Position Paper on Political Speech/Campaigning at Public Libraries

To: Patricia Tumulty, NJLA
From: Frank Corrado
Date: March 20, 2017
Re: Political Speech/Campaigning at Public Libraries

NJLA President, Chris Carbone's Statement to Woodbridge School Board


Good evening.  My name is Chris Carbone, President of the NJ Library Association and Director of the South Brunswick Public Library.

As the leader of a tax funded, local government educational institution, I understand the harsh realities of budgets, tax rates, making hard choices and setting priorities.

Federal Budget Cuts

Thank you to our Federal Legislators


Federal Budget Update

NJLA posted a legislative alert last week urging the library community to contact their federal representatives regarding funding for library services.  In his budget proposal, President Trump calls for the elimination of two key programs which provide critical funds in NJ Libraries.  The two programs are the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL).

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:


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NJLA Events

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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