NJ Statewide Diversity Resources

The purpose of NJ Statewide Diversity Resources Online is to provide a dynamic place where libraries can find and share diversity resources and programs. We are offering a one-stop shop for issues pertaining to diversity in our professional and personal lives, as well as the daily lives of the people in our communities. Active participation of the library community will enhance our services and enrich our workforce. All library staff of the New Jersey library community are encouraged to contribute content.

Do-Diversity

Goals:

  • Collaborate with New Jersey libraries to provide services, programs and develop partnerships and collections to serve their diverse communities
  • Share diversity resources online
  • Showcase the libraries of NJ

 

How Can I Contribute Content?

Impacted by Homelessness

The staff at all these organizations are there to listen to teens without judgement and help them explore their options.
Jeff Cupo, Montville Twp Public Library, February 12, 2020
Dial 211 from any phone in New Jersey 24 hours/day, 7 days/week and receive information and referral assistance for community resources, such as...
Mary Kearns-Kaplan, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, November 15, 2019

LGBTI

The staff at all these organizations are there to listen to teens without judgement and help them explore their options.
Jeff Cupo, Montville Twp Public Library, February 12, 2020
SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older people. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New...
Deena Caswell, Cherry Hill Public Library, November 29, 2019

Differently Abled

The staff at all these organizations are there to listen to teens without judgement and help them explore their options.
Jeff Cupo, Montville Twp Public Library, February 12, 2020
This website contains information about NJSave with a link to an online application to help low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities save...
Kara Brehm, Cape May County Library, December 5, 2019

Diversity in Libraries

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services supports library and information science workers in creating responsible and all-...
Mimi Lee, New Jersey State Library (NJSL), December 18, 2019
Welcoming Schools logo
Welcoming Schools, a Human Rights Campaign project, develops book lists to highlight diverse books for schools, libraries, and homes.
Deena Caswell, Cherry Hill Public Library, November 29, 2019

Ethnic Communities

Inspired by the philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the commission on a variety of diversity initiatives for people of all backgrounds.
Diversity & Outreach Section, NJLA, November 29, 2019
Understanding library jargon—OPAC, CD-ROM, microfiche, holdings, stacks, etc.—can be difficult for anyone who is not a regular user of the library....
Diversity & Outreach Section, NJLA, November 15, 2019

Immigrants

Based on data from the 2000 U.S. Census, the Language Map exhibits concentrations of language speakers in zip codes and counties.
Diversity & Outreach Section, NJLA, December 18, 2019
Test preparation, cultural and culturization programs, agencies, mail- a-book services, and collections in many languages at the Queens Borough...
Diversity & Outreach Section, NJLA, December 18, 2019

Older Adults

The National Institute of Health's National Instutue of Aging website has user-friendly information on many health topics concerning older adults...
Kara Brehm, Cape May County Library, December 5, 2019
This website contains information about NJSave with a link to an online application to help low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities save...
Kara Brehm, Cape May County Library, December 5, 2019

Other

The staff at all these organizations are there to listen to teens without judgement and help them explore their options.
Jeff Cupo, Montville Twp Public Library, February 12, 2020
Inspired by the philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the commission on a variety of diversity initiatives for people of all backgrounds.
Diversity & Outreach Section, NJLA, November 29, 2019
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LibraryLinkNJ

The Diversity Resources Online is a collaboration among the NJLA Diversity & Outreach Section and LibraryLinkNJ,
the New Jersey Library Cooperative
.

NJLA DIVERSITY & OUTREACH SECTION
DIVERSITY RESOURCES TASK FORCE

If you have any questions regarding this online resource, please contact one of the members listed above.

The Diversity Resources Online is a collaboration between the NJLA Diversity & Outreach Section
and LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative.
It has been implemented and maintained by LibraryLinkNJ.

LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative
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Phone: 732-752-7720 | Fax: 732-752-7785
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LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative, and its services are funded by the New Jersey State Library,
which is responsible for the coordination, promotion, and funding of the New Jersey Library Network.