LLNJ Winter Meeting 2023

Event Information
Event Type
LibraryLinkNJ Event
Event Category
LibraryLinkNJ Program/Service Overview

Virtual via Zoom

Target Audience

All LLNJ member library staff

Event Materials

Into the Unknown

LibraryLinkNJ Virtual “Winter Meeting”
Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 2-4pm

Along with staff and partner organization updates, we have invited Nick Tanzi (the-digital-librarian.com) to be our keynote speaker. He will present on Into the Unknown: Why Libraries Will Lead the Way in the Age of AI. More information will be posted soon!

2:00-2:50 pm

LibraryLinkNJ Reports 
[ LLNJ FY23-25 Activity Plan - September 2023 Status Report ]

Partner Organization Reports
New Jersey State Library (NJSL) by Jen Nelson, The State Librarian
New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) by Brett Bonfield, Executive Director
New Jersey Association of Library Assistants (NJALA) by Heather Kristian, Executive Council
New Jersey Library Trustee Association (NJLTA)
Virtual Academic Library Environment of New Jersey (VALE) by Ali Cole, Program Manager
New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) by Beth Raff, President


Keynote Presentation

Into the Unknown:
Why Libraries Will Lead the Way in the Age of AI

presented by Nick Tanzi

The rapid rise of artificial intelligence has resulted in a range of emotions, including fear, excitement and confusion. It has also brought out some voices questioning the relevance of libraries. Our speaker will discuss how artificial intelligence is reshaping our information landscape, and make clear that while the future may seem uncertain, there is no doubt that librarians are essential in the age of AI.

About the Presenter:
Nick Tanzi is the Assistant Director of the South Huntington Public Library. He is a nationally recognized library technology consultant and the author of the books Making the Most of Digital Collections Through Training and Outreach (2015) and the coauthor of the Best Technologies for Public Libraries: Policies, Programs, and Services (2020). Nick is a past column editor for Public Library Magazine’s “The Wired Library," and his work on the intersection of libraries and technology has been featured in publications including Computers in Libraries, Library Journal, and Marketing Library Services. Tanzi publishes at the-digital-librarian.com.


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Registration Information
  • It is open to all LibraryLinkNJ member library staff.
  • Registration is free. Please note that meeting room capacity is limited, so registration is required.
  • Registration is now CLOSED. Please email us at Email if you have any questions or need help regarding the registration. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need assistance regarding this program,  please contact our staff:

Ralph S. Bingham III
Executive Director
732-752-7720 ext. 100