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NJLA fundraising campaign announcement

November 23rd 2020

FYI,   Just haring this announcement that was posted by Beth Cackowski, Cherry Hill Public Library, on the LLNJ Forum today. Early Black Friday release! Show your love of all things Jersey (especially NJ libraries) by buying this t-shirt to support the New Jersey Library Association. This unisex tee is super soft, universally flattering, comes in your choice of charcoal or NJLA red, and is available for only a limited time! The fundraising campaign ends on December 5th so that shirts will be shipped in time for C ...Continue Reading

GN-comics related surveys for public libraries to complete if interested

November 20th 2020

FYI, Dear Colleagues, I would like to invite you to participate in an online survey about crowdfunded comics in libraries.  This voluntary online survey will focus on where comics fall within your library collections, how selectors choose which comics to acquire, whether selectors are able to purchase crowdfunded materials, what types of crowdfunded materials are purchased, and what barriers there are to purchasing crowdfunded and self-published works. The survey is expected to take ...Continue Reading

CSLP D+I Library Services for Customers With Accessibility Adaptations Training Session on December 10 at 11 Am Central, Noon EST

November 19th 2020

FYI,   I’m sharing this webinar information about a CSLP sponsored webinar. Space is limited to 200 attendees but it will be recorded. I’ll share the recording with you afterward in case you can’t make it. ~Sharon   “Are you trying to figure out how to make your library more accessible? Do you need help planning programming for children who need adaptations to use the library or to attend an event? The Collaborative Summer Reading Program's Diversity and Inclusion committee has invited Kaitlyn Hodges (Sp ...Continue Reading

Youth Services Job Openings

November 19th 2020

FYI, Here are a few job openings in case anyone’s interested. ~Sharon Teen Librarian – Youth Services Filing*Deadline: November 30, 2020* Full Time Union Position Hours: 35 hours per week | Salary: $50,391.36 About the Position: The Cherry Hill Public Library is seeking to hire a creative, energetic, and well-read Teen Services Librarian for the Youth Services Department. We are a state of the art library in a thriving and diverse suburban community. The successful candidate will be a responsible and flexible individua ...Continue Reading

ALSC-Candlewick Press "Light the Way" Grant Accepting Applications

November 18th 2020

Please excuse cross postings ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way" Grant The award consists of a $3,000 grant to assist a library in conducting exemplary and replicable outreach to underserved populations through a /new/ and innovative program or an /expansion of work already being done/. The ALSC/Candlewick Press “Light the Way” Grant is open to any project that seeks to engage an underserved population of children from birth up to the age of 14. Special population children may include (but ar ...Continue Reading

NJ Legislature Approves Initial Round of Library Construction Projects

November 18th 2020

FYI, I know that library directors have been receiving information about funding for the NJ Library Construction Bond Act but I thought you might be interested in the information as well. The initial list of libraries receiving funding is listed in the press release. ~Sharon *NJ Legislature Approves Initial Round of Library Construction Projects* The New Jersey State Library is pleased to announce that proposed projects for the first round of funding from the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act have been approved ...Continue Reading

Unlimited access to Book Connections through January 24, 2021

November 16th 2020

FYI, I attended the virtual SLJ Summit and as part of my attendance I received unlimited access to Book Connections through January 24, 2021. I was told I could share this with library colleagues. If you don’t already have a free trial with Book Connections, feel free to access it. Book Connections personalizes and deepens everyone's connections to children's and YA books with audio and video resources that bring books to life. It enriches library programming, reader's advisory, book promotion, summer rea ...Continue Reading

Seeking Jurors for 2021 Eisner Grants and Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Public Libraries Open

November 16th 2020

FYI,   Seeking Jurors for the 2021 Eisner Grants! The 2021 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries cycle is now open (see below for application information), and we need your help selecting grant recipients! The objective of the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries is to facilitate library-generated programs and services that will promote graphic novels to library patrons and to the local community. If you are interested in serving as a juror, complete the committee volunteer form by December 16 ...Continue Reading

Update- Miss Jolie's Virtual Children's Program Options

November 16th 2020

FYI,   Just sharing this for informational purposes only.   Miss Jolie is currently booking virtual children's programs (geared towards ages 1-6!) for the Winter & Spring! See below for the affordable option to join a group program, or schedule a private program for your library.    You can schedule a classic "Move & Groove with Miss Jolie", OR offer a different themed program each month- ex: Gobble & Groove, Winter Wonderland, Welcome Spring with Miss Jolie!    ...Continue Reading

FW: CATS TitleTalks and Patron Engagement webinars

November 9th 2020

FYI,   CATS TitleTalks with registration links.   ~Sharon   All the best,   Sharon Rawlins, MLS, she/her/hers Youth Services Specialist for Lifelong Learning NJ State Library 185 West State St. P.O. Box 520 Trenton, NJ 08625-0520 sraw...@njstatelib.org 609-278-2640 ext. 116 609-278-2650 – fax / / *From:* JILL...@baker-taylor.com <jill...@baker-taylor.com> *Sent:* Monday, November 9, 2020 1:16 PM*To:* Sharon Rawlins <sraw...@njstatelib.org>*Subject:* CATS TitleTalks and Patron Engage ...Continue Reading