VIRTUAL GUIDE to NJ LIBRARIES

BELS
  • Consortium for School Library Media Centers
  • Consortium Coordinator: Christina Gardeski
  • President: Michelle McGreivey, Hoboken High School Library
  • http://belsnj.org/
  • P.O. Box 450, Lodi, NJ 07644
  • 201-265-4242
  • belsnj@belsnj.org
Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS)
  • Consortium of Public Libraries
  • Executive Director: Dave Hanson
  • http://www.bccls.org/
  • 21-00 New Jersey 208, Suite 130, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
  • 201-498-7300
  • bccls@bccls.org
  • BCCLS is a consortium of 77 public libraries in northern New Jersey. By county, there are 62 in Bergen, 10 in Essex, 4 in Hudson, and 1 in Passaic. BCCLS libraries have over 600,000 registered cardholders and circulate over 12,000,000 items annually.
BLInC
  • Library Consortium
  • BLInC is a group of libraries in Burlington County that shares resources. Current membership includes branches, members and the library at Rowan College at Burlington County in varying degrees of partnership. The libraries share an automation system, their collections and delivery between locations.
  • Contact the Burlington County Library System
Booklinx
  • BookLinx is a book evaluation program. Our membership consists of public librarians and school library media specialists from Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, and Union counties in New Jersey who review new titles for publishing companies, authors, and illustrators.
  • Website: http://booklinx.org/login.php
  • Email Address: info@booklinx.org
Central Jersey Book Evaluation Group
Health Science Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ)
  • Library Association
  • Executive Director: Robert T. Mackes, rtmackes@gmail.com
  • http://hslanj.org/
  • PO Box 12606, Wilmington, DE 19850-2606
  • 570-856-5952
  • communications@hslanj.org 
  • Established in 1972, HSLANJ is a nonprofit organization that promotes the professional development and enhanced quality of library services in health care organizations throughout New Jersey
Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (LMxAC)

LMxAC is a nonprofit membership organization providing a wide range of services to its member libraries. The Consortium was established in 1986, and currently consists of 33 public libraries in Middlesex, Monmouth, and Union counties and Middlesex County College. The primary purpose of the consortium is to operate a shared automation system for its members and to promote all aspects of cooperative automated projects and resource sharing so that a higher quality of library services will be provided to residents within our service area. LMxAC develops, maintains and provides technological expertise; offers affordable, cost effective services to its member libraries; supports additional value-added services in the areas of collection development, continuing education for staff and trustees, marketing, consulting, and state and national library advocacy. LMxAC members are actively involved in the organization. They share expertise and are active participants in consortium decision making. Staff in LMxAC member libraries is encouraged to join committees and task forces so that all types of libraries and geographic areas are represented.

LMxAC offers its member libraries complete online library automation services, including:

  • retrospective conversion of library catalog records
  • circulation control
  • online public access catalog (both the member’s individual catalog and a consortium-wide)
  • connection with other library catalogs throughout the United States
  • connection with numerous commercial online research databases.
Libraries of Union County Consortium (LUCC)
  • President: Megan Kociolek, Clark Public Library
  • http://www.luccnj.org/
  • Libraries of Union County Consortium (LUCC) is made up of all 20 public libraries in the county along with with Union County Community College.
LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative
  • The New Jersey Library Cooperative
  • Executive Director: Ralph Bingham, ralph@librarylinknj.org
  • http://librarylinknj.org
  • 2300 Stuyvesant Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08618
  • 732-752-7720 
  • info@librarylinknj.org
  • LibraryLinkNJ – The New Jersey Library Cooperative serves over 2,000 multi-type libraries and library-related agencies located in the twenty-one counties of New Jersey. LibraryLinkNJ 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. Members join at no charge and pay no dues.
LOGIN Consortium
  • Consortium
  • http://www.login-libraries.org/
  • LOGIN, the Libraries of Gloucester/Salem Information Network, is a consortium of public, academic and school libraries located in Gloucester County, Salem and Cumberland Counties. 24 libraries participating in LOGIN, including every library in Gloucester County, plus selected libraries in Salem and Cumberland Counties.
MAIN Libraries
  • Consortium
  • Executive Director: Phillip Berg
  • https://mainlib.org/
  • main@mainlib.org
  • (973) 862-4606
  • 16 Wing Drive, Suite 212, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
  • Consists of 49 public libraries located in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, and Warren Counties
  • Service area of over 650,000 residents who enjoy access to over 3.1 million items
  • MAIN’s mission is to lead and encourage collaboration, resource sharing, staff development and innovation by providing high quality, cost effective shared services to member libraries for their communities.
  • MAIN was originally created in 1979 to help oversee the initial automation of local library systems. It has evolved to offer its members cost-sharing opportunities, library automation services, technical support, and an organizational structure conducive to collaboration and efficient management of tax dollars.
New Jersey Association of Library Assistants (NJALA)
  • http://njala.org/
  • President: Heather Kristian, Rowan University – Campbell Library
    • 201 Mullica Hill Road Glassboro, NJ 08028
    • 856-256-4500 x53661
  • NJALA is a professional organization made up of Library Assistants and other library specialists and para-professionals.
New Jersey Association of School LIbrarians (NJASL)
  • President: Lisa Straubinger (president@njasl.org
  • http://www.njasl.org/
  • PO Box 1460, Springfield, NJ 07081

     

  • NJASL offers a wide array of support for New Jersey School Librarians through online resources, workshops, conferences, and meetings.
New Jersey Law Librarians Association (NJLLA)
  • President: Kathleen Agno, president@njlla.org
  • http://njlla.org/
  • NJLLA is dedicated to providing networking and professional development opportunities for law librarians throughout the state.
New Jersey Library Association (NJLA)
  • Executive Director: Juliet Machie
  • President: Kate Jaggers, Highland Park Public Library
  • http://njla.org/
  • PO Box 1534, Trenton, NJ 08607
  • 609-394-8032
  • Established in 1890, the NJLA is the oldest and largest library organization in New Jersey. Advocates for the advancement of library services for the residents of New Jersey Provides continuing education & networking opportunities for librarians Supports the principles of intellectual freedom & promotes access to library materials for all NJLA provides services to over 1700 members.
New Jersey Special Libraries Association (NJSLA)
New Jersey State Library (NJSL)
  • State Librarian: Jennifer Nelson
  • http://www.njstatelib.org/
  • 185 West State Street, Trenton NJ 08625 (PO Box 520)
  • 609-278-2640
  • The New Jersey State Library, an affiliate of Thomas Edison State College, is led by State Librarian Jennifer Nelson and provides services for NJ libraries, the state legislature and government employees, Thomas Edison State College staff and students, and registered borrowers. With a focus on innovation, future trends, exemplary models and technologies, the State Library provides support for New Jersey’s public, school, academic, and special libraries, and coordination of the New Jersey Library Network.
PALS Plus
  • Consortium
  • Executive Director: Luca Manna
  • http://www.palsplus.org/ c/o
  • Clifton Public Library: 292 Piaget Avenue Clifton, NJ 07011
  • 973-340-2877
  • info@palsplus.org
  • PALS Plus is 22 public and academic libraries located in Passaic, Hudson, and Essex Counties, NJ. Its members share library and computer resources to better serve the information needs of their communities.
Special Library Association - Greater Princeton- Trenton Chapter
  • Membership Chair: Karen McQuillen (kmcquillen@ets.org)
  • https://connect.sla.org/newjersey/home
  • Member benefits include: Attending timely programs and learning about the issues concerning the information industr; networking with local colleagues to build a problem-solving network; guiding your career by discovering employment opportunities; keeping informed of Chapter news and events via the Princeton-Trenton Chapter website and listserv – valuable links between members and the chapter; developing leadership and management skills by serving on a chapter committee.
Virtual Academic Library Environment of New Jersey (VALE)
  • Consortium - Academic Libraries
  • https://vale.njedge.net
  • 625 Broad St., Suite 260, Newark, NJ 07102-4418
  • 855-832-3343
  • VALE Program Manager: Melissa Lena, MLS, melissa.lena@njedge.net, phone: 855-832-EDGE(3343)
  • The VALE Consortium was developed in 1998 as a grass root organization to develop inter-institutional information connectivity and collaborative library application projects among New Jersey academic libraries. VALE’s mission is to help institutions meet the demands of students and faculty for access to scholarly materials.
Health Science Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ)

Sign up for the HSLANJ Discussion Forum and Listserv by providing your email address and creating a password.

LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative
  • Online Forums: http://librarylinknj.org/forum
  • Members only (user account registration required)
  • Job Postings forum is open to everyone: http://librarylinknj.org/jobs 
  • The LibraryLinkNJ Forums are a place where members can share comments, thoughts, ideas and experiences related to our work in libraries. All LibraryLinkNJ members are encouraged to use the forums to connect with each other, discuss library topics, share information, raise issues, and to give and receive support.
  • Need help? Contact 732-752-7720 or info@librarylinknj.org.
New Jersey Association of School LIbrarians (NJASL)
  • Must be a member to join the Listserv, participate in special events, and have access to online resources.
  • NJASL blog provides general information and announcements concerning scholarship opportunities and upcoming events.
New Jersey Law Librarians Association (NJLLA)
  • Subscribe via email to receive notifications of new posts. To sign up, go to the NJLLA Homepage.
New Jersey Library Association (NJLA)
  • In order to join the NJLA listserv, you must be an NJLA member.
New Jersey Special Libraries Association (NJSLA)
  • Listserv: sign up to receive emails about upcoming events and announcements. 
  • For more information about future events and webinars visit the NJSLA blog.
New Jersey State Library (NJSL)
Virtual Academic Library Environment of New Jersey (VALE)
  • Listserv: Open to staff of all VALE member libraries and access is subject to approval
How to apply for a library job

http://liswiki.org/wiki/HOWTO:Apply_for_a_library_job

I Need a Library Job, New Jersey

http://inalj.com/?page_id=56346

LibaryLinkNJ Job Postings Forum

http://librarylinknj.org/jobs

New Jersey Law Librarians Association Job Listings

http://njlla.org/jobs/

NJhire

http://njhire.com/DefaultNJ.cfm?CFID=390427290&CFTOKEN=11FA697F6B7A4ADD9...

NJLA Job Hotline

http://njla.org/job-listings

NJLA Online Career Resource Center

A resource for library career development:
https://njlapdfp.wordpress.com/

SLA NJ

http://newjersey.sla.org

LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative
2300 Stuyvesant Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08618
Phone: 732-752-7720 | Fax: 732-752-7785

LibraryLinkNJ Website Use Policies

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.
Members join at no charge and pay no dues.