New Jersey Libraries: Ready for Anything

LibraryLinkNJ is pleased to announce that a FY2022 grant opportunity, made possible by a generous donation from EBSCO Information Services, will soon be available to our member institutions.

“New Jersey Libraries: Ready for Anything” is a mini-grant program designed to help New Jersey’s multi-type libraries prepare for their next great challenge.

Information Equity Conference

Monday, October 25, 2021, 10am-4pm
via Zoom

Please join us for a free, virtual collaborative conference on the topic of Information Equity. This program will consist of a keynote, lightning talks, and moderated discussions.

 

Special Discounts on Infobase Products

LibraryLinkNJ is excited to share that we are resuming our service to provide various group discount offers for our membership!

Offer Valid through: 12/31/2021

SUPER LIBRARY SUPERVISOR WORKSHOP SERIES - Fall 2021

This series of training workshops in supervisory skills has been serving the New Jersey library community for more than 20 years. This fall, our workshop series will be fully virtual, allowing participants to engage with the series from the safety and comfort of their own homes or libraries.

Registration opens on Monday, July 26th!

SHARE YOUR READS

These virtual conversations give you the chance to discuss what you've been reading lately with your colleagues from across the profession and around the state. Share what you've been reading, hear about what they've been reading, and watch your summer reading list grow!

Skill-Sharing Conversations

Skill-Sharing Conversations are one-hour, virtual conversations on relevant library topics. Each conversation will follow an agenda and will be moderated by one of our talented colleagues, providing a great opportunity for the NJ Library community to learn and grow together.

All LibraryLinkNJ members are welcome to attend!

MentorNJ Online Meet-ups for All NJ Library Staff

This is the time and place to discuss your concerns, share your ideas, and “hang out” with your colleagues. We can discuss a particular topic or just chat about what this crazy life is like for library staff serving their customers during this pandemic era.

 

NJ Wi-Fi Locator Map

In an effort to address this ongoing problem, and help connect New Jersey residents to free and low cost wifi Internet access, the TOPCATS Futures Work Group is happy to announce the launch of the NJ Wi-Fi Locator map.

This map was developed in collaboration with the New Jersey State Library, the New Jersey Library Association Public Relations Committee, and LibraryLinkNJ. 

Best Practices Documents for NJ Libraries

Taskforce On Post COVID-19 Alignment, Trends and Strategies (TOPCATS) has developed several guidelines documents for NJ Libraries, including:

  • Best Practices for Reopening 
  • Best Practices for Implementing Contactless Services
  • Effective Library Communication during COVID-19
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Statewide Strategic Plan for the Future of Libraries in New Jersey
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Delivery Question from LLNJ

Delivery - Unique Hours Survey

• This question is only for LibraryLinkNJ members who use the delivery service.

• We need your help. LibraryLinkNJ is preparing to re-bid the delivery contract later this year. In preparation, we need some information about any unique daytime weekday hours your library is open. We are defining “unique” as anything shorter than a full 9 am to 5 pm. 

School libraries on delivery do not need to respond to this request.

• Please find out if your library needs to respond to this question and fill fill out the survey form before Friday, July 14th.

Events

September 23, 2021, September 28, 2021, October 6, 2021
Cost:
$159 - Includes all sessions and digital copies of all course materials
September 27, 2021
Location:

Online via Zoom

Cost:
free
September 28, 2021
Location:

Online via Zoom

Cost:
Free
September 29, 2021
Location:

Online via Zoom

Cost:
Free of charge

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