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Library Journal Features SWAT Team's Achievements in Library By Design

The Fall 2011 issue of Library by Design, a quarterly supplement to Library Journal, highlighted the completion of the first project of New Jersey’s SWAT Team of Library Transformers with a three-page cover story.

Somerset County Library Hosts NJWorks@YourLibrary Open House

Job seekers from Somerset County converged on the Bridgewater Branch of the Somerset County Library System at an open house to learn about the on-line resources available through the New Jersey State Library's NJWorks@YourLibrary statewide initiative.

Ports After the Storm: NJ Libraries' Response to Hurricane Irene

When disaster strikes, where do you go? In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene many New Jersey residents went to their local library, because, as one Princetonian put it: “I just knew they’d be open.”

Sharon Rawlins Honored by YALSA

Sharon Rawlins, Youth Services Consultant for the New Jersey State Library for the past four years, has been honored by the Board of Directors of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, for her dedication and loyalty to New Jersey libraries, YALSA, the American Library Association, and the children and teens of New Jersey.

Libraries Qualify as NJWorks Job Seeker Destinations

Fifty-six New Jersey libraries, so far, have qualified to be designated as NJWorks Job Seeker Destination Libraries by the New Jersey State Library. The librarians at those libraries have been trained and are ready to assist job seekers with resume writing and job searching. In addition, the libraries offer resources to help with job transitioning and interviewing.

NJ State Library Recognizes Four Libraries for Best Practices in Early Literacy

New Jersey State Librarian Norma Blake honored four 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.

BTOP Grant Computer Training for Job Seekers Begins in Morris County

Computer training classes to help job seekers improve their computer and job search skillsunder the NJ State Library’s $5.1 million Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant are underway in Morris County at the libraries in Rockaway and Parsippany.

NJ State Library and LibraryLinkNJ offer Strategic Planning Workshops

The New Jersey State Library and LibraryLinkNJ support strategic planning as a management tool to determine a library’s mission, vision, values, goals and objectives, roles and responsibilities, and to determine benchmarks and timelines that will shape the library’s future. It is a best practice that all libraries should have an updated strategic plan of three to five years, initiated by the Board of Trustees.

Libraries Get Own Line on Property Tax Bills

Legislation sponsored by New Jersey Assembly members Upendra J. Chivukula, Ruben J. Ramos Jr., and Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Senators Nia Gill and Sandra Cunningham that would render funding for libraries independent of municipalities, has been signed into law by Governor Christie.

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