From left: Alison Bryant, Mary Chute, Rep. Rush Holt, MaryEllen Firestone, Emily Sheketoff, Terrie McCall, Patricia Tumulty. Rep. Rush Holt Joined NJ State Librarian and Library Advocates to Announce New Law Recognizing Libraries in Workforce Development

  On Monday, July 28, 2014, U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) joined leading state and federal library advocates to announce a new law that integrates local libraries with federal job training programs. A press conference highlighting the law Rep. Holt helped write to include libraries in federal job training programs was held at East Brunswick Public […] Read More

photo-mural-cropped-web (2) IMLS Site Visit to NJSL, and a Trip to Trenton Public Library!

  Timothy Owens, Senior Program Officer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, performed a site visit to the New Jersey State Library July  22-23 as part of his Grants to States program duties. While he was in Trenton, State Librarian Mary Chute and Deputy State Librarian Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer arranged a visit for him […] Read More

Photo of Mr. Alex with Brian from the Work Skills Preparation Program of The College of New Jersey Work Skills Students Volunteer at TBBC

The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) is so fortunate. Once again, students of The Work Skills Preparation Program (WSPP) are volunteering their time to help us meet the requests of our library’s members. The WSPP is a partnership between The College of New Jersey’s Center for Sensory and Complex Disabilities (TCNJ) […] Read More

Evesham Library Disaster-Related Awardee Project Reports (Lunch with the RML session)

Presenters: • Bridget Quinn-Carey, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Queens Public Library • Michele Stricker, Associate Director, Library Support Services, New Jersey State Library Date / Time: Thursday, July 31, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET) Where: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lunch2 Online / No Registration Required Summary: Bridget will provide a report for the Queens […] Read More

Fizz.Boom.Read.Stacked.000 (2) New Jersey Public Libraries 2014 Statewide Summer Reading Program

It’s mid July and children, teens and adults are enjoying participating in summer reading programs in their local NJ public libraries. Science is the theme this year and kids are enthusiastic about the slogan “Fizz, Boom, Read” while teens are discovering how to “Spark a Reaction” and adults are exploring “Literary Elements.” Readers of all […] Read More

ala_stacked_color Mimi Lee Appointed to ALA International Relations Committee

At the American Library Association 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Mimi Lee, adult, urban and diversity services consultant for the NJ State Library, helped the American Library Association’s International Relations Office bring Korean delegations from the Korean Library Association for a one hour discussion with ALA members, at which Lee served as interpreter. The […] Read More

At the inauguration brunch, from left: Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, Mimi Lee, Sharon Rawlins, Jennifer Podolsky, Liz Burns. Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer Inaugurated as New ASCLA President

At the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, deputy state librarian for the NJ State Library, was inaugurated as new president of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, a division of ALA. ASCLA is the premiere destination for ALA members to find information and build capacity to […] Read More

Picture1 CMS Initiative Helps People Make the Most of Their New Health Coverage

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a national initiative “From Coverage to Care” (C2C), which is designed to help answer questions that people may have about their new health coverage, to help them make the most of their new benefits, including taking full advantage of primary care and preventive services.  It […] Read More