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New Jersey Library Association's Legislative Priorities 2016/2017 Sticky

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.

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 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

Virtual Keynote- Library Advocacy with Pat Tumulty
03/29/2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Online- adobeconnect

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

Livingston Public Library

NJLA at Adventure Aquarium
04/02/2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Adventure Aquarium, Camden

NJLA Conference
04/24/2017 - 9:00am to 04/26/2017 - 5:00pm

Harrah's in Atlantic City

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