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.

Draft Resolution and Letters of Support for Library Boards Supporting School Libraries and Library Capital Construction

NJLA has created templates for a model resolutions for Public Library Board to pass in support of school library programs (https://njla.org/sites/default/files/NJLA-School-Library-Resolution_0.docx) in New Jersey and letters of support for the New Jersey Library Capital Construction Bond Bill (http://njlibrariesbuildcommunities.org/how-you-can-help/).

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NJLA Events

ACRL-NJ/NJLA CUS Summer Workshop
08/01/2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Rutgers University, Alexander Library

2019-20120 NJLA Leadership Orientation
08/28/2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Long Branch Public Library

EDIcon: Foundations of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (For NJLA Board Members, Employees and Past Presidents)
09/17/2019 - 9:30am to 1:30pm

Monroe Twp. Public Library

EDI: Foundations of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
09/18/2019 - 9:30am to 1:30pm

Monroe Twp. Public Library

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

Monroe Twp. Library ( Middlesex County)

2019 Adult Services Forum
10/22/2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

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

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