Orange Public Library Statement

The New Jersey Library Association is very distressed by the recent and sudden closure of the Orange Public Library. We strongly believe that the residents of Orange, a major urban center, must have access to library services in their community. Residents of Orange pay taxes for library service. Those residents deserve a plan that details the short term provision of library service and the long term restoration of library service within the municipality.

NJLA STATEMENT ON PRIVACY

The New Jersey Library Association affirms the right of each individual, regardless of age, to open inquiry, and to read, view, listen and use resources without fear of scrutiny by others.

NJLA POLICY ON CONFIDENTIALITY OF LIBRARY RECORDS

Confidentiality exists when a library is in possession of personally identifiable information about users and keeps that information private on their behalf.

GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCTING LIBRARY BUSINESS VIA ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION

NJLA occasionally receives questions about whether or not library boards can meet and/or conduct business electronically. NJLA believes that it is a violation of the Open Public Meetings Act for library boards to meet electronically. NJLA also reminds boards that all electronic communication related to library business could be subject to the Open Public Records Act. More detailed information is available below.                                                                  

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NJLA STATEMENT on NATIONAL SECURITY LETTERS (NSLs)

A National Security Letter (NSL) is a kind of administrative subpoena the FBI can issue to itself to compel the disclosure of customer records held by libraries, banks, telephone companies, Internet Service Providers, and others. NSLs contain nondisclosure requirements ("gag" provisions) that prevent recipients from telling anyone about their receipt of an NSL. The number of NSLs issued has grown dramatically since the USA Patriot Act expanded the FBI's authority to issue them.

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