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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.

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

For Immediate Release
Thu, 12/11/2014

Jazzy Wright
Press Officer
Washington Office

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:

Nominate NJLA's Gems beginning December 1st!

Each year, NJLA encourages the recognition of outstanding library service, library staff, and community members.

There are many awards to be distributed, including the new STUDENT AWARD which will recognize some of the best students in an MLIS program. For more information, please visit

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!

Passing of Thomas W. Schear

NJLA is sorry to announce the passing of Thomas W.

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".

Testimony on S967/A1396 Reader's Privacy



In SUPPORT of S967

Before the Senate Commerce Committee


March 17, 2014



Good afternoon. On behalf of the members of the New Jersey Library Association, I want to thank Senators Gill and Barnes for sponsoring this legislation and give our whole hearted support for its passage.




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