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New tools to help libraries celebrate Preservation Week: April 21-27, 2013

Recognizing the critical role libraries play in preservation, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is proud to bring Preservation Week to libraries across the country. This national awareness campaign was developed to promote the understanding and importance of care for personal and community cultural heritage collections, such as books, documents, photographs, textiles, paintings, sculptures, furniture and decorative arts.

NJ State Library Orientation brings New Directors to Trenton

New library directors from across New Jersey attended a two-day orientation at the NJ State Library, Trenton, to gain knowledge of the the tools and resources they would need to successfully manage their libraries.

New Directors Training 2013

Mary Chute, NJ State Librarian (pictured above), kept the group up-to-date on state budget issues and gave tips on wor

Mary L. Chute begins her journey as New Jersey State Librarian

Mary L. Chute, former deputy director for Libraries at the Institute of Museum and Library Services, officially assumed the title of New Jersey State Librarian on Monday, July 23, 2012.

Retirement Party Celebrates the Career of NJ State Librarian Norma Blake

A retirement party was held for New Jersey State Librarian Norma Blake,in celebration of her 37 years in New Jersey's libraries, at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal on June 15, 2012.

Norma Blake

Library Sustainability & Funding Issues to be Discussed at Conference May 23

The New Jersey State Library, LibraryLinkNJ and the New Jersey Library Association are hosting Keeping the Vision While Keeping the Lights On on May 23, 2012, that will help plan the future of libraries in New Jersey.  Joan Frye Williams and George Needham have been invited to lead the discussion of the issues facing NJ libraries, including making hard choices and sustaining the services that are of most value to our customers.

ALA Preservation Week, April 22-28

The American Library Association’s third national collections Preservation Week will take place April 22-28, 2012.  Preservation Week is an opportunity to connect the care of collections and family treasures with your communities.  Over the last two years, hundreds of events to provide preservation education to the public have taken place in public, academic, and school libraries, state agencies, archives, and historical societies. 

Celebrate National Library Week, April 8 - 14

It's National Library Week and whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for free activities for your children, a student searching for your next favorite book, or checking out a recent movie, you belong @ your library.

New Jersey State Librarian Norma Blake to Retire, Concluding 36-Year Career

New Jersey State Librarian Norma Blake announced that she plans to retire this July, closing the book on a distinguished career that has served New Jersey libraries for more than 36 years, including 10 years as the New Jersey State Librarian.

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.”

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