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Ports in a Storm Summit Prepares Libraries as "Second Responders" in Disasters

On Monday, April 8, at the Sheraton Eatontown, 6 Industrial Way East, a Disaster Recovery Summit took place sponsored by the New Jersey State Library in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Middle Atlantic Region, LibraryLinkNJ, and New Jersey Library Association.

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 Libraries Offer Assistance to Communities in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

In the wake of one of the worst storms to hit New Jersey in modern history, New Jersey’s libraries are striving to meet the needs of their communities in this time of disaster while simultaneously working toward full restoration of their services.

John Shaw Traces the Roots of the State Library

What better forum for presenting the genesis of the NJ State Library than at the State Library itself during one of the lunch-time Author Talks?

NJSL Awarded IMLS Connecting to Collections Implementation Grant for $238,755

Thanks to a $238,755 grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the New Jersey State Library will lead a two-year NJ Collections Care Initiative to address urgent collections care needs through educational programs and training.

Grant brings Regional Emergency Response Training to South Jersey Cultural Institutions

As part of a National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation and Access grant, the New Jersey State Library and LYRASIS Digital & Preservation Services brought cultural heritage professionals from institutions in south Jersey together to participate in the development of a Regional Emergency Response Network model for Atlantic and Cape May Counties.  Lyrasis received the grant fundi

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. 

New Directors Orientation Gives Important Overview of Responsibilities

Thirty library directors from across New Jersey came to Trenton on Feb. 22 & 29 to learn about everything from library law to e-reading in libraries during the State Library's annual New Directors Orientation.

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