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Delivery Updates and Reminders
Statewide Strategic Master Plan for the Future of Libraries in New Jersey
Continuing Education Updates
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Delivery Updates and Reminders 

School daze: Velocity Delivery Service resumed for eligible school libraries the week of September 10. Welcome back, school colleagues! We hope your back-to-school transition is going smoothly for you, your teaching colleagues & students!

Delivery woes? Help us help you! If you do not see your driver on your designated delivery day, please let us know! Call the office at 732-752-7720 or email Carol Fishwick. Prompt reporting will help us correct the problem.

Mmm, Statistics: On the upper right-hand side of our homepage is a link to an online form for delivery statistics. All libraries MUST migrate from faxing stat sheets to the office to submitting their stats using this online form. Please do hang onto your delivery stat sheets for the next year as back-up.

Bins, Bins, Bins: Is yours one of the libraries that is still using the white US Postal Service Bins? If so, please contact the office ASAP regarding your delivery tote bin needs. The bins from USPS should be returned posthaste to your local Post Office.


Statewide Strategic Master Plan for the Future of Libraries in New Jersey

During the current fiscal year, members of the New Jersey Library Network are embarking on a process to establish a Statewide Strategic Master Plan for the Future of Libraries in New Jersey. LibraryLinkNJ accepted the request of the New Jersey State Library to manage this process, which will be funded by a grant from the State Library.

Current activity includes:

Please keep an eye on our website and forums for information on next steps.



New Discounts

  • Lexis-Nexis Library Express - discount valid until June 30, 2013 A version of LexisNexis specifically for the public library market. For public libraries only.
  • Plymouth Rocket/EventKeeper - discount valid until July 30, 2013 Manage and share your event calendar with EventKeeper. Manage other key library services with additional products from Plymouth Rocket.
Continuing Education Updates

How To Find the Law: Introduction to Basic Legal Reference
Presented by the New Jersey Law Librarians’ Association
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Monroe Township Public Library
Register here!

Brush up on your legal reference skills to help your patrons find the legal information they need! A panel of law librarians will lead you through the maze of law research with this “by librarians, for librarians” workshop. If you never studied legal reference in library school, would like a refresher, or simply want to respond more effectively to your patrons’ questions, this workshop is for you!

You will learn to identify and apply resources in these areas:

  • Basic legal materials
  • State and federal case law
  • State and federal legislation
  • State and federal administrative law
  • Internet resources

Bring along sample legal research queries and we’ll help you formulate successful search strategies!

Register today!

LibraryLinkNJ Microsoft Training Discount Offer
-- only 10 vouchers remain!
As mentioned in our August e-Update, LibraryLinkNJ has purchased 25 vouchers from New Horizons Computer Training, to be shared across our membership. Courses are available online or face-to-face. Any employee of a LibraryLinkNJ member library is eligible to take advantage of this offer.

The list price for each voucher is $275. We are offering them to our members for $70 each. That’s approximately a 75% discount!

We have 10 vouchers left. Do not miss your opportunity to benefit from this exceptional discount.

Need More Information?
Go to the offer page for all program details.

If you have any questions, please contact Joanne Roukens at the office (732-752-7720 or 1-866-505-5465) or via email


Pinterest: Community Engagement Through Visual Bookmarking
Presented by John LeMasney & Hilary Morris
Date & Time: This special two-part webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 25 and Tuesday October 30, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM on each day.

Register for a spot on the waiting list!
Registration is full, but you can secure a spot on the waitlist! We will add people to the webinar in case some participants drop out.

Learn how to make the most of the explosively popular free visual bookmarking service! Part One will cover the basics of Pinterest, along with tips for smart, copyright-respectful pinning, while Part Two will be an interactive session giving participants the chance to showcase their pins & boards, and receive advice from our expert presenters!

Great Websites for Teaching and Learning: Managing & Organizing
Presented by Melissa Jacobs-Israel, Coordinator of Library Services for New York City Public Schools
Date & Time: October 4, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Foster innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration among all learners with fabulous free websites, all vetted by educators and school librarians. Valuable for public, school, and academic librarians!