NJLA Statement on Searching Patrons

In support of free access to information as traditionally endorsed by NJLA, libraries should not impose obstacles or conditions that would discourage or impede individuals from entering and using the library. Libraries that choose to implement security procedures involving patron searches are encouraged to ensure that the system is related to the specific need or goal of the library and is not related to any informational pursuits of any patron or class of patron. Libraries should also ensure that the system is not overly intrusive, and is consistent in its application.

NJLA Statement on School/Public Library Joint Use Standards

Continuous learning is the foundation of the twenty-first century. Every resident of New Jersey will be seeking new opportunities to learn and grow. From infants to older adults, learning will be an ongoing pursuit. Access to educational resources will be the key. It has been widely recognized that libraries play a critical role in our educational process. In New Jersey there are currently 451 public library facilities and 2,295 school libraries. The demand for library services is increasing.

NJLA Statement on Children and Libraries

The New Jersey Library Association and the New Jersey Library Trustee Association provided funding for Grayson Barber, Esq. to develop this document regarding unattended children in New Jersey public libraries. This document is provided as background information on this topic and for the benefit of the members of NJLA and NJLTA. Every public library is encouraged to adopt its own policy regarding unattended children and have the local policy reviewed by the library’s attorney.

New Jersey Urban Libraries: Challenges and Strategies for Change

The Urban Libraries Section of the New Jersey Library Association was established to address the unique needs of urban public libraries of the state. As the need and demand for services in urban areas continues to grow, even as funding declines and other problems proliferate, the leaders of New Jersey’s urban libraries see the need to articulate the challenges facing their institutions so that they can communicate their issues to others and work together to devise new solutions.


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Yesterday’s News for Today’s Technology: Exploring the New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project
04/18/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

New Jersey State Library,185 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625-0520

Small Libraries Unconference 2.0: Your Best Library
04/23/2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Monroe Twp. Public Library (Middlesex Co.)

Civic Engagement and Academic Libraries Roundtable Workshop
04/27/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Raritan Valley Community College

NJLA Conference
05/30/2018 - 9:00am to 06/01/2018 - 5:00pm

Harrah's in Atlantic City

2017 NJLA Conference
05/30/2018 - 9:00am to 06/01/2018 - 5:00pm

Harrah's, Atlantic City

Adult Services Forum
10/22/2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Monmouth County Library, Manalapan

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