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Delivery Resumes for Schools

Delivery for eligible school libraries resumes on Monday, September 8, 2014. If you have any questions, please call the office at (732) 752-7720.



New Discounts

collectionHQ - through 12/31/14
Public libraries are eligible for this offer on collection performance improvement software. Discount level varies and is based on multiple factors - contact vendor listed on discount page for details.

Back-to-School Round-Up!

This summer, we created some new discounts and renewed quite a few of particular interest to K-12 school libraries. See what might work at your library!


TechEx Highlights


Throughout August, Karen Brodsky, Director of Library of the Chathams and Google Education Trainer, is posting to TechEx about Google Apps. Learn about this suite of cloud-based products and what it can do for you and your library - for free!

Check back in September when Arlen Kimmelman, librarian at Clearview High School and current President of NJASL (New Jersey Association of School Librarians), posts on the technology component of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards - right in time for the new school year!

Continuing Education Updates

Online Learning

Everyone's a Readers' Advisor: Training & Merchandising
for Public & School Library Staff

Presented by Stephanie Anderson, Head of Reader Services at Darien Library (CT)
Wednesday, September 17 | 3-4:30 PM

Registration is open!

For those who can't participate in real-time, we'll be recording and archiving this webinar, along with all of Stephanie's presentation materials, at the webinar's page on our website.

Readers' advisory, always an important part of library service, has gained new prominence in recent years. Built on passion for books and personal relationships, this unique skill can be learned by anybody working in a school or public library, and can also always be developed further, even by experts in the field. Many library staff learn about the readers' advisory interview as an important way to connect the right book with the right patron. But few learn how to improve their silent readers' advisory skills, even though silent RA--through displays, good shelving technique, and more--can reach not only a larger group of patrons, but also a more diverse one.

In this program, we'll talk about the skills associated with providing readers' advisory beyond the RA interview, focusing on the importance of good displays and merchandising. We'll look at many photos of effective displays, both in the library world and outside of it, to demonstrate why certain simple changes can both increase your circulation and increase your connections with patrons. And finally, we'll talk about how you can share these new (or refreshed!) skills with everybody in your library in order to catalyze more excitement around your library's readers' advisory services.

After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify a few simple tricks that will enhance the effectiveness of any book display
  • Implement a set of guidelines that will keep displays and shelves looking approachable and browsable
  • Begin training your colleagues or staff on how to use these principles

We hope you can join us! Register today!


Internet Explorers: Social Libraries and Building Communities Online
Presented by Amanda Brennan, Community and Content Associate, Tumblr
Wednesday, October 22 | 3:00-4:30 PM

Registration opens at 9 AM on Monday, September 22.

Everyone knows about using Twitter or Facebook to promote their library’s exciting events, but how can we harness the power of other social networks to bring new audiences to your collections, programs & services? In this session, we will discuss other places on the web where library communities are thriving and share ideas about ways to build a second space for your library online.

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Interact with social network communities outside of Facebook or Twitter, including Tumblr, YouTube and Instagram
  • Identify ways to create enriched and enriching web-based content for your local community, as well as the internet community at large
  • Identify and implement new ways to interpret your library’s physical collections in a digital manner

Wearable Tech. It’s the future trend that is already here. The first device using Google's Android Wear operating system is in the marketplace and has “Up and Running with Android Wear” featuring the Samsung Gear Live smartwatch that puts many of the features Android users have come to expect (music, calendar, and apps) right on your wrist. Whether you have one, are thinking about getting one or just plain curious, check out this course that provides a first-hand look at the Android Wear platform and the Samsung Gear Live's features and functionality. You ain’t seen nothing yet folks!


Elegant Place for a Board Retreat!

HSLANJ Board Retreat

HSLANJ Board Retreat

The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) recently held its annual Board Retreat at the Rat’s Restaurant in the Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ. The primary focus was the HSLANJ Bylaws and Organization Manual. Cheryl O’Connor attended and concludes that all business is sweeter in such a lovely setting.