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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.

Grow NJ Business Strong Workshops Get Strong Response from Business Owners

The NJ State Library has organized a series of free breakfast workshops for the NJ business community at libraries across the state. Workshops have been held at the Somerset County Library headquarters in Bridgewater, with Maria Semple, Principal of The Prospect Finder (photo below left) , teaching the workshop to a packed meeting room; the Hasbrouck Heights Library, taught by Lorrie Ng (photo right), also had a capacity audience; and at the Burlington County Library Westampton Branch with Carolinn Pocher Woody (bottom photo left) of Creative Communications.

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

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.

All Hands on Tech Event helps People Dive into New Gadgets

The NJ State Library hosted a lunch-time hands-on workshop for people wanting to learn more about how to work their new gadgets or to find out which gadget would be best for them.

Symposium Brings Understanding of How Libraries Can Relate to the Hip-Hop Culture

Shake Up Your Library, a symposium on using Hip Hop and Rap to attract teens and new adults to the library was sponsored by the New Jersey State Library, LibraryLinkNJ and NJLA for youth services librarians and other library staff who work with teens and new adults, or millennials.

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

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.

Registration Now Open for the 2012 NJ State Library Trustees Institute

The next New Jersey Library Trustee Institute will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the Sheraton Eatontown.

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