LibraryLinkNJ Spring Membership Meeting 2018

Event Information


Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm


Event Type: 

Conferences/Membership Meetings

Event Category: 


CEU Hours: 

3.5 hours


Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Township (Middlesex County), NJ


Registration is required and is free; lunch is included
Event Files
Target Audience

All LibraryLinkNJ members are welcome to attend.


Where: We’ll all be together again at the beautiful Forsgate Country Club for this event.

Forsgate Club House

Some enticing details:

  • Forsgate Country Club is centrally located in Monroe Township in Middlesex County
  • Location, location, location! The country club is conveniently located right off the NJ Turnpike Exit 8A. If you've been to a meeting at the Monroe Township Library, you've probably driven right past the entrance.
  • The Country Club offers ample and convenient parking lots on both sides of the Club House.

Who: Everyone! Please come out to network and participate with your colleagues!

Space is limited, so don’t delay — register today!

Who: VOTING REPRESENTATIVES - Your vote is essential. We should have you listed as the Voting Representative for your library in our database. You can double-check by going to the Voting Representative List. Contact Mi-Sun Lyu, if the information for your library needs to be updated. 

If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to designate a proxy by filling out the Proxy Designation Online Form by 5 pm, Monday, June 11. 

Why: Networking, Voting, and Learning! We have a great program arranged.

Networking & Buffet Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Registration and Networking begin at 11:30 am

Enjoy a lovely lunch while you catch up with Cooperative Members, Staff and Board Members

Voting (Business Meeting): 1:00 - 2:15 PM

Can't attend in person? Join us in the online meeting room for the Business Meeting.
Click here for more information and instructions. 

For Voting Representative review and action:

Program: 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Changes, Trends, and Values:
Telling Stories About the Library of the Future

Keynote Speaker: Miguel Figueroa
Leader of ALA’s Center For The Future of Libraries &
Author of its indispensable weekly newsletter, Read For Later

Instructions for Participating in the Spring FY18 LLNJ Keynote
via Facebook Live

Using the work of ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries, this presentation will illuminate how thinking about the future begins with the study of change – looking outside of our immediate environments to consider the sustained trends happening in the wider world.

By focusing on specific categories of change – society, technology, economics, the environment, politics and government, education, and demographics – Miguel will share ways to engage the skills and interests of library staff and supporters.

Participants can look forward to a lively, collaborative session where they’ll learn how to:

  • Create stronger connections across trends, leading to useful forecasts
  • Identify both library values and the benefits libraries provide to their communities
  • Prioritize trends based on their immediate impacts on libraries, and their relevance to a community’s particular needs


About the Presenter:
Miguel Figueroa

Miguel Figueroa works at the Center for the Future of Libraries, an initiative from the American Library Association, and is the author of its indispensable weekly newsletter, Read For Later.
Read more about Miguel!


Registration Information



Note (posted on 6/11): The registration is full. The wait list is also closed at 5 pm, Monday, June 11, as we have to finalize our reservation details with the venue on June 11 and need enough time to prepare the meeting materials prior to the meeting on June 13. 

Please know that your online registration is necessary as we must give Forsgate an accurate count for lunch. Once you have registered and you discover you cannot attend, please call the office immediately: 732-752-7720.

LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative
44 Stelton Road, Suite 330, Piscataway NJ 08854
Phone: 732-752-7720 | Fax: 732-752-7785

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