Executive Director Update, February 2024

I hope your year is off to a great start like ours. Thank you for your interest and participation in our programs and services. We are pleased that you are taking advantage of all that we have to offer, and we look forward to continuing to serve our member libraries throughout the coming year.

VALE Conference 2024

Thanks to VALE NJ, the NJLA College and University Section and ACRL University Chapter, and the conference committee for welcoming us as sponsors to the 2024 New Jersey Academic Libraries Conference held at Middlesex College in Edison on January 5. Online Learning & Digital Content Specialist Jon Braun and I staffed an exhibitor table and answered questions about our services. Jon also presented a poster session about our LearningSpace. We enjoyed the opportunity to connect with our academic library colleagues face-to-face.

As you can see from our February Newsletter, we have a lot of exciting professional development opportunities scheduled over the next few months. We are especially looking forward to two in-person events--the MentorNJ Mega Meetup on Tuesday, March 5th at Monroe Township Public Library and the Culture Connection: API Culture Event on Friday, March 22nd at the Piscataway Public Library. Also, we are thrilled to share how the recipients of last year’s Level Up Your Library mini-grants leveled up service to their communities by improving, expanding, or revamping an existing project, program, or initiative.

Please tell us how awesome your library is! We know that there is a lot of fantastic work being done by New Jersey Libraries as they serve their communities. Please share your stories with us, so we can share them with our members, by emailing your article ideas or photos to Email.

Best regards,