February 3, 2023


NJLA categorically rejects any efforts to censor or remove materials from any library, based on content. We strongly affirm the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement, first published by the American Library Association in 1953. Libraries provide access to books and other library resources and services for the interest, information, education, and enlightenment of all people within the communities we serve. We do not exclude materials because of their origin, background, or the views of those contributing to their creation.


January 10, 2023


NJLA members can get a lot done in 365 days. Click the graphic to Zoom in on some of NJLA's 2022 milestones.


January 3, 2023


The new issue of the NJLA Newsletter has arrived!



December 20, 2022


The 2023 NJLA Salary Guidelines have been published! The document is extensive, and it’s worth taking a look. The Personnel Administration Subcommittee updated this guide using a great deal of data available and provided a thorough and transparent background of the process and the justification for the numbers that appear on the guide itself. It’s important to note that we all understand that this is meant to serve as a guide, not necessarily dictate specific decisions made at the local level, and NJLA recognizes that cost of living and sources of library revenue vary greatly both geographically throughout NJ as well as simply from library-to-library. 


December 1, 2022


We're making improvements! To keep NJLA members up-to-date on what projects are in the works, we put together a roadmap detailing recently completed, in-development, and planned projects for the next year. 


October 27, 2022


The New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) and the Sustainable Libraries Initiative (SLI) have announced a new partnership to provide resources and tools to all NJLA members that will accelerate work in New Jersey’s libraries to build communities that will thrive when faced with the challenges of climate change.


October 13, 2022


Early enrollment is open! Help us beta test the new Enhanced Institutional Membership (EIM). EIM covers ALL employees within the organization.


Established in 1890, the NJLA is the oldest and largest library organization in New Jersey.

The New Jersey Library Association:

  • Advocates for the advancement of library services for the residents of New Jersey
  • Provides continuing education & networking opportunities for librarians
  • Supports the principles of intellectual freedom & promotes access to library materials for all
  • Creates opportunities for new and future librarians
  • Strengthens our professional community

Our office in Bordentown, NJ provides services to over 1700 members.


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NJLA Executive Board Full statement - Black Lives Matter

Black lives matter. NJLA acknowledges the structural racism in our organization and profession, and NJLA must do better.

NJLA Executive Board Full statement - Black Lives Matter The New Jersey Library Association stands in solidarity with the Black community, librarians, library workers, library users and with members of the communities we serve. We want our Black, People of Color and marginalized members to know you are valued, affirmed and supported. NJLA acknowledges that in order to continue moving forward, there needs to be consistent work towards recognizing our own biases, welcoming change and taking actions that impact policies and create positive change in the direction of equity and inclusion.

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