NJLA Statement on Federal Funding for Libraries

The current proposed House Budget says "The Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is an independent agency that makes grants to museums and libraries. This is not a core federal responsibility".

FY15 State Budget

Governor Christie has recommended flat funding for library programs in the  state budget beginning July 1, 2014.  If enacted, it will be the fifth straight year that library funding has remained flat.  The proposed budget is 20% larger than the FY11 budget.

NJLA Legislative Initiatives 2014

New Jersey's Libraries: Community Assets

Libraries are essential community assets. Insuring that the residents of New Jersey have strong, relevant library services to meet the challenges of the 21st century requires a funding partnership between local libraries and the state of New Jersey.

The American Public Values Library Services.  A recent Pew Research Survey found that: 94% say that having a public library improves the quality of life in a community.

STATE LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES 2014

Filtering Software and Other Restrictions on Internet Access

NJLA affirms the right of all users, regardless of age, to have unrestricted access to the Internet. The policy of the New Jersey Library Association is that people should be able to read whatever they want in a public library, so long as it is legal. Libraries may provide software filters for individuals who want tools to limit their own personal access to materials on the Internet, but NJLA opposes the deployment of filtering software for the sake of restricting general access to the Internet.

Statement on Net Neutrality

Statement on Net Neutrality

Orange Public Library Re-Opens

NJLA was invited to the grand re-opening of the Orange Public Library on Monday January 13, 2014. In December NJLA sponsored a rally on the steps of the Library calling for the re-opening of this library and we are delighted with this outcome. Congratulations to the people of Orange!

NJLA Intellectual Freedom MiniConference Presentations

NJLA Intellectual Freedom MiniConference

Monmouth County Library, Headquarters, Manalapan

September 19, 2013

Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, works with the library community on issues including book challenges, Internet filtering, meeting room policies, and the impact of new technologies and laws.

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