webjunction_logo WebJunction Courses For NJ Librarians

Posted March 25, 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 Programming […] Read More

Photo of person reading braille Braille is Literacy!

Posted March 25, 2015 by

Is Braille obsolete?  Most certainly not!  Braille is literacy. It is the tactile reading system used by the blind and is essential to developing reading and writing skills. Enjoy this piece from the New Tech City program of WNYC on just how important Braille is to the literacy of several children and young adults. Read More

enthusiastic reader awards NJASL 2015 Enthusiastic Reader Awards

Posted March 18, 2015 by

The New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) honored the winners of the 2015 Enthusiastic Reader Award Contest at NJASL’s Annual Spring Event on Saturday, March 14, at William Paterson University, Wayne. Enthusiastic Reader Awards are presented annually to nine students in New Jersey who exhibit an enthusiasm for reading, sharing books, using books for […] Read More

Photograph of the Cresskill Public Library Cresskill Public Library Joins the BARD Pilot Project

Posted March 17, 2015 by

The Cresskill Public Library now offers local BARD downloading assistance for TBBC members who live in Cresskill.  Downloading audiobooks and audio magazines from the Braille and Audio Reading Download site (BARD) can be difficult for some TBBC members. TBBC is so glad to have The Cresskill Public Library on board and we thank the library […] Read More

Michael Aaron Rockland explaining a suspension bridge 2 Rockland Profiles the Busiest Bridge in the World

Posted March 4, 2015 by

The inspiration to write a book may be sparked by many things: childhood experiences, relationships, a quest for knowledge or an interest that has not been written about. The latter was the inspiration for Michael Aaron Rockland, who could not find any books about the George Washington Bridge when visiting the Morristown, NJ library. In doing his research, he uncovered […] Read More

NJ Makers Day Flyer New Jersey Makers Day – March 21, 2015

Posted February 27, 2015 by

Join the growing MAKER CULTURE of young and old to learn about and experience practical doing and tinkering with 3-D printing, electronics, CNC tools, metalworking, woodworking and all sorts of technology-related arts and crafts that are part of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) world. On Saturday, March 21, 2015 makers from across New Jersey will be coming […] Read More

newjersey-quarter NJ Cultural Alliance for Response Selects Officers

Posted February 27, 2015 by

On Feb. 17, 2015, the NJ Cultural Alliance for Response met at the NJ State Library to adopt their by-laws of incorporation and select officers. Michelle Stricker, associate director of NJSL Library Support Services (center) was selected chair of the alliance; Karl Niederer (left), coordinator of outreach and strategic partnerships NJ Historic Preservation Office, selected […] Read More

Brandi Grosso, Vineland PL, TBBC program on tablet Two Day Training Orients New Library Directors

Posted February 25, 2015 by

Twenty-one new library directors from across New Jersey convened at the NJ State Library for two jam-packed days of training Feb. 18 & 25, 2015, to learn more about State Library services and better perform in their jobs.  Topics covered everything from library law to marketing, budgets & finance to purchasing. Michele Stricker, associate director […] Read More

TBBC New Talking Book & Braille Center Library Partners

Posted February 25, 2015 by

The NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) welcomes 20 new library partners to the BARD Pilot Project. The purpose of the BARD Pilot Project is to offer TBBC members community-based assistance, at local public libraries, with downloading audiobooks and audio magazines from the Braille and Audio Reading Download site (BARD), a service […] Read More

mhfa-usa-logo2 Mental Health First Aid Classes Added for March 2015

Posted February 20, 2015 by

The State Library has added a new location for library staff to be trained in Mental Health First Aid. This training enables library staff members to deal calmly and effectively with customers who may be suffering from stress or mental health issues in their lives at no cost to them. Participants will earn a Mental […] Read More