Director attendees 10 NJ Library Directors “Shared, Refreshed & Discovered” at Summit

Posted October 9, 2015 by

  In response to a statewide survey of library directors, the New Jersey State Library and LibraryLinkNJ organized a one day training event to provide experienced library directors with best practices and the latest developments in the areas of library law, staff management and funding. Share, Refresh, Discover: The NJ Public Library Directors Summit was held October […] Read More

Info-History of New Jersey Diners Author Talk on New Jersey’s Diners on October 21st

Posted October 8, 2015 by

New Jersey is universally recognized as the Diner Capital of the World. New Jersey’s highways and main streets are sprinkled with the silver Airstreams and neon signs of the classic American diner. But more than eggs-over-easy and coffee is the intrinsic role they have played in the state’s culture and industry for more than one […] Read More

Anniversary Cake Youth Services Forum Celebrates 25 Years

Posted October 8, 2015 by

Over 160 public and school librarians from around the state convened at the Monroe Township Public Library  for the 25th Youth Services Forum on Oct. 7.  Keynoting the event was Marc Aaronson, a professor at Rutgers University’s School of Information and Communication. The award-winning children’s and young adult author, book reviewer, editor, historian and publisher offered his […] Read More

pile of books Selected New Books – October 2015

Posted October 6, 2015 by

Are you looking for something to read? Check out the Selected New Books List , 2015-2  where you’ll find titles recently added to State Library collections in the following subject areas: business, computers, foundations, history,  U.S. documents, libraries, medicine & health and science & nature, in addition to New York Times bestseller titles we’ve acquired. If you’re […] Read More

buffet 2 Celebrating Our Diversity Through Food

Posted October 1, 2015 by

From Hummus, California Rolls and Pasta e fagioli to English cheeses, shoo fly pie and black eyed peas, State Library staff paid homage to their diverse ethnic backgrounds with a lunch hosted by the Recreation Committee at the Talking Book and Braille Center. Participating staff members each brought a dish representative of their heritage to […] Read More

PrepareAthon Librarian’s Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency Guidebook and Workbook

Posted September 30, 2015 by

September 2015, marks the 12th annual National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the US Department of Homeland Security. One goal of Homeland Security is to educate the public about how to prepare for emergencies, including natural disasters, mass casualties, biological and chemical threats, radiation emergencies, and terrorist attacks. Would […] Read More

Maureen Wlodarczyk Unique & Quirky New Jersey

Posted September 16, 2015 by

From charlatans to a “suffrage torch,” New Jersey has seen its characters, personalities and odd stories become legend through the years, and Maureen Wlodarczyk’s books bring those tales to life.  In an author talk at the NJ State Library on September 16, she recounted 7 of the 36 stories from her book Jersey! Then…Again, which covers the […] Read More