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NJLA CONFERENCE REGISTRATION REOPENED
REGISTER BY THURSDAY, MAY 23

Registration is re-opened for the 2024 NJLA Annual Conference. May 29-31, 2024 at Harrah's Casino. Register at bit.ly/NJLA2024

 


 

February 20, 2024

NJLA STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE FREEDOM TO READ

The New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) reaffirms its Statement Against Censorship, approved by the NJLA Executive Board on December 21, 2021, and supports S2421, the New Jersey Freedom to Read bill. 


January 26, 2024

NJLA MINI GRANTS

NJLA committees and sections are eligible to apply for a $750 mini grant to fund projects. Read about the mini grants and application guidelines at njla.org/mini-grants. Deadline May 15th. 

 


December 8, 2023

NJLA 2024 SALARY GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

The Executive Board approved NJLA's 2024 salary guide on Nov. 21. The guide is effective Jan. 1. The guide recommends minimum starting salaries which are 4% higher than those in the 2023 guide. NJLA recommends staff receive 2024 annual increases of at least 4%, or the minimum starting recommendation for the position, whichever is greater. New Jersey’s 2024 minimum wage will be $15.13 per hour. The cost of living and library revenue (from dedicated taxes and other government sources) vary greatly within New Jersey. This document is prepared as a guide for library workers, and for library boards and administrations in determining salary standards that can be supported by their individual organizations.

 


February 3, 2023

NJLA ON CENSORSHIP

NJLA categorically rejects any efforts to censor or remove materials from any library, based on content. We strongly affirm the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement, first published by the American Library Association in 1953. Libraries provide access to books and other library resources and services for the interest, information, education, and enlightenment of all people within the communities we serve. We do not exclude materials because of their origin, background, or the views of those contributing to their creation.

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The New Jersey Library Association:

  • Advocates for the advancement of library services for the residents of New Jersey
  • Provides continuing education & networking opportunities for librarians
  • Supports the principles of intellectual freedom & promotes access to library materials for all
  • Creates opportunities for new and future librarians
  • Strengthens our professional community

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NJLA Executive Board Full statement - Black Lives Matter

Black lives matter. NJLA acknowledges the structural racism in our organization and profession, and NJLA must do better.

NJLA Executive Board Full statement - Black Lives Matter The New Jersey Library Association stands in solidarity with the Black community, librarians, library workers, library users and with members of the communities we serve. We want our Black, People of Color and marginalized members to know you are valued, affirmed and supported. NJLA acknowledges that in order to continue moving forward, there needs to be consistent work towards recognizing our own biases, welcoming change and taking actions that impact policies and create positive change in the direction of equity and inclusion.

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