VIRTUAL GUIDE to NJ LIBRARIES

BELS
Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS)
  • Consortium of Public Libraries
  • Executive Director: Marie Coughlin
  • http://www.bccls.org/
  • 810 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
  • 215-489-1904
  • bccls@bccls.org
  • BCCLS is a consortium of 75 public libraries in northern New Jersey. By county, there are 61 in Bergen, 9 in Essex, 4 in Hudson, and 1 in Passaic. BCCLS libraries have over 600,000 registered cardholders and circulate over 12,000,000 items annually.
BLInC
  • Library Consortium
  • BLInC is a dynamic group of libraries in Burlington County that shares resources. Current BLInC membership includes branches, members and the libraries of Burlington County College in varying degrees of partnership.
  • Contact the Burlington County Library System
Booklinx
  • BookLinx is a book evaluation program. Our membership consists of public librarians and school library media specialists from Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, and Union counties in New Jersey who review new titles for publishing companies, authors, and illustrators.
  • Website: http://booklinx.org/login.php
  • Email Address: info@booklinx.org
Central Jersey Book Evaluation Group
Health Science Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ)
  • Library Association
  • Executive Director: Robert T. Mackes (rtmackes@gmail.com
  • http://hslanj.org/
  • PO Box 790, Princeton NJ 08543-7908
  • 570-856-5952
  • communications@hslanj.org 
  • Established in 1972, HSLANJ is a nonprofit organization that promotes the professional development and enhanced quality of library services in health care organizations throughout New Jersey
Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (LMxAC)
  • Consortium
  • http://www.lmxac.org/
  • 27 Mayfield Ave., Edison, NJ 08837
  • 732-750-2525
  • The Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium is a not-for profit membership organization which provides a full range of library automation services to its member libraries. Membership currently consists of 28 member libraries: 27 public libraries and one community college.
Libraries of Union County Consortium (LUCC)
  • President: Dawn Jenkin, Clark Public Library
  • http://www.luccnj.org/
  • Libraries of Union County Consortium (LUCC) is made up of all 20 public libraries in the county along with with Union County Community College.
LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative
  • The New Jersey Library Cooperative
  • Executive Director: Kathy Schalk-Greene
  • http://librarylinknj.org
  • 44 Stelton Rd. Suite 330, Piscataway, NJ 08854
  • 732-752-7720 | (toll-free) 866-505-5465
  • info@librarylinknj.org
  • LibraryLinkNJ – The New Jersey Library Cooperative serves over 2,000 multi-type libraries and library-related agencies located in the twenty-one counties of New Jersey. LibraryLinkNJ and its services are funded by the New Jersey State Library, which is responsible for the coordination, promotion and funding of the New Jersey Library Network. Members join at no charge and pay no dues.
LOGIN Consortium
  • Consortium
  • President: Manny Paredes, Library Director, Free Public Library of Monroe Township
  • Vice-President: Sheila Mikkelson, Library Director, Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
  • http://www.login-libraries.org/
  • LOGIN, the Libraries of Gloucester/Salem Information Network, is a consortium of public, academic and school libraries located in Gloucester County, Salem and Cumberland Counties. 24 libraries participating in LOGIN, including every library in Gloucester County, plus selected libraries in Salem and Cumberland Counties.
M.A.I.N., Inc. (Morris Automated Information Network)
  • Consortium
  • http://www.mainlib.org/
  • PO 1011 Morristown, NJ 07962
  • M.A.I.N., the Morris Automated Information Network is a New Jersey consortium of 36 public libraries and the Morris County Library.
New Jersey Association of Library Assistants (NJALA)
New Jersey Association of School LIbrarians (NJASL)
  • President: Janet Clark (president@njasl.org
  • http://www.njasl.org/
  • 283 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840
  • NJASL offers a wide array of support for New Jersey School Librarians through online resources, workshops, conferences, and meetings.
New Jersey Law Librarians Association (NJLLA)
  • President: Carrie Hayter (chayter@mdmc-law.com)
  • http://njlla.org/
  • NJLLA is dedicated to providing networking and professional development opportunities for law librarians throughout the state.
New Jersey Library Association (NJLA)
  • Executive Director: Pat Tumulty 
  • http://njla.org/
  • PO Box 1534, Trenton, NJ 08607
  • 609-394-8032
  • Established in 1890, the NJLA is the oldest and largest library organization in New Jersey. 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 NJLA provides services to over 1700 members.
New Jersey Special Libraries Association (NJSLA)
New Jersey State Library (NJSL)
  • State Librarian: Mary L. Chute
  • http://www.njstatelib.org/
  • 185 West State Street, Trenton NJ 08625 (PO Box 520)
  • 609-278-2640
  • The New Jersey State Library, an affiliate of Thomas Edison State College, is led by State Librarian Mary L. Chute and provides services for NJ libraries, the state legislature and government employees, Thomas Edison State College staff and students, and registered borrowers. With a focus on innovation, future trends, exemplary models and technologies, the State Library provides support for New Jersey’s public, school, academic, and special libraries, and coordination of the New Jersey Library Network.
PALS Plus
  • Consortium
  • Executive Director: Luca Manna
  • http://www.palsplus.org/ c/o
  • Clifton Public Library: 292 Piaget Avenue Clifton, NJ 07011
  • 973-340-2877
  • info@palsplus.org
  • PALS Plus is 20 public and academic libraries located in Passaic and Essex Counties, NJ. Its members share library and computer resources to better serve the information needs of their communities.
Special Library Association - Greater Princeton- Trenton Chapter
  • Membership Chair: Karen McQuillen (kmcquillen[a]ets.org)
  • http://princetontrenton.sla.org/ 
  • Member benefits include: Attending timely programs and learning about the issues concerning the information industr; networking with local colleagues to build a problem-solving network; guiding your career by discovering employment opportunities; keeping informed of Chapter news and events via the Princeton-Trenton Chapter website and listserv – valuable links between members and the chapter; developing leadership and management skills by serving on a chapter committee.
Virtual Academic Library Environment of New Jersey (VALE)
  • Consortium - Academic Libraries
  • VALE Coordinator: Judy Avrin
  • http://valenj.org/ c/o
  • William Paterson University Library: 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
  • 973-720-3188
  • The VALE Consortium was developed in 1998 as a grass root organization to develop inter-institutional information connectivity and collaborative library application projects among New Jersey academic libraries. VALE’s mission is to help institutions meet the demands of students and faculty for access to scholarly materials.
Health Science Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ)

Sign up for the HSLANJ Discussion Forum and Listserv by providing your email address and creating a password.

LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative
  • Online Forums: http://librarylinknj.org/forum
  • Members only (user account registration required)
  • Job Postings forum is open to everyone: http://librarylinknj.org/jobs 
  • The LibraryLinkNJ Forums are a place where members can share comments, thoughts, ideas and experiences related to our work in libraries. All LibraryLinkNJ members are encouraged to use the forums to connect with each other, discuss library topics, share information, raise issues, and to give and receive support.
  • Need help? Contact 732-752-7720 or info@librarylinknj.org.
New Jersey Association of School LIbrarians (NJASL)
  • Must be a member to join the Listserv, participate in special events, and have access to online resources.
  • NJASL blog provides general information and announcements concerning scholarship opportunities and upcoming events.
New Jersey Law Librarians Association (NJLLA)
  • Subscribe via email to receive notifications of new posts. To sign up, go to the NJLLA Homepage.
New Jersey Library Association (NJLA)
  • In order to join the NJLA listserv, you must be an NJLA member.
New Jersey Special Libraries Association (NJSLA)
  • Listserv: sign up to receive emails about upcoming events and announcements. 
  • For more information about future events and webinars visit the NJSLA blog.
New Jersey State Library (NJSL)
Virtual Academic Library Environment of New Jersey (VALE)
  • Listserv: Open to staff of all VALE member libraries and access is subject to approval
LibraryLinkNJ's SMORES - Quick CE Bites

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Resources for Libraries

http://www.njstatelib.org/services_for_libraries/resources/

Statewide Strategic Plan for the Future of Libraries in New Jersey

http://librarylinknj.org/about-us/statewide-strategic-plan

LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative
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