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NJ Public Library Directors’ Summit

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 2:03pm

The New Jersey State Library with LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative is sponsoring the second Public Library Directors’ Summit on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the Holiday Inn in East Windsor.

This one-day event will provide experienced public library directors with best practices and the latest developments in the areas of library law and other public library topics. The summit will feature programs on library law by Michael Cerone, facilities management by Michael Gannon, and a library technology infrastructure update by Carson Block.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Coffee and registration from 9:00 to 9:30 am. Program begins promptly at 9:30.

Registration for the Public Library Directors’ Summit 2017 opens 8/22.

Click here to register.

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NJ State Library Special Series for the 100th Anniversary of World War I

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 9:33am

During the centennial year of the United States’ entry into World War I, the New Jersey State Library will host a series of special programs on New Jersey’s connection to the first global war in history. All presentations will take place in the State Library’s Level 2 Reading Room, 185 West State St., Trenton.

World War I Memorial in Westfield, NJ.

The Series will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 13, with John S. Niemic, a reenactor and military collector, discussing the events that led to the war and showcasing a display of uniforms, equipment and other memorabilia.

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, Erik Burro, a researcher and historian, will share stories about the many World War I monuments located throughout the Garden State.

Author Lisa Mastrangelo will discuss “Women of Peace and Preparedness: The Use of Motherhood and Maternalism in World War I” on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Mastrangelo, a professor of English at Centenary University, will be drawing from her paper The Rhetoric of Maternalism: The Use of Motherhood as a Trope in World War I for her presentation.

The program on Wednesday, Nov. 15, will feature James Hockenbury discussing “New Jersey’s Role in World War I: Sabotage Target and Key State in the War Effort.” The author will describe the events around the Black Tom Island explosion and other key incidents.

The event is open to the public. RSVP to Cindy Warrick at cwarrick@njstatelib.org or 609-278-2640 ext. 172.

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Free EBSCO Database Training

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 3:25pm

EBSCO is offering free webinar training. Two sessions are available for each topic.

NoveList and NoveList K-8
NoveList is a comprehensive reader’s advisory service, including expert reading recommendations, reviews, articles, lists, and more. This session will review key features and functions, including searching and browsing by title, genre, award winners, “read-alikes”. We will also review other NoveList resources, including discussion guides, promotional materials, and common core support.

Tuesday, August 29 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm
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Wednesday, September 27 from 9:00 – 10:00 am
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Job and Career Accelerator
Job and Career Accelerator gives job seekers a comprehensive collection of job and career resources, including resume and cover letter builders, skill and interest assessments, job search tools, interview prep, and more. In this session, we will review these resources and learn how to set up a personalized dashboard for tracking job search progress.

Thursday, August 24 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm
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Wednesday, September 20 from 9:00 – 10:00 am
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Multilingual Resources in EBSCO databases and interfaces
This session focuses on Referencia Latina, a multi-disciplinary database including Spanish-language encyclopedia entries, reference books, full-text popular magazines and regional newspapers from Mexico, Central and South America. We will also review searching for non-English language content in other EBSCO resources, and translating English-language full text content.

Thursday, September 28 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
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Wednesday, September 13 from 9:00 – 10:00 am
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EBSCO Explora
Explora is EBSCO’s engaging new interface for students, teachers, and librarians. Key features include: attractive, user-friendly design; easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topics; topic overviews providing starting points for research; and much more. In this 45 minute session, we will review features and functionality of the Explora interfaces for Primary and High Schools, and for Public Libraries. We will also preview new features planned for release over the coming months.

Tuesday, September 5 from 10:00 – 10:45 am
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Monday, September 11 from 2:00 – 2:45 pm
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EBSCO School Library Resources
The EBSCO student databases and interfaces are powerful resources for use by students in the classroom, the library and from home. In this session will provide an overview of student databases Primary Search, Middle Search Plus and MAS Ultra, and a review of the Explora student interfaces, Points of View Reference Center and Literary Reference Center. The session also includes an overview of resources on the EBSCO Support Site such as scavenger hunts, best practices, and tutorials.

Thursday, August 31 from 10:00 – 11:00 am
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Thursday, September 7 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
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EBSCO Business and Legal Resources
In this session, we will provide an overview of the various business and legal resources available from EBSCO. The Small Business Reference Center includes full-text and video information on entrepreneurship, starting and running a small business, creating business plans, and more.  Business Source Elite provides full-text coverage for more than 1,110 business publications, and Legal Information Reference Center contains full-text consumer legal reference books, and printable state-specific legal forms. We will review each interface, including content and tips for effective searching.

Tuesday, August 22 from 10:00 – 11:00 am
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Thursday, September 21 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
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Disaster Planning and Recovery Workshops

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:53am

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: north, central, and south.

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. Both sessions run from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Deadline to register is October 2, 2017.

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Work Skills Students Volunteer at TBBC

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!

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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Registration Now Open for 2017 Futures Conference

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 11:30am

Announcing a special opportunity for all New Jersey library staff to register for the 2017 Futures Conference to be held September 25 – 26, 2017 at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.

This will be a unique conference where you will learn what the future might have in store for libraries through presentations by professional futurists and group discussions, and where you will engage in hands-on training in forecasting the future.

For more information about the event and a list of speakers, visit: http://www.njstatelib.org/event/futures-conference/

SPONSORING PARTNERS:

State Libraries:

Connecticut
Delaware
Maine
Maryland
New Hampshire
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Vermont
West Virginia

ADDITIONAL SPONSORING PARTNERS:

COSLINE
LibraryLinkNJ

REGISTRATION:

You may register by credit card or check by logging on to the Eventbrite website listed below. Once there, click on “TICKETS,” then click on “Enter Promotional Code” in the upper right. The cost of the tickets for New Jersey library personnel is $195. Please use the Access Code NJLIBRARY when registering to receive this reduced rate.   ****A full breakfast and a delicious lunch both days is included with the cost of your registration****

Access the registration page here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/futures-conference-imagination-inspiration-innovation-tickets-32919348658

HOTEL:

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Borgata at the rate of $114 (plus 14% Occupancy Tax and $5 Atlantic City Occupancy Fee) per night.  You will also notice a charge of $15/night for the ‘Resort Fee’. This resort fee will be waived at time of check out pursuant to our agreement with the Borgata. Reservations can be made through the registration page or by contacting the Borgata Hotel Reservations Department at 609-317-1000. Identify yourself as an attendee of the Futures Conference using Group Code: GBNJL17.

Be sure to join us for this special event.  Seats are limited so please register early.

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State Library Recognized for Excellence by Communications, Advertising and Marketing Association (CAMA)

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:02am
Tiffany McClary, director of Communications, Marketing & Outreach, Anthony Schiavino, graphic design, webmaster & communications specialist, Gary Cooper, public relations and news media contact.

The best and brightest marketing and communications work from around the region was recognized by the New Jersey Communications, Advertising and Marketing Association (NJ CAMA) with the presentation of the prestigious ASTRA Awards on June 15 at the Hopewell Valley Golf and Country Club. Through the ASTRA Awards, NJ CAMA recognizes the top tier of the region’s marketing and communications work. This work runs the gamut from print and web design to broadcast and social media to envelope-pushing marketing and public relations.

The State Library received ASTRA Awards for Excellence in Writing for the feature story (pages 24-25) on Blindness Awareness Month; Brochure for the Literacy Bootcamp Yearbook; and Poster Campaign for the Author Talk series.

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State Library Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 1:21pm

On June 22, 2017, the NJ State Library hosted a naturalization ceremony for 48 new citizens of the United States at the War Memorial Building, Trenton.

Keith Dorr, Tamika Gray, Mary Chute certificate presentation

Attendees were welcomed to the event with patriotic music played by the Old Barracks Fife and Drum Corps.
Presiding at the ceremony were Keith Dorr, USCIS, Tamika Gray, acting USCIS Newark district director, and Mary Chute, NJ State Librarian.

One of the new citizens, Birgit Grimm, said a few words. Isabelle, Andrew and Natalie Garcia helped lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Their father took his oath as a new citizen.

See the photos at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/njlibraryevents/albums/72157682419917544

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Digital Public Library of America Hub Planned for NJ

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:50am

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) was launched on April 18, 2013, to bring together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums making them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.

Kelcy Shepherd, DPLA network manager

The DPLA hubs model is establishing a national network out of over forty digital libraries and major digital collections in the U.S., bringing together digitized and born-digital content from across the country into a single access point for end users, and an open platform for developers. New Jersey’s cultural heritage organizations are working together to establish a Service Hub for New Jersey to aggregate New Jersey’s digital content into DPLA. Planning for the Service Hub included a statewide digitization survey and a symposium, which brought together representatives of over 100 institutions on June 14 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan, to assist in the state’s planning for the Digital Public Library of America Service Hub for New Jersey. The symposium was sponsored by the NJ State Library and LibraryLinkNJ.

According to Kelcy Shepherd, DPLA network manager, DPLA is a catalyst for getting things done that people have wanted to do for a long time. The platform provides one stop shopping for people to review data. It connects users with incredible collections from diverse places, such as museums, historical societies, libraries and all types of material such as books, photos, video and audio files. There are currently 19 Service Hubs serving 21 states, with three more expected to go live this summer. New Jersey is looking to work with Delaware to establish a Service Hub in about a year.

Tom Clareson, Liz Bishoff, Kelcy Shepherd

Some of the benefits of the platform include adding value to curated content; providing interfaces and tools many organizations may not be able to afford or have the capacity to do on their own; a curation team that can create exhibits; and it provides the opportunity to be a part of a larger community to solve problems they would not be able to solve alone. The Service Hub model increases capacity for the greater good.

Joe Lucia, from Temple University, was interested in the DPLA concept from the very beginning and was a key figure in developing the Pennsylvania Service Hub. “Libraries stand as a counter to the commercialization of information,” he said. “DPLA’s mission to keeping knowledge and culture open to everyone calls libraries together regardless of socioeconomic, political means or status. Cultural memory institutions of all sizes can be part of this. DPLA provides the opportunity for larger institutions to work with smaller ones to gather, bring together and expose information for the community.”

Tom Clareson and Liz Bishoff reviewed the data collected from a survey they created which had been sent to NJ cultural institutions. Ninety percent of the 109 respondents said they had digital collections, but how many of them were ready to participate was the primary focus of Bishoff’s presentation. She noted especially that training was needed on digitization, metadata harvesting, rights management, donor agreements and other topics. According to Bishoff, this is a long-term project for New Jersey, which could take about a year to implement. NJ would need 50,000 items to start.

One of the challenges indicated by the survey is that 50 percent of the respondents did not have in their donor agreements the rights to digitize and distribute, which would be necessary. DPLA has a standardized rights statement that is included in the metadata field.

At the end of the symposium, participants agreed that the State Library should move forward with this initiative.

For more information about the Digital Public Library of America, go to https://dp.la/info/.

For more photos, go to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/njlibraryevents/albums/72157684989691036

 

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Summer Reading Programs Building Across NJ

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 9:46am

The New Jersey State Library is teaming up with its more than 450 public library locations to kick off its 2017 Statewide Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme and slogan for all ages is “Build a Better World.”

Young people and adults have the opportunity to access the vast resources of New Jersey’s public libraries and enjoy activities for all ages in the public libraries throughout the summer. Each library received summer reading manuals for all ages filled with programming ideas and promotional items to help them publicize this year’s program. The artist for the early literacy and children’s program is Caldecott-Award winner David Macaulay, illustrator of many books, including the Caldecott-Award winning Black and White and The Way Things Work Now. The artist for the teen program is Scott Sosebee, a freelance graphic designer, and graphic artist Larry Jones is the illustrator for the adult program

In 2016, over 173,000 people of all ages participated in the statewide summer reading program and read nearly 2 million books. There were over 30,000 activity programs offered, with over 635,000 young people and adults attending these programs.

“Public libraries offer great resources for kids and adults throughout the summer, and the New Jersey Statewide Summer Reading Program offers ways for people of all ages to enjoy reading and having fun at their local libraries,” said Sharon Rawlins, youth services consultant at the State Library and project manager of the Statewide Summer Reading Program.

Participating in reading and literacy activities in their libraries helps young people keep up their reading skills throughout the summer, preventing them from experiencing “summer slide” or the loss of reading comprehension over the summer break.

Public libraries are encouraged to partner with local schools and other local afterschool organizations to promote the summer reading program to the young people in their communities. Resources are available for public librarians to share with parents, educators, and children and teens on the NJ Summer Reading Program’s website, http://www.njsummerreading.org under the educator tab.

All of New Jersey’s public libraries are members of the national Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). Volunteers from CSLP participating public libraries across the US produce a unified summer reading theme along with professional art and evidence-based materials for all its member libraries to use.

The New Jersey Statewide Summer Reading Program is funded by the New Jersey State Library, which is responsible for the coordination, promotion, and funding of the New Jersey Library Network.

For more information contact Sharon Rawlins at srawlins@njstatelib.org, 609-278-2640 ext. 116.

 

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Unsung Heroes of the American Revolution Topic of Author Talk with David Price

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 1:35pm

On the anniversary of another battle that changed the course of a war -D-Day- author and historical interpreter David Price shared the stories of nine men and one mysterious woman who helped change the course of the American Revolution between December 25, 1776, and January 3, 1777. Drawn from his book, Price described how those ten helped Washington’s army gain the foothold they needed in New Jersey to set the colonists on the track to independence. Five were colonels, two captains, one sergeant and two civilians; they came from seven of the 13 colonies and one, John Haslet, was killed in battle.

Contributions ranged from managing Washington’s crossing of the Delaware on Christmas Eve by Captain William Blackler and saving James Monroe’s life by Dr. John Riker to the staunch defense at the Battle of Princeton and the Assunpink Bridge by Charles Scott, John Haslet and Joseph Moulder on January 3, 1777.

As an historical interpreter for the Friends of Washington Crossing Park, Price leads guided tours focusing on the “Ten Crucial Days” of the American Revolution and other historical aspects of Washington Crossing Historic Park in Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Crossroads of the American Revolution Association, the Museum of the American Revolution, the Old Barracks Association and the Princeton Battlefield Society. Price is a magna cum laude graduate of Drew University and holds an M.A. in political science from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, where he was an Eagleton Fellow. Formerly he worked for 31 years as a nonpartisan research analyst in the Office of Legislative Services of the New Jersey State Legislature.

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Disaster Planning and Recovery Workshops

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

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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

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

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

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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