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Office of the State Librarian

The State Librarian serves as representative to the governor’s office, the legislature, state agencies and state wide organizations. The Office of the State Librarian promotes exemplary service in accordance with New Jersey Library Law; supports professional development through LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative; is responsible for Information Technology, the Business Office, and the Office of Communications, Marketing & Outreach. The office is also responsible for Library Development, through the following business units: Lifelong Learning, Library Support Services, and Innovation & Strategic Partnerships.


State Library Information Center (SLIC)

  • Full staff of subject matter expert librarians
  • Interlibrary loan, document delivery
  • Free programs, presentations and training
  • Digitized and hard copy New Jersey documents and legal materials
  • Extensive special collections:
  • State and federal documents
  • Jerseyana – materials on all aspects of NJ
  • Genealogy
  • Largest publicly accessible law library in the state
  • Legislative histories – express the purpose or intent of New Jersey law
  • Funding Information Center – resources for grant seekers

Learn more about SLIC here.


New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC)

  • Services to New Jersey residents with physical, visual or reading disabilities
  • Braille, downloadable audiobooks and magazines
  • Digital talking book machines
  • Audiovision and Newsline – reading services for national and local New Jersey news
  • Remote access to services through: http://outspokenlibrary.org/

Located at: 2300 Stuyvesant Avenue Trenton, NJ 08618, PO Box 501, Trenton, NJ 08625-0501
Tel: 1-800-792-8322 | Fax: 609-406-7181 | Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Learn more about TBBC here.


JerseyConnect

Technology services to all New Jersey public libraries, including:

  • Email hosting and management
  • Email spam & virus filtering
  • Website hosting with statistics
  • Consultation on technology projects
  • Domain name hosting
  • Koha Integrated Library System hosting
  • Cloud storage for library data
  • Managed WiFi Service

For more information about Jersey Connect contact: (866)-468-7043 or visit www.jerseyconnect.net .


Lifelong Learning (LLL)

  • Consultant services and technical assistance for NJ libraries
  • Areas of expertise: workforce and small business, youth services, services to urban libraries and active older adults, e-government, diversity and community engagement
  • State and federal grant awards to public libraries
  • Continuing education and training opportunities for library directors, staff and trustees
  • Preservation and Emergency Preparedness

Learn more about LLL here.


Innovation & Strategic Partnerships (ISP)

  • Monitoring of trends and issues
  • Emergent technologies and models of service
  • Pilot projects
  • Special initiatives
  • Builds strategic partnerships to support key areas of continuing need

Learn more about ISP here.


Library Support Services (LSS)

  • Library law
  • Per Capita State Aid
  • Administrative code for libraries
  • Statistics
  • JerseyCat – statewide interlibrary loan service
  • JerseyClicks – statewide, full-text database site

Learn more about LSS here.


These services were made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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