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New Jersey State LibraryJune 18, 2015

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NJ Council for the Humanities Community Discussion Grants Program

Grants of up to $500 will be awarded.
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NJ Council for the Humanities Horizons Speakers Bureau Program

Available topics range from cultural studies to public policy. Registration fee is $50.
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Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive Program

This day-long, hands-on program increases practical knowledge through hands-on salvage of a simulated disaster. July 15 in Mahwah; July 22  in Blackwood. Registration deadline is one week before the class.
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8th Annual Family Success Conference 

Hosted by the NJ Dept. of Children and Families (DCF), the conference will take place Wed., June 24th, 9:30am-3pm at the DCF Professional Center, located at 30 Van Dyke Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.  This event will feature plenary sessions, workshops and networking opportunities – a great conference for NJ librarians to attend.  Submit registration to Bianca Scardina at the Rutgers Office of Continuing Prof. Education, at You will be asked to select from a variety of workshops and are urged to complete the registration as soon as possible, as several of the workshops are already nearing capacity.
Access the Registration Packet.

Free Trustee Academy Webinar Series

The Trustee Academy Webinar Series by ALA’s United for Libraries will be available July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. The Trustee Academy is a series of online courses to help Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries. The New Jersey State Library, along with the New Jersey Library Trustee Association has contracted for 100 site licenses (one per library) that provide the Trustees and library director with one year of access  to the Trustee Academy. All of the online courses are taught by a professional in the field. Sign up now! 

BARD Mobile for Android has arrived!

This app allows TBBC patrons to download audiobooks and audio magazines directly to their Android devices using their BARD accounts.  The app is available for devices running Android OS 4.1 or later.A user guide is available from the bookshelf of the app and online in HTML format at

2016 NJLA Conference Proposals Due Nov. 20

The 2016 NJLA Conference will be held May 16-18, at Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City.

MentorNJ Program – Networking Date Change

This joint initiative, funded by the New Jersey State Library and LibraryLinkNJ, aims to strengthen relationships in the New Jersey library community and provide an avenue for collegial collaboration and support.

  • In-person Networking Event: Friday, Oct. 2, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

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Ready To Work NJ! Tell Your Patrons About It!

The New Jersey Community College Consortium recently launched  The Ready to Work New Jersey program, designed to connect employers with the long-term unemployed. Thanks to a $10 million federal grant and another $2 million from the NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development, employers are able to hire individuals within the program and receive a subsidy for their salary. Additionally, the long term unemployed that participate in the program receive free professional development and employability skills training at their local community college.

Continuing Education and Training

The State Library maintains a listing of webinars of interest to the New Jersey library community. These webinars are offered at no charge by various organizations, including LYRASIS and WebJunction.
Take advantage of statewide programs and discounted training from LYRASIS and WebJunction.

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