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Public library trustees have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the quality of life of their communities. Now more than ever before, New Jersey's public libraries rely on the wisdom, insights, diligence, and influence of their trustees. This site is designed to provide information and resources to guide trustees in their work as they promote the strength and stability of their libraries and as they advocate for support at all levels of government.

New Jersey Library Trustee Updates

Update:Breaking news! Governor Christie signed the NJ Construction Bond Act into law today.

It has been more than fifteen years since there has been a program for capital construction in New Jersey’s public libraries. Library buildings need to meet the evolving needs of our communities. The New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act (A222/S2171) authorizes $125,000,000 in general obligation bonds to finance capital projects in public libraries.  With the bill being signed into law it now moves on to the voters in November.

2017 NJLTA Annual Meeting

The annual NJLTA  fall meeting will be Sept. 9 from  10:00 -12:30 at the Monroe Twp. Library (Middlesex County).  Coffee and refreshments will available at 9:30

Topic: Trustees and Advocacy: Critical Issues facing NJ Library Trustees.

There are several critical public policy issues facing New Jersey library trustees. They include:

Futures Conference

What does the future of libraries look like? How will libraries be impacted by technology? How will they communicate and what tools will be available to help libraries adapt in order to best suit their customers’ needs?

Draft Resolution and Letters of Support for Library Boards Supporting School Libraries and Library Capital Construction

NJLA has created templates for a model resolutions for Public Library Board to pass in support of school library programs (https://njla.org/sites/default/files/NJLA-School-Library-Resolution.docx) in New Jersey and letters of support for the New Jersey Library Capital Construction Bond Bill (http://njlibrariesbuildcommunities.org/how-you-can-help/).

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