LibraryLinkNJ - Fall Membership Meeting 2013

Event Information
Descriptions

LibraryLinkNJ - Fall Membership Meeting 2013 and Program:

Every Day We’re Hustlin’: Making a Difference In Our Communities

with

Christian Zabriskie, Founder and Executive Director of Urban Librarians Unite

Two thousand books, on their own, is just a big pile of books, two hundred books, with a librarian, is a library.

Who: Everyone! We’ve selected venues across the state (connected by videoconference) to it make as convenient as we can, so please come out to network and participate with your colleagues.

Win an iPad or Nexus Tablet!

We will be raffling off two devices from last year’s Tech Speed Dating equipment at each location. That's six devices across three locations.  Your chance of winning is pretty good!

  • iPad 2 with Retina display: wifi equipped, 16GB
  • Google Nexus 10 Tablet: wifi equipped, 16GB

Space is limited, so don’t delay — register today!  Deadline for registration is Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 5 pm.

VOTING REPRESENTATIVES- Your vote is essential.   If you were the voting representative for your library in your former Regional Library Cooperative, we should have you listed as the voting representative for your library in LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative.  You can double check by going to the Voting Representative List.  Contact Mi-Sun Lyu, if the information there is incorrect.

If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to designate a proxy by filling out the Proxy Designation Online Form.

Why:  Networking, Learning, and Voting!

Networking: 1:45 - 2:30 PM

Enjoy light refreshments and catch up with Cooperative Members, Staff and Board Members

Business Meeting: 2:30 - 3:00 PM

The Executive Board and Executive Director have posted for Voting Representative review and action:

Proposed Bylaw Changes

Program: 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Every Day We’re Hustlin’: Making a Difference In Our Communities

with

Christian Zabriskie, Founder and Executive Director of Urban Librarians Unite

Two thousand books, on their own, is just a big pile of books, two hundred books, with a librarian, is a library.

Program Description:  Over the last four years Urban Librarians Unite has made a huge impact despite being a tiny organization with minimal resources. They've been part of advocacy fights that have won hundreds of millions of dollars in budget restorations, have spoken up for librarians in NYC schools, and have responded to Hurricane Sandy. They have established Mini Libraries and dispatched a Volunteer Library Brigade to get librarians out into the streets. Christian Zabriskie, the founder and executive director of ULU, will discuss leaning into the controlled crazy and how a small group of dedicated people can make a big impact even with no money. He will talk about what worked, what didn't work and how libraries can serve their communities in unexpected ways.

Biography: Christian Zabriskie is the Founder and Executive Director of Urban Librarians Unite. He has worked in just about every front line job you can have as a public librarian and a few as an academic, as well. Christian was named a “Change Maker” as a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2012. He is the co-author of Grassroots Library Advocacy: A Special Report available from ALA Editions. Christian is very happy in his day job as an Assistant Community Library Manager for Queens Library.

 

Notes

Light refreshments will be served starting at 1:45 pm.

Registration Information
  • Deadline for registration is Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 5 pm.
  • Register online by using the links below.
  • Please make sure that you click the correct link for your choice of location.

LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative
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Phone: 732-752-7720 | Fax: 732-752-7785
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