Givens, A., ed. (1997). Spirited minds : African American books for our sons and our brothers. W.W. Norton.
“…More than one hundred outstanding works of literature.
LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative, serves over 2,500 multi-type libraries and library-related agencies. We connect all New Jersey's libraries to each other and to the resources they need to serve their communities.
LibraryLinkNJ's Vision, Mission, and Long-term Goals
Our living document to implement our Strategic Plan goals and objectives
LLNJ Bylaws, FY2023 Budget, & more
LLNJ Executive Board Meeting Dates, Approved Meeting Minutes, Members, and Representatives to Library Network Review Board
Lists of the Resource Sharing Committee and the LLNJ Tech Advisory Group (L-TAG)
Contact information, Office Hours, Directions
From hands-on classes to excellent lectures and webinars to training subsidies, LibraryLinkNJ strives to create training opportunities that make your job easier and more productive.
Our upcoming professional development programs offer a wide range of opportunities to enhance your skills, expand your knowledge, and expand your personal and professional growth!
LLNJ will subsidize the cost of one staff development workshop per year for member libraries, up to $500. Learn how to request a subsidy and how the process works!
All LLNJ members are welcome to attend these one-hour virtual conversations on relevant library topics.
Join us for our second annual Summer Book Bash, a celebration of NJ library staff
Access our past program recordings and materials
If you are interested in presenting or running trainings with LibraryLinkNJ, please fill out this online form!
The LibraryLinkNJ Delivery Service ensures timely access to the State's collective library resources for New Jersey residents by providing prompt transmittal of library materials. Find more information, including delivery service eligibility, policies, and procedures
Find the list of libraries on the delivery service and print labels for delivery
Use this online form to submit the total delivery statistics for packages shipped at the end of the month
Download and post the delivery log form at the established Pickup/Dropoff spot. Use the form to record the number of outgoing packages shipped each day. Find more details about the Delivery Statistics Requirements
LLNJ Delivery Service ≠ NJSL JerseyCat
LibraryLinkNJ facilitates statewide, physical delivery of shared library materials for participating institutions, and is responsible only for the physical movement of materials. JerseyCat requests and associated actions are managed separately by the New Jersey State Library.
LibraryLinkNJ is committed to supporting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) values among New Jersey libraries and the communities they serve.
The New Jersey Library Association, LibraryLinkNJ, and New Jersey State Library share a commitment to action towards achieving a New Jersey library community that demonstrates the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)
List of meet-ups and programs on EDI topics, including the Asian Pacific Islanders Meet-up, Latino Library Staff Meet-up, and LGBTQI+ programs
EDI Conferences, Cutural Heritage Celebrations, and more!
The purpose of this NJ Statewide Diversity Resources Online is a dynamic place where libraries can find and share diversity resources and programs. It is managed by the New Jersey Library Association's (NJLA) Diversity & Outreach Section and hosted by LibraryLinkNJ
Join LibraryLinkNJ! We strengthen connections among libraries of all types. We serve over 2,500 multi-type libraries and library-related agencies. Members join at no charge and pay no dues
Find LibraryLinkNJ's Members List with quick and easy search options
The Voting Representative of our multi-type members shall have one vote. Find the list of the voting representatives
Stay up-to-date with the latest member and partner news and updates
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
The goal of this statewide service is to promote a sense of professional pride and connectedness among the New Jersey Library Community and to expand roles for library professionals now and in the future
Gateway to NJ Library Community, including New Jersey Organizations, Listservs & Online Forums, Library Directories, Jobs in New Jersey, and more!
List of the programs and events hosted by MentorNJ
The MentorNJ Task Force hosts online meet-ups on various topics to provide a virtual space for all NJ library staff to discuss their concerns, share their ideas, and 'hang out' with their colleagues.
Library staff in NJ are encouraged to organize and participate in small local meet-up sessions on a variety of themes
Meet the leaders of the MentorNJ service!
MENTORLIB MENTORS' DIRECTORY
Library workers who are willing to be a mentor to anyone who is seeking help in their professional development and/or to develop a network of colleagues
Anyone in the New Jersey Library Community can be a mentor, and anyone can contact the mentors listed in the directory. Find out more information about how MentorLIB Mentors' Directory Works
We thrive to increase statewide resource sharing and collaborations
Group discounts for LLNJ Members --- Online Databases, Ebook/Audio Book, Streaming Media. Professional Development
This grant program will provide funds to aid libraries of all types as they take an existing project to new heights
List of the past grants, projects, and initiatives of LibraryLinkNJ
“…More than one hundred outstanding works of literature.
Librarians may especially value the sections about media, workplace issues, and organizations. Spence, A. (1998).