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Deadline extended: CSS officer candidates still needed!

February 16th 2018

Deadline extended: CSS officer candidates still needed! /Deadline extended:/ We still need you as a candidate for office in the Children’s Services Section of NJLA. Please consider running for one of the positions described below. Serving on the CSS Board is truly worthwhile and provides a chance to work with other dedicated and dynamic members of the profession. Please add your name to our slate of candidates by Wednesday, February 21. Details are below.Note that to make participation easier, we alternate online and ...Continue Reading

Suggest SRP theme for 2021 in public libraries

February 15th 2018

Hi, Everyone, Remember when I asked for suggestions for the upcoming years’ Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) themes for 2021 and 2022 in public libraries? The suggestions have been tallied and I’m asking for your help in selecting the themes for the 2021 statewide summer reading program. Please keep in mind that Salina Yoon (http://salinayoon.com) has been selected as our artist for 2021. Her works include /Duck, Duck/, /Porcupine!/, /Be a Friend/, /Found/, /Opposnakes/, /Kaleidoscope/, and the /Pe ...Continue Reading

REMINDER: 2018 CSLP Teen Video Challenge - Entry Deadline Feb. 28, 2018

February 14th 2018

Please excuse cross postings *_ _* *_2018 CSLP Teen Video Challenge – Deadline to receive the entry is February 28, 2018_* Teens from New Jersey are invited to participate in the 2018 Teen Video Challenge (2018 TVC). This national initiative, sponsored by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), encourages teens to create videos that promote reading, public libraries, and the 2018 CSLP teen summer reading slogan, “/Libraries Rock/.” New Jersey’s statewide summer reading committee will judge the winn ...Continue Reading

JOB POSTING: Piscataway Public Library - Teen Services Librarian: Part-Time, Temporary

February 11th 2018

JOB POSTING: Piscataway Public Library - Teen Services Librarian: Part-Time, Temporary Teen Services Librarian: Part-Time, Temporary.Piscataway Public Library***Description:*Piscataway Township is located in Middlesex County, across the river from the Rutgers University New Brunswick campus, and near the center of Einstein’s Alley - central New Jersey’s research and technology corridor. Boasting a richly diverse population of over 58,000, Piscataway is the home of several large corporate residents, including Johnson ...Continue Reading

REMINDER: Apply for the 2018 Best Practices in Early Literacy Award by March 5th

February 11th 2018

2018 Best Practices in Early Literacy Awards  The New Jersey State Library is accepting applications for the annual Best Practices in Early Literacy Award. The award honors up to four outstanding public libraries that currently provide exemplary literacy programs for children from birth to six years, their families and caregivers. The award provides a $1,000 honorarium, a certificate, and promotion of the winning library as a model program for other libraries. The winning libraries will be honored during the ...Continue Reading

Re: REMINDER: Enter Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip Sweepstakes by Feb. 12, 2018

February 11th 2018

Re: REMINDER: Enter Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip Sweepstakes by Feb. 12, 2018 Hi all,What do you think?SusanOn Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 6:32 PM, Sharon Rawlins sraw...@njstatelib.org <njy...@njstatelib.org> wrote: CSLP is partnering with Scholastic on this sweepstakes opportunity. See more information below. Libraries will not have to pay for any taxes (as opposed to what is stated in the rules).  ~Sharon Best, Sharon Rawlins, MLS Youth Services Specialist for Lifelong Learning NJ State Library 185 ...Continue Reading

We need candidates for officers for CSS!

February 9th 2018

FYI,* NJLA elections are coming this spring and we need candidates for officers for CSS! Please consider putting your name in for nomination by replying to this email. Details are given below. If you are able to give a little of your time for a real sense of satisfaction, as well as great networking possibilities, why not snap up this chance? If you would like to run for one of these positions, please reply to this message with the following information by February 14th: • Name • Desired posit ...Continue Reading

We need you for CSS Elections!

February 7th 2018

We need you for CSS Elections! *We need you for CSS Elections*NJLA elections are coming this spring and we need candidates for officers for CSS! Please consider putting your name in for nomination by replying to this email. Details are given below.If you are able to give a little of your time for a real sense of satisfaction, as well as great networking possibilities, why not snap up this chance? If you would like to run for one of these positions, please reply to this message with the following information by Februar ...Continue Reading

YX Certificate at UMD Application Due Feb. 16th

February 1st 2018

Please excuse cross-postings FYI, Applications for the second cohort of Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Youth Experience (YX) offered by the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland are *open and will close on February 16, 2018.* This innovative, *online* post-masters certificate will give youth service librarians and school librarians the skills they need to integrate the latest research on learning, technology, community partnerships and design thinking ...Continue Reading

Feb. 1st is World Read Aloud Day and Take Your Child to the Library Day is Feb 3rd

January 31st 2018

FYI, World Read Aloud Day is Feb. 1st. Every year, on World Read Aloud Day, people all around the globe read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people. Learn more at http://www.litworld.org/wrad/ Did you know that February 3rd is #TakeYourChildtotheLibraryDay? I just received this information from a colleague in another state. This #TakeYourChildtotheLibraryDay movement comes out of Connecticut and appears to be building steam. You can register your l ...Continue Reading

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