NJLibsGrowBiz Archives


Next meeting: October 29 from 11am-12pm

October 16th 2020

Hello all,   Our next NJLibsGrowBiz Virtual Discussion will be held on Thursday, October 29 from 11am-12pm.    Please register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuceuvrT0vHdMJ-APbLJIbcY09zBE7wYp8   If you have any questions, suggestions for the agenda, or other ideas, please let me know.   Best, Andrea Andrea Simzak Levandowski (she/her/hers) Library Consultant for Small Business Development & Technology New Jersey State Library P.O. Box 520 Trenton, NJ 08625 ( ...Continue Reading

RE: October Meeting Doodle poll

October 16th 2020

Hello all,   Last chance for the Doodle poll!  https://doodle.com/poll/vgdfwmy63pa5ir7b   Best, Andrea Andrea Simzak Levandowski (she/her/hers) Library Consultant for Small Business Development & Technology New Jersey State Library P.O. Box 520 Trenton, NJ 08625 (609) 278-2640 x190 alevandowski@PROTECTED *From:* Andrea Levandowski *Sent:* Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:42 AM*To:* NJLibsGrowBiz <NJLibsGrowBiz@PROTECTED>*Subject:* October Meeting Doodle poll Hello all,   Please com ...Continue Reading

NJLA Conference Proposals open

October 14th 2020

Call for 2021 NJLA Annual Conference Program Proposals Proposals must be submitted for all events, including pre-conference programs, regular sessions, luncheons, meetings, and special/social events. The deadline is November 30, 2020. Please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkno8o7nN0d2qV5U2q1MwX-2w7QP4A3PQzeDrMiKoXx8TQXw/viewform for more information. No sales pitches will be accepted; if you present a sales pitch at the NJLA Conference, you or your organization may be excluded from future consi ...Continue Reading

October Meeting Doodle poll

October 14th 2020

Hello all,   Please complete this Doodle poll to share your availability for our October NJLibsGrowBiz meeting: https://doodle.com/poll/vgdfwmy63pa5ir7b   Our guest will be former Burlington County Library System librarian Joan Divor. She participated in NJLibsGrowBiz before she retired and has been continuing to support the business community since. She will share perspectives on business needs and trends from her work with SCORE.   If you have any questions or topics that you would like Joan to addres ...Continue Reading

Promoting upcoming Grow with Google program

October 2nd 2020

Hello all,   Luis from Butler Public Library is asking that other libraries looking to promote the upcoming Grow with Google program reach out to him.   Grow with Google partners are able to host viewing parties of their livestream events.  While Butler Public Library is a partner, there may not be enough interest to pull in a crowd for a viewing party. If other libraries promote this opportunity, there will be additional participation that will benefit all by enabling networking and discussion.   H ...Continue Reading

Follow up from yesterday's discussion

September 24th 2020

Hello all,   Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday.  Here is a recording from our meeting: https://youtu.be/uZQu5cZEIOQ   Please be aware that the NJLibsGrowBiz list has been wonky.  I do not unsubscribe anyone ever, so if you receive an unsubscribe email when you didn’t intend to, it wasn’t me.  You should also be able to email njlibsgrowbiz@PROTECTED to post to the list.  If something doesn’t seem right, it’s not you—please let me know so I can get it addressed!   As I menti ...Continue Reading


September 23rd 2020

This is a test e-mail.   Please disregard.   */Donovan Richards/* Project Specialist New Jersey State Library 609-278-2640 x198   Need assistance? ...Continue Reading

Do you notice this pattern on the educational level of those filing unemployment claims?

September 22nd 2020

Today, I asked my local workforce development office for unemployment information for Morris County municipalities.  The office did not have handy the total number for all municipalities for July/Aug but did have municipal level stats for initial UI claims. I glanced through the stats for a few municipalities and seemed to notice that the numbers of initial claims tend to be higher for those with more education.  I then did some stuff on the spreadsheet the WFD folks provided and that still seems the case (I ...Continue Reading

Agenda for tomorrow

September 22nd 2020

Hello all,   Here is tomorrow’s agenda:   *NJLibsGrowBiz Steering Committee* *Virtual meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkfuyppjMqHtbMDd9VP46Wb90_zKtz-hqc * *September 23 from 10:00-11:00am*   *Goals* ·       Professional development for members to enhance business expertise ·       Advisory role to influence future NJ State Library business programs, initiatives, and partnerships ·  & ...Continue Reading

RE: Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference 2020: “pitching your library” competition (funded by Ebsco)

September 22nd 2020

Hello all,   This is another reminder to consider signing up for the Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference (ELC) pitch competition. The deadline is this Friday.   The winner will receive $2,000 (with second prize and an audience choice winner receiving $500 each) to turn an idea into a reality to better serve business owners and entrepreneurs in your community.     If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.  I am on the planning committee for the pitch competition ( ...Continue Reading
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