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Delivery to School Libraries
Membership Meeting Reminder
Continuing Education
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Delivery Info - School Libraries

As always, delivery services to school libraries is halted during the summer months. The last delivery service stop to school libraries will be Friday, June 8. Delivery Services to schools will resume on Monday, September 10, 2012.

Register Today for the Spring Membership Meeting!

Registration is open for LibraryLinkNJ’s Spring Membership Meeting! The meetings, held simultaneously in three locations, will be connected by videoconference on Tuesday, May 22, from 2-4:15 PM.

The three locations are:

  • Rowan University, Glassboro -- Chamberlin Student Center, Eynon Ballroom
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick -- Scholarly Communication Center, Alexander Library
  • Passaic County Community College, Wanaque -- Wanaque Academic Center

Register today to network with colleagues, participate in our business meeting, and join the discussion sparked by the LibraryLinkNJ staff’s presentation of a Services Update and plans for Fiscal Year 2013. There will be time for questions. Everyone is welcome, but space is limited, so register today!

VOTING REPRESENTATIVES - Your vote is essential. If you were the voting representative for your library in your former Regional Library Cooperative, we should have you listed as the voting representative for your library in LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative. You can double check against the Voting Representative List. Contact Sophie Brookover, if the information there is incorrect.

Voting Representatives will be voting on:

If you are a Voting Representative and are unable to attend, we encourage you to designate a proxy by filling out the Proxy Designation Online Form.

Other documents of interest:

For complete meeting and registration information, please check out the Membership Meeting page.


Continuing Education:, Summer Webinars, and EBSCO Bootcamp!

We are thrilled to announce that LibraryLinkNJ has purchased 20 licenses for the Online Training Library, a massive online training resource. Using their thousands of videos, you can learn -- on-demand and at your own pace -- how to use tools ranging from Excel and PowerPoint to Tumblr and CSS.

Every month, we’ll open registration for up to 20 people. This month, all 20 seats filled by 10:30 AM on the first day! Once registered, you will be able to use your login for three weeks to learn from established trainers almost any technology topic you can think of.

Registration is open only on the second Tuesday and Wednesday of each month and is limited to 20 simultaneous users. Registration for June will be open on Tuesday, June 12th and Wednesday, June 13th.

For full details of this new program -- how it works and how to access the service -- see the page on our website.

If you have any questions about the program, contact Joanne Roukens.

Summer Webinars

Registration will open soon for:

  • Transliteracy: The New Literacies and Libraries -- June 13, 2012
    Learn about transliteracy -- the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media, including print, video, audio, and digital -- with Bobbi Newman of Librarian By Day and This Is What Librarian Looks Like
  • Fresh Lit 2012: New and Forthcoming Literary Fiction for Readers and Book Groups -- July 10, 2012
    Join Roz Reisner to learn about the best of the new and forthcoming midlist literary fiction, so you’ll be able to suggest titles to your patrons. We’ll also share resources for keeping up with new titles throughout the year.

EBSCO Bootcamp

EBSCO Boot Camp is back! The New Jersey State Library, in partnership with LibraryLinkNJ, is pleased to announce two dates and two locations for a free summer EBSCO Boot Camp for School Librarians.

The morning session (Part 1) will explore the basic features and functionality of the interfaces including lexile searching, developing an activity, and content of the databases.

The afternoon session (Part 2) will cover advanced searching techniques, including creating a personal folder, using alerts and search history.

You may register for the either the morning or afternoon sessions, or both! Registration is now open:



AWE Early Literacy Stations and After-School Edge - discount valid 5/15/12 - 6/15/12

The Early Literacy Station (ELS) is an all-in-one digital learning solution for early learners, ages 2-8. It is available in English and Bilingual Spanish. The AfterSchool Edge is designed for children 6-14. Both products feature educational software pre-loaded onto a computer. LibraryLinkNJ members receive 20-35% off.


 ● Gale Cengage eBooks and National Geographic Archive

In response to member requests, LibraryLinkNJ is very pleased to sponsor a new eBook discount offer with Gale Cengage. To achieve the extended timeframe for members to use FY2013 funds, the LibraryLinkNJ office will manage invoicing and payments. Many of you expressed a need to enter the eBook arena and others expressed a need to expand or update existing Gale eBook collections. Please spread the word to appropriate staff. 

LibraryLinkNJ Public and School Library members are eligible for the following discounts: 30% or more off eBooks from Gale Virtual Reference Library and other individual titles 25% off the new National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994. 

The deadline to commit to this offer is June 15, 2012. Libraries may pay using FY2012 funds by June 30, 2012 or FY2013 funds by November 20, 2012. 

To get started, locate discount details and contact information for your Gale Cengage here.