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/).

New Jersey Library Association's Legislative Priorities 2016/2017

New Jersey's Libraries: Community Assets

Libraries are essential community assets. New Jersey libraries provide access to information, technology, e-government and job seeker assistance as well as early childhood and adult literacy services and continuing education and instruction for all ages.  Ensuring that the residents of New Jersey have strong, relevant library services to meet today’s challenges requires a strong partnership between local libraries and the state of New Jersey.

Testimony before the Joint Committee on the Public Schools

On October 11th, 2016 Pat Tumulty, Executive Director of the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) and James Keehbler, Chair of the NJLA School Libraries Taskforce were asked to give testimony about ESSA and school library programs in New Jersey to the Joint Committee on Public Schools.  We provided packets with statements from NJLA, VALE/NJACRL, examples of rules and regulations from other states, the NJ School Library Report and information about the Unlock Student Potential campaign and other relevant information.

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NJLA Events

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

Harrah's in Atlantic City

NJLA Technical Services and Collection Development Section Tour of the Thomas Edison National Historical Park
06/24/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

West Orange, NJ

EDIcon: Foundations of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
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)

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