NJLibsGrowBiz Archives


Survey: Library Response to Business Needs

September 4th 2020

If you are able, please complete this survey for ALA: linked survey “Related to our work with the Libraries Build Business initiative, the American Library Association Office of Public Policy and Advocacy wants to ascertain promising practices for public libraries as they serve the target population of low-income and/or underrepresented small business owners and entrepreneurs who are seeking new business opportunities and/or need to pivot existing businesses to operate in the pandemic-challenged environment. This ...Continue Reading

Updates and items of interest

September 3rd 2020

Hello all,   As a reminder, here is the Doodle poll for our next meeting: https://doodle.com/poll/4mdnnkp88aaiumrw   News from NJ ·       Governor Murphy announced that restaurants across the state will be able to open for indoor dining beginning this Friday, Sept. 4, at 25 percent capacity and with social distancing between tables.  Read more ·       With $10M grant from feds, EDA announces Phase 2 of small business loan prog ...Continue Reading

Follow up from yesterday's virtual discussion

August 26th 2020

Hello all,   Here is the recording from yesterday’s virtual discussion: https://youtu.be/2ZrZpHzuIuM   Here is the Doodle poll for our next meeting: https://doodle.com/poll/4mdnnkp88aaiumrw   Thank you to everyone who joined!  If you would like more information about Skills to Succeed Academy (https://s2sacademy.org/), you can contact Chanique Vassell (chanique.vassell@PROTECTED).   Here are upcoming webinars that may be of interest:   Learn How to Support Job Seekers During Covid On Au ...Continue Reading

RE: Next meeting and updates

August 24th 2020

Hello all,   I am looking forward to tomorrow’s meeting at 3pm (link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqcuquqDksEtYSlHq0b-SDC-zsRPPaE6fL).    Here is our agenda:   *Agenda:*** ·       Introductions and check in ·       Presentation from Skills to Succeed Academy (Introduction by Luis Rodriguez, Butler Public Library) o   “The Skills to Succeed Academy is a free, online learning program ...Continue Reading

Out of Office

August 11th 2020

I will be out of the office From August 7 - 18. If you need immediate service, please call 973-887-5150   ext.210. Thank you.    Thank  you. Vera Borum ...Continue Reading

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

August 11th 2020

Hello all, The Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference (ELC) will be held November 12 and 13 online.  It will be a great opportunity to learn from and network with libraries around the country involved in economic and business development.  One event being planned as part of ELC is a pitch competition where library staff can win money to bring their ideas to reality.  Please see the details below and consider signing up! Best, Andrea Is your library a player in economic development? Or do you have a ...Continue Reading

Re: Changes at Ocean County Library

August 6th 2020

My apologies.  I intended to only email Andrea. ...Continue Reading

Changes at Ocean County Library

August 6th 2020

Hi Andrea, We've had some position changes at OCL during the first half of the year.  My dual role has changed and I will now focus solely on the day to day operations of the Toms River branch.  OCL would still like to be involved in NJ Libs Grow Biz and one of our branch librarians that has been doing a good deal of work for our local business community is ready and able to serve on the committee, with support of our new system Adult Services Coordinator. I was never really able to provide NJ Libs Grow Bi ...Continue Reading

RE: Next meeting and updates

August 5th 2020

Hello all,   Thank you to everyone who filled out the Doodle poll.  Unfortunately, I made a mistake and double booked myself, so I need to adjust the time.  Our next NJLibsGrowBiz Virtual Discussion will be Tuesday, August 25 from 3-4pm.  I’m very sorry for my error and I hope most of you are still able to attend.   Here is the link to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqcuquqDksEtYSlHq0b-SDC-zsRPPaE6fL After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containin ...Continue Reading

Next meeting and updates

July 31st 2020

Hello all,   Here is the Doodle poll for our August virtual discussion: https://doodle.com/poll/ket5m6i44t7b889f  An agenda will follow.   2020 Entrepreneurship and Libraries Conference – Call for proposals: https://entrelib.org/call-for-proposals-2/ (The deadline is tomorrow!)   Did you see the press release for L2B?  https://www.njstatelib.org/news/l2b-initiative-showcases-calendar-of-free-online-events-for-business-community/   Mariela Osorio from Long Branch Free Public Library has k ...Continue Reading
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