacy for Highly Effective School Library Programs in New Jersey Sticky

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 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).

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NJLA Events

Member Services Event: Somerset Patriots Game and Fireworks
07/22/2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

860 E. Main St. Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Library Maker's Toolkit
09/22/2017 - 9:30am to 4:15pm

South Brunswick Public Library

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

Monmouth County Library, Manalapan

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

Monmouth County Library, Manalapan

VALE Conference
01/05/2018 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Rutgers University, Busch Campus

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