Petition to Increase Per Capita State Aid Sticky

The State Per Capita Library Aid program is a direct partnership between local libraries and the state.  State Aid is awarded to municipalities for library purposes based on local funding.  This is direct aid to every local library.  Current funding has been reduced to $3,676,000 beginning with the FY11 state budget. That is approximately 41 cents per person per year as the state’s contribution to public libraries.

NJLA Statement on Casino Property Taxation Stabilization Plan and the Atlantic City Free Public Library Sticky

The New Jersey Library Association is deeply concerned about the implications of the proposed “Casino Property Taxation Stabilization Act” on funding for the Atlantic City Public Library.

If passed, this would result in an immediate 70% cut in funding for the Atlantic City Public Library. Library funding is reliant on property values. Removing the value of the casino property would erode that property base significantly. Obviously this would have a devastating impact on the services and programs which the library offers to the thousands of residents of Atlantic City.

Support The New Jersey Library Association Sticky

To help keep NJLA on the edge of the important work it does, we need your support. If you are able, we hope you will support us with a personally meaningful gift. Every donation helps, both in meeting our expenses and in demonstrating widespread support for our association.

As NJLA looks towards its 125th anniversary in 2015, all those who make a contribution of $125 and above will receive an invitation to an exclusive event at the annual conference.

Donations may be made online at  www.njla.org/supportus  or mailed to NJLA, PO Box 1534, Trenton, NJ 08607. Please indicate "Annual Appeal Fund" on your check.

NJLA Committee Choice Signup

The New Jersey Library Association is a direct reflection of the commitment, vision, and values of its contributing members. Joining a committee is your opportunity to support NJ libraries and shape the future of your state library association.

Some examples of the critical work that NJLA committees do include developing advocacy campaigns, coordinating association fundraising efforts, and planning the annual conference.

NJLA Statement on Library Confidentiality and Access to Children’s Library Record

Over the years NJLA has received numerous questions from librarians, library board members and parents regarding whether or not the NJ Library Confidentiality statute (N.J.S.A. 18A:73-43.2) protects the confidentiality of children as well as adults.  NJLA’s position is that this law protects the confidentiality of ALL library users in New Jersey.  Nothing in the statute exempts minors from its protections.  The rights of minors to privacy in reading their choice of library materials should be respected and protected.

FCC E-rate action expands broadband opportunities for libraries (ALA Statement)

For Immediate Release
Thu, 12/11/2014

Contact:
Jazzy Wright
Press Officer
Washington Office
202-628-8410
jwright@alawash.org

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a landmark E-rate modernization order that addresses the broadband capacity gap facing many public libraries. In response, American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young released the following statement:

Governor Vetos Library Funding

NJLA is very disappointed that Governor Christie vetoed the $3 million increase in state aid approved by the Legislature in the 2015 state budget. We appreciate the strong bipartisan support from so many in the Legislature as well as the many library advocates who worked on this effort.

NJLA Publications Committee Guidelines for Use of Social Media

Adopted 6/15/10, updated 6/16/14

All New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) social networking sites should adhere to the following guidelines to ensure that we represent a single, unified organization:

NJLA Statement on Meeting Room Policies

As limited public forums, NJLA supports the use of public spaces in libraries for a wide variety of activities. Libraries may limit certain services and resources to residents and cardholders, but should in all other respects welcome members of the public into their public spaces.

One Book New Jersey Celebrates Our 350th Anniversary!

On Saturday, Nov 15, 2014, 10:00am-1:00pm at Monroe Township Library (4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ) we gathered for a panel discussion with Holly Metz, Jon Gertner, Dr. Kate Ogden and Doris Ettlinger to honor the 350th Anniversary of our state! You can view this program below!
 

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