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  • The Braille and Audio Reading Download Site (BARD)

    Submitted by mkaplan on Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 12:54pm

    The Braille and Audio Reading Download site (BARD) is down today for maintenance.  We expect the BARD service to be restored tomorrow.

    If you have questions, call us at 800-792-8322.

  • The State of America’s Libraries, 2014

    Submitted by tmcclary on Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:15am

    Libraries continue to transform to meet society’s needs

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  • Steps Down the Evolutionary Road | Periodicals Price Survey 2014

    Submitted by tmcclary on Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:13am

    The birth of the World Wide Web 25 years ago was the big bang event that spurred more change in the serials and scholarly publishing world than seen in...

  • ALA Releases 2014 State of America’s Libraries Report Including List of Most Challenged Books of 2013

    Submitted by tmcclary on Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:11am

    The full text report (HTML) is available here. A PDF version is “coming...

  • Paterson Public Library, N.J.'s first, celebrates 129th birthday

    Submitted by tmcclary on Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:07am

    Fifteen-year-old David Turner visits the Paterson Free Public Library about five days a week. The Paterson teenager tutors younger kids, reads, does his...

  • Five open source tools libraries need to know about

    Submitted by tmcclary on Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 10:05am

    There was a time when working in the library I found it very frustrating (as many librarians do) that there were so few options for software that...

  • National Library Legislative Day (NLLD)

    Submitted by tmcclary on Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 1:49pm
    Registration for NLLD 2014 (May 5 & 6) is now open! With all that’s happened in Washington in the past year—threats to eliminate the federal agency that administers...
  • Grant Writing 101 Workshops

    Submitted by tmcclary on Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 1:47pm
    The New Jersey State Library is pleased to announce a series of Grant Writing 101 workshops to be held in May. The presenter will be Marian Deeney, grants manager from the State...
  • Free Civics and Citizenship Toolkit is Available

    Submitted by tmcclary on Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 1:35pm
    Are you in search of free educational materials for immigrants? The Civics and Citizenship Toolkit is the perfect resource to help your organization begin or...
  • New Jersey Librarians Get $116,000 in Makerspace Grants

    Submitted by tmcclary on Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 1:32pm
    A neglected garden in the courtyard of Old Bridge (NJ) Public Library will soon be transformed, part of a horticultural program that will teach gardening...
  • WestlawNext: Westlaw’s New Platform for Legal Research

    Submitted by tmcclary on Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 10:22am
  • Genealogy 2: Using Ancestry.com to Search U.S. Census Schedules: A Hands-on Workshop

    Submitted by tmcclary on Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 10:18am
  • Hands-on Raspberry Pi 3: Setting up a Home Theater

    Submitted by tmcclary on Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 10:07am
  • Celebration Weeks & Promotional Events 2014-2015

    Submitted by tmcclary on Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 10:04am

    ALA's offices and divisions sponsor a variety of library promotions throughout the year that libraries of all types all across the country can get involved...

  • An Invitation to the World of Donald Culross Peattie

    Submitted by jshaw on Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 9:18am

    As a lover of books and an inveterate reader, as I presume you to be since you are reading this blog, I imagine that one of the great pleasures in life for you, as it is for me, is discovering a new author, one whose books you find...

  • The Library will be closed on Good Friday, April 18th.

    Submitted by mnizolek on Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 10:05am
    Event date(s):  Fri, 18 Apr 2014, 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • The Perfect Partnership: Public Libraries and Homeschoolers

    Submitted by tmcclary on Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 10:25am
    According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics 2013 report, the number of school-aged children being homeschooled has...
  • Career-Changers – How the Public Library Can Help

    Submitted by tmcclary on Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 10:20am
    Librarianship was a second career for me. Changing paths was not easy at any step along the way. Now, I am watching my partner go through the same process. I...
  • Pew/Gates Foundations’ Library Studies Close with Look at User Engagement

    Submitted by tmcclary on Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 10:04am

    The last of a series of Pew Research Center studies examining the changing face of library service in the 21st century was released in March, offering...

  • The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

    Submitted by tmcclary on Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 10:03am

    An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed...