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NJLA Executive Board Nominations

The Executive Board currently seeks candidates for the following positions for the 2022-2023 year. Terms begin on July 1, 2022.

  • First Vice President/President-Elect - Member with the highest number of votes: enters a three-year term (First Vice President/President-Elect; NJLA President; Past President)  Member with the second-highest number of votes: becomes Second Vice President (one-year term)
  • Treasurer (two-year term)
  • Secretary (one-year term)
  • ALA councilor (three-year term)
  • Member-at-Large (three-year term)

Click here for position descriptions and responsibilities.

The Nominations and Election Committee is accepting nomination petitions up until February 1, 2022. Only NJLA members in good standing (current on their membership) will be accepted as candidates. To facilitate the nominations process, interested candidates should complete the form below. A statement about your interest in the position and a short biography are required

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Governor Murphy Announces Second Round of Funding for Library Construction Bond Act

Governor Phil Murphy today announced the second round of funding for the Library Construction Bond Act (LCBA), which allocates $37 million to 36 library projects from 13 counties across New Jersey. The Library Bond Act was approved by voters in 2017 and authorizes $125 million in state bonds for technology updates, building improvements, and other library projects across the state.

The first round of funding, which allocated $87.5 million, was announced in January 2020. The list of projects for the second round of funding has been submitted to the Legislature and will be signed by Governor Murphy once it reaches his desk. Click here to read the full statement.

 


2022 NJLA Minimum Public Library Salary Recommendations

The Personnel Administration Subcommittee updated this guide from the 2020 version using a great deal of data available and provided a thorough and transparent background of the process and the justification for the numbers that appear on the guide itself. It’s important to note that we all understand that this is meant to serve as a guide, not necessarily dictate specific decisions made at the local level, and NJLA recognizes that cost of living and sources of library revenue vary greatly both geographically throughout NJ as well as simply from library-to-library. Click here to review.

 


 NJ Community Leaders Share Their New Year’s Resolutions

Read the article featuring NJLA's Executive Director on New Jersey Monthly.

 


NJLA Hosts Kickoff Meeting for Access Navigators Pilot Program

On Wednesday, November 10th, at Monroe Township Library, the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) hosted a kickoff meeting for all 12 public libraries that were selected to participate in the Access Navigators Pilot Project funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Read the article on https://www.njstatelib.org.


 NJLA Announces 12 Libraries to Participate in the Access Navigator Program

The New Jersey Library Association is pleased to announce that 12 public libraries have been selected to participate in its Access Navigators Program. The 12 libraries cover nine counties around New Jersey. The libraries were selected, following a rigorous application process.

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  Per Capita State Aid Increased by $1million in New Jersey’s FY22 Budget

 The Executive Board of the New Jersey Library Association is pleased to announce that a $1 million increase in Per Capita State Aid (PCSA), is included in the State of New Jersey’s FY22 Budget, signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy on June 29, 2021. This is the first time that the PCSA has received a positive adjustment in over 10 years!

 Click here for the full article in the South Jersey Observer

 

Established in 1890, the NJLA is the oldest and largest library organization in New Jersey.

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

Our office in Bordentown, NJ provides services to over 1700 members.

 

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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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