EMI_logo Participate in EMI’s Flooding Virtual Tabletop Exercise

Posted January 21, 2015 by

Flooding is the most common disaster our communities face, and as such, we should all be prepared to respond. As part of the 2015 VTTX series, FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute is conducting a four-hour exercise to help participants better coordinate their response operations with counterparts from local governments, state governments, federal agencies, private-sector organizations, and nongovernmental […] Read More

FEMA logo Building a Cultural Preparedness Network

Posted January 21, 2015 by

FEMA News Release FDRC/FIRC Helps Cultural Community Build Preparedness Network EATONTOWN, N.J. – On the sunny morning of September 15, 2014, members of New Jersey cultural resources community gathered at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Sandy Recovery Office to talk about the challenges they face in protecting the state’s cultural resources and figure out ways […] Read More

webjunction_logo WebJunction Courses For NJ Libraries

Posted January 16, 2015 by

  Information for NJ librarians:   WebJunction’s free, online course catalog has over 25 self-paced, online courses on library topics, as well as over 100 curated webinar archives ready and available when you are. Create a free WebJunction learner account today, and you’ll find a wide range of topics, including Customer Service, Library Management, and […] Read More

CFPB-Article-201407181129 Information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Library Financial Education Webinar Series Tune in to our monthly webinar series intended to instruct library staff on how to discuss financial education topics with their patrons. From time to time, we will also invite experts from other government agencies and nonprofit organizations to speak on other key topics of interest, too, so watch for […] Read More

Christina Cucci Saddle River, NJ, Library Media Specialist Selected as Emerging Leader

Posted January 15, 2015 by

The New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL), the professional organization for school librarians in the state of New Jersey, is pleased to announce that Christina Cucci, library media specialist at Reynolds School in Upper Saddle River, has been selected to participate in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2015 class of Emerging Leaders. The ALA Emerging Leaders program is designed to […] Read More

nedcclogo NEDCC’s Digital Directions Conference Comes To the East Coast!

Posted January 15, 2015 by

DIGITAL DIRECTIONS Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections August 3-5, 2015 Raleigh Convention Center Raleigh, North Carolina SAVE THE DATE  –  Registration Now Open! Guided by a faculty of national experts, join colleagues from institutions large and small for two and a half days of instruction on best practices and practical strategies for the […] Read More

culturalalliancesmall In New Jersey, Collaboration is Key

Posted January 15, 2015 by

A number of initiatives have contributed to the recent spate of activity that is enabling the Garden State’s cultural heritage and emergency management communities to move forward together on emergency preparedness. From the Regional Emergency Response Networks project in 2012 to the creation of the New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response network in 2014, New […] Read More

ala_news Rapid growth in 3D printer use raises public policy issues for libraries and society

Posted January 9, 2015 by

The following information is from ALA News.       For Immediate Release Tue, 01/06/2015 Contact: Larra Clark Deputy Director, Office for Information Technology Policy ALA Washington Office 202-628-8410 lclark@alawash.org WASHINGTON, D.C.— Public policy issues surrounding 3D printers are now coming to the fore as the technology becomes more widely available in America’s libraries and […] Read More

Joseph A. Grabas 2 The Tales Exposed in Wills & Property Deeds

Posted January 8, 2015 by

Author Talk Explored Tidbits of NJ’s History through Land Records & Deeds On Jan. 7, Joseph A. Grabas, an expert in land title research, gave a fascinating perspective of the history of NJ during the State Library’s monthly lunch-time author talk. Based on his book Owning New Jersey: Historic Tales of War, Property Disputes and the Pursuit of […] Read More