VCR_icon_red Bridgewater Teen Wins Summer Reading Teen Video Challenge

Posted May 13, 2015 by

NJ participated for the second year in the 2015 Teen Video Challenge (2015 TVC), a Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) sponsored competition for teens to create videos that promote reading, libraries, and the 2015 CSLP teen summer reading slogan, “Unmask.” Teens across the country were invited to create a 30 to 90 second video with their […] Read More

logo_aals First Ruth Toor Grant Won by Library Media Specialist at Clearview Regional High School

Posted May 12, 2015 by

Arlen Kimmelman, library media specialist at Clearview Regional High School in Mullica Hill, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 American Association of School Librarians’ Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries. Kimmelman also serves as the current president of the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Association of School Librarians. In it’s inaugural year, the […] Read More

SiteCues badge Sitecues added to State Library Website

Posted May 11, 2015 by

Do you have difficulty reading text on a web page? Would you like the text larger or have it read to you? Sitecues® by AiSquared is easy-to-use software designed to both magnify and read text on a web site. This is a simple tool particularly helpful to those with low vision or with reading disabilities. The New […] Read More

Thomas Healy Freedom of Speech vs. Oliver Wendell Holmes

Posted May 7, 2015 by

The Framers of the Constitution guaranteed freedom of speech and expression to the citizens of the United States with the First Amendment, which reads, in part, “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” But since the adoption of the Bill of  Rights, the judiciary has struggled to define speech and expression and […] Read More

nedcclogo NEDCC’s Revised and Expanded Preservation 101 – Now Available!

Posted May 5, 2015 by

NEDCC’S REVISED AND EXPANDED PRESERVATION 101 – NOW AVAILABLE! Just in time for Preservation Week 2015, NEDCC is pleased to announce the newly revised and expanded version of Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections. This free resource provides a basic introduction to the concepts and standards used to build an effective preservation […] Read More

Jen Apgar and Deborah Mercer-State Library Table-Capital City Bookfair Capital City Book fair outreach

Posted May 1, 2015 by

Recently the State Library and the Talking Book and Braille Center participated in the Capital City Book Fair. They shared information on services and programs with state employees and the local public. Pictured are Jennifer Apgar, Talking Book and Braille Center and Deborah Mercer, State Library Information Center. Read More

rtw Ready To Work New Jersey

Posted May 1, 2015 by

The Ready to Work New Jersey (RTWNJ) program is run by the NJ Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development on behalf of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges in partnership with other organizations. Funded with state and federal grants, the program provides training and job development services, and on-the-job training for the long-term unemployed […] Read More

(from left) Robert Grimmie, LWD Executive Director, Mary Chute, NJ State Librarian, and LWD Deputy Labor Commissioner, Aaron Fichtner. Christie Administration Unveils Innovative Partnership to Connect New Jersey Workers with Employment Services at Their Local Libraries

Posted April 28, 2015 by

$2.5M Grant from State Department of Labor Will Expand Workforce Services for Job-Seekers Expanding opportunities for New Jersey job-seekers to connect with employment and training resources, the Christie Administration announced an innovative partnership with local public libraries across the state during the New Jersey Library Association annual conference in Long Branch today. The $2.5 million […] Read More

doniaconn Ask Your Preservation Question

Posted April 28, 2015 by

Ask preservation expert Donia Conn a question about preserving your family photos, letters or documents. Each month one question will be selected at random and the contributor will receive a Document Preservation Kit from Hollinger Metal Edge. Learn more about the Dear Donia Monthly Raffle and read answers to questions submitted in previous months. Read More