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.

Apply for an NJLA Committee

Now is the time to apply to be appointed for a NJLA Committee! Click here to do it now!  All committees have limited spots, so be ready to rank your top three choices.  Most appointments are for two years.  Not sure what options there are and what each committee does?  Click here.

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!

You're invited to a One Book NJ Meet & Greet on Saturday, Nov 15, 2014, 10:00am-1:00pm at Monroe Township Library!
 

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

TESTIMONY OF  OF PATRICIA A. TUMULTY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

NEW JERSEY LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

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.

 

 

Testimony in Suppport of A1314/S1803

 

TESTIMONY

 OF PATRICIA A. TUMULTY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

NEW JERSEY LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

In SUPPORT of A1314/S1803

BEFORE THE SENATE COMMUNITY AND URBAN AFFAIRS COMMITTE

 

MARCH 17, 2014

 

 

 

 

On behalf of the members of the New Jersey Library Association, I want to thank Assemblywomen Quijano and Huttle and Senator VanDrew for sponsoring this legislation.

 

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