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:

NJLA Statement on Inclusion

The New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) and its Members are proud that NJ libraries are places of inclusion where all are welcome.  We are committed to assuring that the collections and services we provide meet the needs of all New Jerseyans and will continue working to address any barriers to library service.

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