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EBSCO Offers Free Access to NJ Libraries Through June

March 31st 2020

Hi, Everyone,   Please read the news story https://www.njstatelib.org/news/ebsco-offers-free-access-to-nj-libraries-through-june/ for a list of databases offered to New Jersey libraries through June 2020 from EBSCO. All the databases are geolocation authentication so they should work anywhere in the state.    If you have any questions, please contact:   Bob Keith Director of Library Law, State Aid, and Statistics New Jersey State Library 185 West State St. P.O. Box 520 Trenton, NJ 08608 _rke...@n ...Continue Reading

Online YA Scavenger Hunt starts today

March 31st 2020

Useful information for youth services library staff: For book-loving teens and YA librarians: an online YA Scavenger Hunt runs from 3/31-4/5, where authors provide exclusive content for that limited time and participants can win prizes.   Digital issues of Kirkus are now available without charge:https://www.kirkusreviews.com/magazine/current/https://www.kirkusreviews.com/news-and-features/articles/a-letter-from-our-CEO/ *Data for State Aid reports for public libraries (you’ll need to get these #’s to your directo ...Continue Reading

Correct Registration Link for SLJ's Middle Grade Magic Virtual Event 4-8-2020

March 30th 2020

Sorry, the correct registration link for SLJ’s Middle Grade Magic Free Virtual Event on April 8, 2020 should be: https://vshow.on24.com/vshow/middlegrade2020/registration/16561   All the best,   Sharon Rawlins, MLS 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 /Pronouns: she/her/hers/ ...Continue Reading

SLJ's Middle Grade Magic Virtual Event 4-8-2020

March 30th 2020

School Library Journal's Middle Grade Magic Virtual Event! SLJ describes this day of learning:   "Join us for the most anticipated librarian gathering of the year—now fully virtual and free to attend! A day-long program of author panels, in-depth conversations, and keynote talks will keep you informed, inspired, and entertained."   Middle Grade Magic will be held on April 8th and the Penguin Classroom team will be there all day long! Stop by our virutal booth to pick up digital ARCs and talk to our ...Continue Reading

ALA needs your stories of how you're helping teens during this time

March 30th 2020

Hi, Everyone,   This message is for those of you who work with *teens in public libraries*. I received a message from Marijke Visser, Senior Policy Advocate for the ALA Public Policy & Advocacy Office in DC.   She said the DC office is working to have libraries included in various parts of the COVID-19 stimulus packages. They were somewhat successful in the package that just passed the House and Senate on Friday (see a summary here and a short article here) but there are already conversations happening ...Continue Reading

FW: A Message from the NJ State Librarian

March 26th 2020

Hi, Everyone,   Just forwarding this message.   Stay safe!   ~Sharon All the best,   Sharon Rawlins, MLS 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 /Pronouns: she/her/hers/ *From:* New Jersey State Library <mark...@njstatelib.org> *Sent:* Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:20 PM*To:* Sharon Rawlins <sraw...@njstatelib.org>*Subject:* A Message from the NJ ...Continue Reading

Sandra Boynton's Facebook post giving permission to read her books

March 26th 2020

Hi, Everyone,   Great news! Here’s the Facebook post that I saw yesterday from Sandra Boynton and her publisher Workman Publishing and Little Simon giving permission to read any of her books to your virtual community. https://www.facebook.com/114554295246149/posts/3201584273209787/?d=n   The permission covers all of the methods available for sharing audiovisual content, whether live-streamed or recorded, or both. NOTE: It says that: 1.      You may not alter the words or illustrati ...Continue Reading

FW: Updated Federal and R2 Jurisdiction Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

March 25th 2020

Please excuse cross postings   I’ve been on the NIH’s listserv for a while but haven’t been sharing the information with you. But, I thought these COVID-19 resources might be helpful.   ~Sharon All the best,   Sharon Rawlins, MLS 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 /Pronouns: she/her/hers/ *From:* ACF R02 Family <R02F...@LIST.NIH.GOV> *On Behalf Of *A ...Continue Reading

Copyright articles on virtual storytimes & other resources

March 24th 2020

Hi, Everyone,   Here are some article links on copyright/fair use in virtual storytimes. I’m sharing them with you just in case you haven’t seen them. The State Library is also maintaining an ongoing LIBGUIDE on COVID-19 that can be found here:  https://libguides.njstatelib.org/covid2019   I’m also attaching my list of resources for home activities for all ages now since I could just keep adding and adding to it forever at this point. Sorry it’s a bit messy and there are duplicates. I will keep adding to ...Continue Reading

FW: STEAM Ahead @ Home Initiative

March 24th 2020

Hi again,   I’m passing along resources from Star Net that you, or parents, can do at home with kids. I love Star Net’s resources. They also included a survey if you’re willing to fill it out that asks what types of resources you’d like to see. If you’re not familiar with Star Net, they are the ones who offered the free Solar Eclipse glasses in 2017.   Thanks.   ~Sharon All the best,   Sharon Rawlins, MLS Youth Services Specialist for Lifelong Learning NJ State Library 185 West State St. P.O. Box 5 ...Continue Reading
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