FYI…please fill out this survey to help inform future advocacy efforts.
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
From: njla@PROTECTED <njla@PROTECTED> On Behalf Of James Keehbler
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2021 2:28 PM
To: Andrea Levandowski <alevandowski@PROTECTED>
Subject: [NJLA Reference Section] Economic Recovery and NJ Libraries
Good afternoon all,
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Background: At the September 2020 NJLA Public Policy Meeting the committee started discussing the role of libraries during economic recoveries with an eye on the challenges in our communities after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Economic Recovery Task Force was created at this meeting to provide a strategy to leverage libraries’ community roles to better help New Jersey communities. After a literature review, the task force created the following statement.
New Jersey should make a significant investment in public libraries as the connective tissue that fosters equality in economic recovery through expertise, resources, and opportunity at the community level for the community members – with particular emphasis for the support of women in the workplace – to help create a tomorrow that benefits all.
The next step in this process is to learn what services/resources New Jersey libraries are currently offering that support economic recovery as well as to better understand what each library feels about the support they could be or already do provide via a brief analysis of the successes and shortcomings of these efforts.
Please complete the following survey to help us advocate for additional support for libraries:
The Economic Recovery Task Force
New Jersey Library Association • PO Box 6467, Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648, United States • (609) 394-8032
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A listserv requested by Andrea Levandowski that will include a group of librarians on business services in libraries. Created from ticket: 30367