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Drupal Library Website Development Workshop Series
Learn to Handle
Disruptive Situations
Handhelds in
School Libraries NJ
Helping Homeschoolers
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Drupal Library Website Development Workshop Series

As a transition We’re launching Phase Two of the New Jersey Libraries On-The-Go Project this spring with FREE hands-on workshops on the robust, open source publishing platform Drupal.

Building your website in Drupal helps you:

  • Publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content.
  • Provide a dynamic and interactive user experience to your customers.
  • Establish a powerful back-end content management system for a mobile website.

Choose to attend workshops at either the Bridgewater Branch of the Somerset County Library System or the Cherry Hill Library. All details -- dates, times, content & registration -- are available on our website, and did we mention that these training sessions are completely free? Register today!


Learn to Handle Disruptive Situations

Respect, Service & Safety Workshops are returning to New Jersey! Registration deadline is March 12th -- don’t miss out!

Would you like to:

  • Respond effectively to disruptive situations in the workplace?
  • Provide quality service in the most difficult circumstances?
  • Demonstrate respect in all interactions?

This full-day workshop from the Crisis Prevention Institute introduces key skills and methods to help participants acquire skills to effectively respond to anxious, irrational, angry, hostile, or potentially dangerous behavior, and to minimize the negative impact of challenging encounters.

Any library facing difficult or disruptive customers, employees, or visitors will benefit from this unique program.

Register for one of three dates & locations -- registration deadline: March 12

  • 3/27/12 - Monroe Township Public Library (Middlesex County)
  • 3/28/12 - Montville Township Public Library
  • 3/29/12 - Mount Laurel Library


Handhelds in School Libraries NJ

Looking for an informal, participant driven learning opportunity? Curious about how school libraries can harness the potential of e-readers, tablets, smartphones & mini-computers? LibraryLinkNJ and the New Jersey Association of School Librarians are co-sponsoring an unconference, Handhelds in School Libraries NJ, to explore all these questions in a day of crowd-sourced conversations with colleagues from around the state!

It’ll be a thought-provoking collaborative learning event where the attendees create the agenda. Sounds like a great way to learn, doesn’t it? We think so, too, and we hope to see you there!

Want to learn more? Read & comment on our blog:

Date & Location:
Saturday, March 24, 2012 -- 9 AM - 3:30 PM | Middlesex County College -- Crabiel Hall
Register online: – Cost is just $20!


Helping Homeschoolers in the Library

Join us for a special two-part webinar on working with homeschooling families in your communities!

Dates & Times:
Part 1: April 4, 10-11:30 AM
Part 2: April 18, 10-11:30 AM

In Part One, learn about how and why families choose to homeschool, with specific focus on the laws and support systems that apply to homeschoolers in New Jersey.

Part Two will cover how to create policies, programs, and collections that will serve homeschoolers' particular needs.

After attending this two-part webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and define major homeschooling philosophies.
  • Locate the laws that apply to homeschoolers in New Jersey.
  • Reach out to homeschooling families, individually and through homeschoolers' support systems.
  • Develop policies, collections and services that benefit homeschoolers as well as other families.
  • Create low-cost, high-impact programming targeted to homeschooling families.

We’ll be recording and archiving this webinar -- if you can only attend one session, register for both and catch up when it’s convenient for you.