President's Message, Patricia Pavlak

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I am proud and honored to serve as the new president of the New Jersey Library Trustee Association. My predecessor Alison Bryant has led our association with skill and enthusiasm, and we all owe her our thanks for her leadership.

Libraries are an integral part of a democratic society. As library trustees, we are charged with maintaining and improving this important community asset. We must be dedicated to procuring adequate funding and providing digital equity. We must ensure that our libraries continue to be places where all points of view are welcome, and where all people are welcome. We must know and understand our patrons, from toddlers to seniors, and be responsive to their changing needs.

The New Jersey Library Trustee Association is YOUR association. We are here to provide any assistance you need to do the job you were selected to do. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have. Please visit this website frequently for updates and news you can use. If you have a suggestion for how we can serve you better, please let us know.

Being a library trustee is an honor as well as a responsibility. Thank you for taking on this very important job.

Patricia Pavlak
President
New Jersey Library Trustee Association