Digital Privacy Pledge

On July 19, 2016 the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) Executive Board voted to sign the Library Digital Privacy Pledge and encourages all New Jersey libraries to sign the pledge as a symbol of their commitment to protecting digital privacy.  This pledge is a simple one.  For NJLA it says:

New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) Calls on New Jersey to Support Highly Effective School Library Programs

NJLA recognizes the value and importance of highly effective school library programs and believes that access to a quality school library/media center staffed by a certified school media specialist is a necessary part of every student’s education.  The 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), with proper implementation by the NJ Department of Education, legislators and school boards, can provide financial support to help schools achieve vibrant literacy, information literacy and school library media programs for our state’s students. 

School Library Programs in New Jersey: Building Blocks for Realizing Student Potential with ESSA Legislation Opportunities

In an effort to determine the current status of School Library Media Specialists (SLMS), School Libraries, and funding for School Library programs in New Jersey, The New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) and the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) collaborated on:

1. A census of certified School Library Media Specialists (SLMS)
2. A survey to gain further insight into New Jersey School Library Programs

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