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Executive Board Member-At-Large Special Election

NJLA News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 11:51am

With the election of NJLA Member-at-Large Leah Wagner to the position of First Vice President/President-Elect, the Executive Board must fill her vacant Member-at Large seat.  

At the first Board meeting of the new NJLA year on July 18, 2017 NJLA President Michael Maziekien and the Executive Board authorized a special NJLA election to fill this vacancy.  

At this time the NJLA Nominations and Elections Committee is seeking candidates for this great NJLA leadership opportunity.

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Texas and Nebraska renew United for Libraries and ALA membership for their public library groups

ALA United for Libraries - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:57am

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- The Texas State Library and the Nebraska Library Commission have renewed their statewide membership in United for Libraries, granting more than 1,300 of Friends of the Library groups, Foundations and Boards of Trustees group membership in United for Libraries and the American Library Association (ALA).

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AT&T Michigan honored with United for Libraries Major Benefactor Citation

ALA United for Libraries - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:54am

TROY, Michigan – United for Libraries, along with Troy (Mich.) Public Library and the Troy Communication Foundation, honored AT&T Michigan with a Major Benefactor Citation during an event at the library on June 29.

During the event, Troy Public Library (TPL) unveiled their Donor Wall to invited Endowment Fund donors. The TPL Endowment Fund first launched in September 2016 with a goal of reaching $20,000 by the end of 2016. The occasion marked how quickly that goal was surpassed and honored the first group of donors to ensure the endowment fund’s success.

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Work Skills Students Volunteer at TBBC

NJ State Library - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 8:59am

Each summer, students from the Work Skills Preparation Program (WSPP) volunteer at TBBC to help inspect our books, label brochures and assist with mailings.  TBBC always looks forward to their time in our office. Their presence brightens our days!

The WSPP is a partnership between The College of New Jersey’s Center for Sensory and Complex Disabilities (TCNJ) and the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI). WSPP offers students with physical impairments and vision challenges the opportunity to make the transition from high school to the workplace by “sampling” different jobs within the community. Each student is assigned a job coach and lives on the TCNJ campus for four weeks to enhance independent living skills.

TBBC staffer, Mary Crain, always ensures the students receive a warm welcome and helps to shepherd them through their tasks. We thank them all greatly for the help they give to TBBC and to our members.

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LEAP into Learning Assistive Technology!

NJ State Library - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 2:15pm

Are you 55 or older with a change in your vision? Free assistive technology classes are available for you at eight New Jersey public libraries through the Library Equal Access Program (LEAP)! Explore computers equipped with magnification & speech. Learn  to use the iPad! Register by calling Advancing Opportunities at 888-322-1918, extension 501. You will be amazed by the computer & iPad software available to assist your vision.

LEAP is brought to New Jersey through an innovative collaborative partnership. The New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, in partnership with the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center, is offering this free training. Advancing Opportunities, a leader in assistive technology training, will provide the instruction.  The classes are offered at eight public libraries who have generously partnered for LEAP:

Questions?  Want to Register for a LEAP class?  Call Advancing Opportunities for the schedule of classes and for registration:  888-322-1918, extension 501.

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United for Libraries to host free webinar July 25: ‘Celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week’

ALA United for Libraries - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:47am

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host a free webinar on “Celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week: Promoting Your Group and Library” on Tuesday, July 25, 2 p.m. EDT.

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Two groups win United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards

ALA United for Libraries - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:45am

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — The Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Library Foundation and the Friends of Smyrna (Tenn.) Library have been recognized with United for Libraries’ Baker & Taylor Awards for outstanding efforts to support their library. Each group receives $1,000 and a clock from Baker & Taylor to honor their achievements. The groups were recognized at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

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