Fact Sheet: About Public and School Libraries

June 3, 2010

            To meet the needs of communities across the United States, both school and public libraries are vital.

Public and school libraries help learners of all ages access information and technology to further their interests and education.  These essential institutions, in neighborhoods and schools across the United States, provide complementary services in the pursuit of shared goals:

Statement of the New Jersey Library Association on the decision of the Rancocas Valley Regional Board of Education Regarding its School Media Collection

The New Jersey Library Association issues the following statement in response to the
decision by the Rancocas Valley Board of Education to remove Revolutionary Voices: a
Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology from the Rancocas Valley Regional High School
Media Center's collection.

NJLA Statement on Dissolving Libraries


"The New Jersey Library Association’s position is that library service established by referendum
may only be dissolved by referendum.”

Adopted by the NJLA Public Policy Committee Feb. 5, 2010.
Adopted by the NJLA Executive Board March 16, 2010


  • WHEREAS, the New Jersey Library Association is committed to encouraging free and open inquiry by preserving the privacy rights of library users, library employees, and persons in the United States; and
  • WHEREAS, the New Jersey Library Association opposes governmental actions that suppress or chill free and open inquiry and has called for the USA PATRIOT Act to be amended to restore fundamental constitutional rights and safeguards that protect civil liberties; and


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