LLNJ Virtual Membership Meeting

LLNJ will host a membership meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at 1 pm.

The six-month budget approved at the last membership meeting will expire on December 31, 2020. Therefore, approval of a new budget is needed, in order to continue LLNJ’s operations.

The meeting will be held via Zoom. 
Voting Representative Registration Only.

Delivering Effective Customer Service while Keeping Library Staff and Patrons Safe in the New Normal

MentorNJ presents this webinar series: 

  • Part 1: Keeping ​Library ​Staff and Patrons Protected in ​a Pandemic
    • November 17 & December 8, 2020
  • Part 2: Library Customer Service in the New Normal
    • November 19, & December 10, 2020

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. 

Sample Library Policy Under COVID-19 Government Mandated Restrictions

The Taskforce On Post COVID-19 Alignment, Trends and Strategies (TOPCATS) acknowledges the importance of having library policy under COVID-19 government-mandated restrictions. The following two libraries generously shared their policy as samples for NJ libraries to use as examples to craft their own. The task force recommends policies be reviewed by an attorney to ensure they are compliant and enforceable by the organization. Anyone can view and download this GoogleDoc.

MentorNJ Online Meet-ups for Everyone

April 6 - July 1, 2020

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 newly minted work-at-home librarians.

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


Black Lives Matter!

Every action, covert or overt, intended to diminish or marginalize people of any race should be denounced, condemned, and disavowed.

Libraries represent a place of refuge for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, economic status, physical or mental capacities.

LLNJ's Response to COVID-19

Updated on March 16, 2020

The health and safety of the LLNJ community is our highest priority. We are monitoring evolving information about the spread of COVID-19 across New Jersey, the country and the world.

LLNJ will suspend all deliveries effective March 17, until further notice.

Find more about changes that have been implemented to LLNJ’s programs and services!



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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.



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