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Disaster Planning and Recovery Workshops

NJ State Library - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:34am

The New Jersey State Library (NJSL), an affiliate of Thomas Edison State University, and the New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response (NJCAR), will present a series of disaster preparedness training for libraries and humanities-collecting institutions. Each two-session workshop will take place in three locations in the state.

The workshops will focus on risk assessment, disaster plan development, salvage priorities and salvage methods, and wet material recovery. At the conclusion of the first session, workshop attendees will have learned the tools necessary for their “homework” of creating draft disaster plans or revising old plans for their institutions. At the second session approximately six weeks later, attendees will review their plans together with the workshop leader, Thomas Clareson of LYRASIS, and continue their training.

Statewide organizational members of NJCAR (who comprise its Steering Committee) will provide in-person follow-up with workshop attendees three months after the training.

The workshop and follow-up activities will help New Jersey’s small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve their humanities collections and addresses the significant risk to New Jersey’s cultural heritage materials from natural disasters and other types of emergencies. 

These workshops are supported, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

BOTH SESSIONS OF THE WORKSHOPS MUST BE ATTENDED!

$50 for both sessions for continental breakfast and box lunch on both days.

Deadline to register is May 22

Register Now

Group I

First Session – 6/6

Paterson Free Public Library
250 Broadway
Paterson, NJ 07501

Second Session – 8/7

Wall Township Police Department
2700 Allaire Road
Wall, NJ 07719

Group II

First Session – 6/7

Haddonfield Public Library
60 Haddon Ave.
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Second Session – 8/8

Camden County Fire & Police Academy
420 Woodbury-Turnersville Road
Blackwood, NJ 08012

Group III

First Session – 6/8

Plainfield Public Library
800 Park Ave.
Plainfield, NJ 07060

Second Session – 8/9

Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute
281 Campgaw Rd
Mahwah, NJ 07430

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C-Span visits the State Library

NJ State Library - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 2:22pm

Recently C-Span visited the State Library as part of their Cities Tour series. The feature for this episode is Trenton. The Cities tour series looks at the literary life and history of a selected city. Pictured is C-Span Video Journalist Tiffany Rocque (left) and the State Library’s New Jersey Collection Librarian Deborah Mercer (right) who is explaining the history behind some of the State Library’s rare books and documents.

The C-Span Trenton feature will be aired on C-Span 2 on May 21 & 22. Please check your local listings to see what time it will be aired.  You can also view the episode after it airs by clicking here and looking through the video files of the Cities Tour series.

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Scottoline and Serritella to appear at ‘The Laugh’s On Us’ sponsored by Ingram Content Group

ALA United for Libraries - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 1:56pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Mother-daughter duo Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella will be featured in the lineup of United for Libraries’ “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by Ingram Content Group, featuring headlining standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

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United for Libraries to host President’s Program with Andy Weir at ALA Annual Conference

ALA United for Libraries - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 1:54pm

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries President Susan Schmidt will host the President’s Program featuring bestselling author Andy Weir, part of the Auditorium Speaker Series, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

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United for Libraries presents Public Service Award to Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.)

ALA United for Libraries - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 1:53pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  On May 1, United for Libraries Executive Director Sally Reed presented Sen. Jack Reed (D.-R.I.)  with United for Libraries’ Public Service Award for his support of libraries during a special reception in the Hart Senate office building.

Sen. Reed authored key sections of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and seeks to fix the No Child Left Behind education law that was signed into law nearly 14 years ago.

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NJLA President, Chris Carbone's Statement to Woodbridge School Board

NJLA Updates - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 12:22pm

Good evening.  My name is Chris Carbone, President of the NJ Library Association and Director of the South Brunswick Public Library.

As the leader of a tax funded, local government educational institution, I understand the harsh realities of budgets, tax rates, making hard choices and setting priorities.

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NJLA President, Chris Carbone's Statement to Woodbridge School Board

NJLA News - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 12:22pm

Good evening.  My name is Chris Carbone, President of the NJ Library Association and Director of the South Brunswick Public Library.

As the leader of a tax funded, local government educational institution, I understand the harsh realities of budgets, tax rates, making hard choices and setting priorities.

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Long Branch Public Library Receives Innovative Partnership Award from N.J. State Library

NJ State Library - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 10:27am

New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute presented the 2017 Innovative Partnership Award to the Long Branch Public Library for its Fade to Books program during a breakfast at the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference, on April 26. The library received a $1000 award.

The Innovative Partnership Award, presented by NJ State Librarian Mary Chute (4th from left) was accepted by Tonya Garcia, library director, (3rd from left) and representatives of the Bridge of Books Foundation and participating barbers.

Read about the award at: http://www.njstatelib.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/2017njstatelibraryawards.pdf

 

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NJ State Library Recognizes Four Libraries for Multicultural Programming

NJ State Library - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 10:14am
Bergenfield Library from left: Mimi Lee, State Library Diversity & Literacy Services Consultant, Louise Moroses, Allison Moonitz,, Mary Chute, NJ State Librarian.

New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute honored four New Jersey libraries for conducting outstanding multicultural programs to engage cultural and ethnic communities in meaningful and effective partnerships during a breakfast at the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference, on April 26.

“As State Librarian, I am extremely pleased to recognize our award recipients,” said Chute. “These programs are exceptional examples of libraries developing partnerships and delivering exceptional comprehensive cultural programming and promotion to their communities.”

Metuchen Library from left: Mimi Lee, State Library Diversity & Literacy Services Consultant, John Arthur, Mary Chute, NJ State Librarian.

Winning libraries were:

Bergenfield Public Library – One Town, Many Stories

 Metuchen Public Library – Lunar New Year Celebration

 Newark Public Library – The Rhythm and the Beat: Drums and Percussion in Latin America

Nutley Library from left: Mimi Lee, State Library Diversity & Literacy Services Consultant, Kiran Patel, Mary Chute, NJ State Librarian.

 Nutley Public Library – International Day

 

Each library received a $1000 award presented by Chute and Mimi Lee, Diversity and Literacy Services Consultant for the NJ State Library.

Newark Library from left: Mimi Lee, State Library Diversity & Literacy Services Consultant, Yesenia Lopez, Ingrid Betancourt, Heidi Cramer, Mary Chute, NJ State Librarian.

 

 

 

Read about the awards at: http://www.njstatelib.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/2017njstatelibraryawards.pdf

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NJ State Library Recognizes Three Libraries for Best Practices in Early Literacy

NJ State Library - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 9:57am
Camden County Library, from left: Linda Devlin, David Lisa, Lisa Brandenburg, Mary Chute, NJ State Librarian, Christen Orbanis, Sharon Rawlins, State Library Youth Services Consultant.

New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute honored three New Jersey libraries for conducting outstanding early literacy programs on behalf of their youngest library users and their families during a breakfast at the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference, on April 26.

“As State Librarian, I applaud these public libraries on their exceptional programs that highlight some of the best early literacy programs being offered around the state,” said Chute. “All show that it’s not the size of the budget of the library that counts, but the desire of these libraries to encourage young children to experience the joy of reading.”

Gloucester County Library, Logan Branch from left: Carolyn Oldt, Anne Wodnick, Heather Marquette, Mary Chute, NJ State Librarian, Sharon Rawlins, State Library Youth Services Consultant.

Winning libraries were:

Camden County Library – First Visit Kits

Gloucester County Library – Logan Branch – Library Children’s Garden

Sussex County Library, from left: Jenise Sileo, Rachel Burt, Heather Lubchansky, Mary Chute, NJ State Librarian, Sharon Rawlins, State Library Youth Services Consultant.

Sussex County Library – The Read and Play Program

Each library received a $1000 award presented by Chute and Sharon Rawlins, Youth Services Consultant for the NJ State Library.

 

Read about the awards at: http://www.njstatelib.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/2017njstatelibraryawards.pdf

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