mayday_heritage_15 Prepare for MayDay 2015: Join the Movement!

Posted April 16, 2015 by

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) is proud to carry on Heritage Preservation’s MayDay initiative encouraging libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and preservation organizations to set aside May 1, 2015, to examine and increase their preparedness for emergencies. Any organization can participate in MayDay. Last year staff […] Read More

Photo of man giving thanks with closed hands TBBC Celebrates National Volunteer Week

Posted April 15, 2015 by

It’s National Volunteer Week and the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) joins the nation to honor volunteers.  TBBC is blessed with a cadre of generous people who volunteer their time to record books, newspaper articles and grocery flyers for Audiovision and who offer clerical support to TBBC.  Audiovision is a […] Read More

Joe Fisicaro, vice president of the NJ State Board of Education, David Hespe, acting commissioner, NJ Department of Education, Matthew Vona and Sarah Jordan, students at Clearview Regional High School in Mullica Hill, Arlen Kimmelman, NJASL president-elect, and Luann Amodeo, NJASL's liaison to the NJ Department of Education. April is School Library Month

Posted April 10, 2015 by

The New Jersey State Board of Education (NJSBE) adopted a Resolution during their meeting on April 1 to join the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) in recognizing April 2015 as School Library Month. NJASL President Arlen Kimmelman accepted the Resolution on behalf of school librarians across our State.   Mrs. Kimmelman invited two of her students […] Read More

preservationlogo Preservation Week PSAs

Posted April 8, 2015 by

During Preservation Week libraries all over the country present events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared history. Preservation Week was created in 2010 because some 630 million items in collecting institutions require immediate attention and care. Eighty percent of these institutions have no paid staff assigned responsibility […] Read More

preservationweeklogo Quick Tips to Save Your Stuff

Posted April 8, 2015 by

Use these quick tips as a starting point for taking care of your precious items. Learn more about Preservation Week. Audio Store magnetic media (cassettes or reel to reel) or discs (CDs and LPs) vertically in a cool dry place. Make sure playback equipment is clean and in good working order. Label containers with the […] Read More

Book stack Selected New Books List – April 2015 (2015-1)

Posted April 1, 2015 by

Are you looking for something to read? Check out the Selected New Books List 2015-1 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

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