Library Champions Needed!


LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative (LLNJ), is seeking strong library advocates to join its Executive Board to serve in the following positions, each serving a three year term beginning July 1, 2023:

  • Lay Representative
  • Public Library Representative
  • Member-at-Large - two (2) positions available

The LLNJ Nominating Committee is recruiting qualified candidates who have an interest in seeing all types of New Jersey Libraries grow and thrive. The Committee is also interested in increasing Executive Board representation from all geographic areas of the state.

  • Candidates for Lay Representative cannot be a librarian or a retired librarian.
  • Candidates for Public Library Representative must be currently employed at a member public library.
  • Candidates for Member-at-Large must be currently employed at a LLNJ member institution.

This is a particularly exciting time as LLNJ has launched its new FY 2023-2025 Strategic Plan setting the Cooperative’s direction for the next three years. The Cooperative will continue to foster library innovation, professional development, networking and collaboration, and to facilitate efficient and cost-effective resource sharing.

LLNJ is governed by a 15-member Executive Board including representatives from academic, public, school, and special libraries and two lay representatives. The Board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 2:30 PM. Board meetings are currently being held via Zoom with the plan to return to some in-person meetings in the coming year. Board members serve without compensation.

LLNJ is a nonprofit, multi-type library organization established under the New Jersey Library Network Law and the regulations under New Jersey Administrative Code. 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.

LLNJ has over 1,300 voting representatives from over 2,500 public and private school, public, academic, institutional, corporate, health sciences and special libraries and library-related agencies. Members join at no charge and pay no dues.

For more information about LLNJ, visit our website at

To contact the Nominating Committee with questions or to apply, send an email to Email. Please submit a summary of your professional experience (i.e., resume, short bio or profile link).

Applications close on Friday, March 31, 2023 at 4:00 PM.