Photo of books surrounded by headphones TBBC Broadcasts Staff Picks!

Posted July 2, 2015 by

TBBC is thrilled to announce that we are now recording monthly staff picks! Print reviews will just not suffice for our readers, so we have produced MP3 recordings of book reviews written by TBBC staff. We thank our Audiovision volunteers for their narration.  All books reviewed are available on digital cartridge and in the Braille […] Read More

HHNJ Cheryl O'Connor & student O’Conner Honored by ASCLA

Posted July 1, 2015 by

Cheryl O’Conner, executive director of LibraryLinkNJ,  received the 2015 Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) Leadership and Professional Achievement Award for her hard work joining four vibrant, but independent regional cooperatives into one state-wide cooperative. O’Connor eloquently endowed the project with leadership, expertise, vision and commitment. Under her leadership, LibraryLinkNJ provides a variety of […] Read More

Adam Szczepaniak, Mayor Martin Pagliughi, Senator Jeff Van Drew Szczepaniak Receives 2015 Francis Joseph Campbell Award

Posted July 1, 2015 by

At the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco on June 27, Adam Stephen Szczepaniak, Jr., deputy state librarian and director of the NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, received the 2015 Francis Joseph Campbell Award from the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA). The awards program recognizes outstanding achievement within […] Read More

Twitter-official bird Use Twitter to stay current on government documents

Posted June 26, 2015 by

The State Library Information Center has many comprehensive collections that offer quality resources both in print and online. For three of the collections, U.S. Documents, New Jersey Documents and Funding, reference librarians tweet updates. If you would like to stay current in any one or all of these areas, follow us on twitter: U.S. Documents: […] Read More

Tom O'Malley over students New Program Offers Continuing Legal Education Credits

Posted June 19, 2015 by

In response to a request from the New Jersey Attorney Generals Advocacy Institute, the lawyers and paralegals from the Attorney General’s office and governor’s staff can earn continuing legal education credits at the NJ State Library. Experts from the State Library’s Law Library offer classes arranged by the Institute on a variety of topics and resources.  […] Read More

Adam Szczepaniak TBBC Golf Classic Heats Up Hopewell Valley Golf Course

Posted June 17, 2015 by

The fourth annual Talking Book and Braille Center Golf Classic was held at the Hopewell Valley Golf Course, Hopewell-Pennington Rd, Hopewell, on June 16. After a barbecue lunch, golfers tried their luck at the putting contest, then hit the steamy course at 1 p.m. An award dinner and auction followed.     See all the […] Read More

Michele-Stricker-cropped-&-resized-for-homepage Michele Stricker Appointed As Deputy State Librarian

Posted June 10, 2015 by

New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute announced that Michele Stricker, a resident of Burlington, NJ, has been selected as the New Jersey State Library’s new Deputy State Librarian for Lifelong Learning.  Reporting to the State Librarian, the Deputy State Librarian for Lifelong Learning serves as supervising director for a team of public library consultants who […] Read More

Roy Pedersen Impressions of the Jersey Shore from the 1940’s

Posted June 4, 2015 by

Although their art was not appreciated in the United States, the Jersey Shore had a large artist colony painting in the Impressionist style in the 1940’s. They are not household names like Monet, but their paintings of sites in Manasquan, Brielle, Sea Bright, Brick and Long Beach Island were exceptional. New Jersey boasted the top […] Read More

njwell_logo1 Getting Healthy on the Plaza

Posted June 4, 2015 by

The NJWELL program’s Inaugural Mid-Day Move, in which hundreds of state employees walked for one mile around the State House to promote wellness, took place Wednesday, June 3, from noon to 2 p.m. Approximately 20 vendors, including the State Library, were stationed along the route to provide information on healthy lifestyle choices. The YMCA of […] Read More