Position Paper on Political Speech/Campaigning at Public Libraries

MEMORANDUM
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

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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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01/24/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Plainfield Public Library, Anne Louise Davis Room (lower level) 800 Park Ave Plainfield, NJ 07060

NJ Makers Day - Statewide Events
03/22/2019 - 9:00am to 03/23/2019 - 5:00pm

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IDENTIFYING NEW JERSEY ARCHITECTURAL STYLES FOR LIBRARIANS, ARCHIVISTS AND HISTORY EDUCATORS
03/26/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060

Tech Boot Camp
04/30/2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

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NJLA Conference 2019
05/29/2019 - 9:00am to 05/31/2019 - 5:00pm

Harrah's in Atlantic City

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