NJLA Statement on the Minimum Wage Legislation

The New Jersey Library Association has concerns about raising the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour for student pages.  All libraries use student pages to do tasks such as shelving and organizing books and other library materials. These tasks are essential to the maintenance of the library but do not require additional education or advanced skills.   These page positions are short term or seasonal positions. Students often take these positions to see if they would be interested in a career in library science in the future.

Testimony before the New Jersey State Board of Education

Testimony before the New Jersey State Board of Education

January 2, 2019

By Patricia Tumulty, Executive Director

New Jersey Library Association

2018-2019 NJLA Public Policy Legislative Priorities

2018-2019 NJLA Public Policy Legislative Priorities

Per Capita Library Aid (A3801/S2668)

  • Description: Makes $10.5 million supplemental appropriation for increased Per Capita

Library Aid from Property Tax Relief Fund.

  • Status:
    • Assembly:  referred to Appropriations Committee
    • Senate: referred to Budget and Appropriations Committee

School Library Media Specialist Required Ratio (A1995/S2394)

NJLA Strategic Plan Task Force Survey

Dear Colleagues,

The NJLA Strategic Plan Task Force is seeking input from NJLA members and non-members regarding inclusion, professional development, organizational structure, communication and core values. This anonymous survey should take about 7 minutes to complete.

Your feedback is essential to the work of the Task Force as it moves forward with drafting a new strategic plan. We hope you will share your valuable opinions. Click here to access the survey.


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Promoting Genre/Form Access in Library Catalogs:LCGFT Workshop
10/04/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Monroe Twp. Pubic Library (Middlesex County)

2019 Youth Services Forum
10/07/2019 - 8:45am to 3:00pm

Monroe Twp. Library ( Middlesex County)

NJLA Virtual Keynote: Information Literacy Skills: Essential in the World of Fake News
10/11/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Virtual Keynote

10th Annual Adult Services Forum - Hot Services and Hot Topics
10/22/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Holmdel Library and Learning Center, a Branch of the Monmouth County Library

Performers Showcase
11/14/2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Monroe Twp. Pubic Library (Middlesex County)

VALE Conference
01/08/2020 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Ocean Place, Long Branch, NJ

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