April 27, 2017

Friends & Colleagues, registration is now open for the LibraryLinkNJ Spring Membership Meeting on Thursday, June 8th at the beautiful Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, Middlesex County.

We look forward to a great afternoon of networking, learning, and conducting the business of the Cooperative. Come for the delicious buffet, stay for the professional development!

Our program, with keynote speaker and ALA President-Elect Loida Garcia-Febo, is called 21st Century Libraries Are For Everyone: Serving the Needs of our Most Vulnerable Community Members.

This interactive keynote will bring together examples of libraries of all types as pillars of education and at the intersection of human rights, universal access to information, serving diverse and multiethnic populations, and making your library a welcoming place to all members of the community.

Please find registration and additional information at the Spring Membership Meeting information page.

Important for Voting Reps:

When: June 8, 2016 | 12:00 - 3:30 PM

Where: Once again, we’ll all be together at one fabulous location! We’ve booked the beautiful Forsgate Country Club for this event.

Who: Everyone! Please come out to network and learn with your colleagues!

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We look forward to funding applications under the Powering Up: Library Charging Stations initiative. The deadline for this funding opportunity is April 28.

Powering Up will promote the New Jersey library community’s goals of being safe havens and centers of community support, articulating their value, and supporting library user technology by awarding funds for the purchase of secure public device charging stations for up to 12 of our members.

We hope your interest is piqued. We’ve budgeted $75,000 for this project and look forward to reading your wonderful applications, issuing awards, and later learning about the impact of the project on your libraries. Applications are due by 4:00 pm on Friday, April 28, 2017.

For full details, please visit the Powering Up project page.

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Telling Untold Histories

Telling Untold Histories is New Jersey’s annual unconference that looks for human stories yet to be told. Come explore these histories and ask why some stories remain untold. How can the community members who lived these histories shape how museums, historic sites, libraries, and schools tell them in the future?

Join colleagues in librarianship, archives, education, and public history at Rutgers University-Newark on May 11, 2017 to explore the hows and whys of engaging subjects that challenge the usual way we talk about the past and expand our thinking about what counts as history. LibraryLinkNJ is proud to sponsor Telling Untold Histories, and we hope to see you there!

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Save the following date for the Fall 2017 MentorNJ In-Person Networking Event:

  • Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
  • Location: Monroe Township Library (4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Township, NJ 08831)

More information including the event schedule, programs, registration information and more will be posted soon on the MentorNJ Program page.

Registration will be open at 9 AM on Tuesday, August 1.

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