Paul Stillwell on the Battleship New Jersey. State Library Acquires Battleship New Jersey Oral History; Banit Interview on Comcast Newsmakers

Posted December 24, 2014 by

Dec 24, 2014 The New Jersey State Library has acquired a copy of the Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) oral history collection. The collection consists of 320 video and audio interviews of U.S. Navy crewmembers, U.S. Marine Corps personnel, other military veterans, and civilians who helped construct or maintain the Battleship New Jersey. The collection will […] Read More

mhfa-usa-logo2 Mental Health First Aid Classes Returning in 2015

Posted December 19, 2014 by

              The State Library was recently awarded an Outreach to Consumers grant award in the amount of $15,000 from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region. The funds are being used to purchase approximately 100 seats for library staff to be trained in Mental Health First […] Read More

Magazine-Logo-for-web400px Sheltering in the Stacks

Posted December 18, 2014 by

When disaster strikes, where do you go? After Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc throughout the state in late 2012, people went to their local libraries. The day after the storm passed, New Jersey libraries rallied, and were the places residents flocked to as they began to put their lives back together. Libraries, even those without power, […] Read More

BestPractices Best Practices in Early Literacy Award: Applications due February 9, 2015

Posted December 17, 2014 by

The New Jersey State Library wishes to recognize four public libraries from across the state with innovative and successful programs currently in place for children from birth to six years, their families and caregivers.   The winning public libraries will each receive a $1000 mini-grant from the New Jersey State Library.  The State Library will publish […] Read More

LibraryLinkNJ Meeting Sign LibraryLinkNJ Fall 2014 Membership Meeting

Posted December 15, 2014 by

The LibraryLinkNJ fall membership meeting was held via videoconference at three different locations on Dec.2: Rutgers University’s Alexander Library, Rowan University’s Chamberlain Student Center and Passaic County Community College’s Wanaque Academic Center. Following the business meeting, John Blyberg, assistant director for innovation and user experience at Darien Library, Ct., discussed “The Language of Experience: Understanding and […] Read More

LYRASIS_Logo Lyrasis Digital & Preservation Classes & Events for December

Posted December 4, 2014 by

December class spotlight: Caring for Originals during Scanning Projects December 11, 10 am – 12 pm ET – Live Online Are you planning a digitization process at your institution? Have you considered the preservation implications of such a project? It is important that the preservation concerns be included in the planning portion of digitization programs. By […] Read More

Book stack Author David Veasey Provides a Glimpse into Jersey’s Past

Posted December 3, 2014 by

In the final installment of the NJ State Library’s Notable New Jersey Series on Dec. 3, author David Veasey took his audience back to the 1600’s via a slideshow of some of the state’s, and nation’s, oldest and most historic buildings and locations.  Based on his book, New Jersey Then and Now, Veasey’s photos served to show the history, […] Read More

Logo of the NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center TBBC is Recording Books!

Posted December 1, 2014 by

The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) is thrilled to announce that our first recorded audiobook, “The Soprano State,” is now available for downloading! This book can be downloaded by anyone registered with the national Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site of the National Library Service for the Blind and […] Read More

logo Climate Change Toolkit Offers Insight into Potential Hazards

Posted November 25, 2014 by

November 25, 2014 Climate change is resulting in unpredictable and severe weather. In addition to increased risk of wildfires and drought, sea level rise will affect millions. The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit provides information on how to prepare for and mitigate the potential hazards of climate change. The toolkit includes planning assistance, case studies, and […] Read More