Where: Three locations!
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Alexander Library, Scholarly Communications Center
Rowan University, Glassboro, James Hall, Room 3091 - This is new location for us on campus.
William Paterson University, Wayne, Cheng Library, Auditorium and Friends Room
Parking details are in the Directions section. No special passes or stickers are required at any of the parking locations. We encourage carpooling, especially for the Rutgers Campus.
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!
Space is limited, so don’t delay — register today!
Who: 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 & Refreshments: 1:30 - 2:15 PM
Enjoy refreshments and catch up with Cooperative Members, Staff and Board Members
Voting (Business Meeting): 2:15 - 3:00 PM
The Executive Board and Executive Director have posted for Voting Representative review and action:
Election by Petition:
Guidelines on how to submit a petition are available here.
Action items and supporting materials are also posted under "Event Files" above.
Program: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
"Everything Is Connected: Libraries and the Information Ecosystem"
With Toby Greenwalt, the Director of Digital Strategy and Technology Integration at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. In 2013, he presented the LibraryLinkNJ webinar, Fostering a Culture of Innovation on a Shoestring.
The push for libraries to transition from transaction-tallying to relationship-building presents a host of new challenges, and an even greater number of opportunities. By embracing your organization's role as a community connector, libraries of all sizes and types can better understand how their services translate into individual and community outcomes. In doing so, your users can become better library advocates - not just telling your library's story, but showing off all the great things you do throughout your community.
Participants will be able to:
Strategize ways to reposition the library as a springboard for community growth and action;
Develop programming, events, and in-house training for staff and library users;
Build relationships with individuals and organizations for the purpose of empowering the community.