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Call for Participants--Family Homelessness and Libraries

April 6th 2021

FYI,   I’m forwarding this on Vikki Terrile’s behalf in case anyone is interested in participating in this study ~Sharon   I am a librarian and doctoral student in New York conducting a research study (UBIRB STUDY00005252) to explore how librarians in the United States understand and experience their work with children and families experiencing homelessness.   This research will involve participation in one in-depth interview where participants will be asked to describe the work they do or have done with ...Continue Reading

Announcing the 2021 GLLI Translated YA Book Prize winning list!

April 6th 2021

Please excuse cross postings FYI, SEATTLE – Two titles celebrating contemporary gay life in Brazil – Here the Whole Time by Vitor Martins and Where We Go from Here by Lucas Rocha (both translated from the Portuguese by Larissa Helena and published by Scholastic Press) – are the co-winners of the 2021 GLLI Translated YA Book Prize.  Administered by the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative, the three-year-old prize recognizes publishers, translators, and authors ...Continue Reading

Apply for the ALSC 2021 Maureen Hayes Author-Illustrator Award

April 6th 2021

*2021 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award *   Are you interested in hosting an author or illustrator visit (in person or virtually) at your library? The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2021 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award. This $4,000 award, made possible by an annual gift from Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing in honor of Maureen Hayes, brings together children and nationally recognized auth ...Continue Reading

Page Turner Adventures Summer Program

March 31st 2021

FYI,   I’ve been sharing announcements for informational purposes only about Page Turner Adventures summer program.   I’m sorry if I misled anyone about the cost of their summer program. The original cost they sent to me was based on a statewide contract with them. The State Library will not be getting a contract with them for the summer. If your library wants to purchase their program as an individual library, it will cost $695 for 8 weeks, $525 for 6 weeks and $345 for four weeks (they are giving everyone $ ...Continue Reading

Register now for the 2021 NJLA Annual Conference!

March 30th 2021

Registration is now open for the 2021 NJLA Annual Conference! The conference is live and will feature: [*]Keynote speakers [*]50+ sessions over two days [*]Live Q&A with presenters [*]Live exhibitors [*]Poster sessions [*]Games and prizes [*]Networking in virtual rooms [*]Plus... no travel or lodging expenses! Register here! http://njlaconference.info/ ...Continue Reading

ALSC funding 10 BIPOC Library Students & 10 Paraprofessionals-Library Support Staff

March 30th 2021

FYI, ALSC is funding the memberships of 10 BIPOC library students and 10 paraprofessionals/library support staff. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is a division of the American Library Association.To align with ALSC's strategic objective of increasing the intentional recruitment and retention of a diverse membership while reducing barriers to participation, ALSC is funding the memberships of 10 BIPOC library students and 10 paraprofessionals/library support staff (current position or position held ...Continue Reading

REMINDER: READsquared webinar for NJ public libraries Wed. March 31st

March 29th 2021

Please excuse cross postings *_READsquared Training Webinar for NJ Libraries, March 31, 2021, 11:30 am ET_*** READsquared is offering a webinar on March 31st from 11:30 am -12:30 pm just for NJ library staff who are using READsquared, the online reading registration/tracking software paid for by the State Library that you can use for 2021’s summer reading program. This webinar will cover the 2021 theme, how to import programs, how to update the theme for 2021 to simply replace last year’s graphics and more but keep you ...Continue Reading

Full Time Position - Youth Services Manager, Bernardsville Library

March 25th 2021

FYI, Bernardsville Library - Youth Services Manager - Full Time Role summary: The Bernardsville Library is looking for a full-time Youth Services Manager to join our dedicated library team. Why is this job important to the Library?:  Service to our patrons is the core of what we do. The Youth Services Manager will provide assistance to patrons and have a genuine opportunity to use innovation and creativity to develop new and effective library programs and services for children, teens and families in the Bernardsvi ...Continue Reading

RE: Playaway Launchpads

March 24th 2021

I used them at a previous library and liked them. I looked into purchasing them here, but didn't have the budget for it. We ended up purchasing something less expensive, but not as easy to configure for a public library. They are sturdy and the younger kids especially like them. They are intended to be checked out, although I know some libraries have them for inhouse use only. I would have purchased them if I had the budget for it. Damaris Azan Youth Services Librarian Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street ...Continue Reading

Playaway Launchpads

March 24th 2021

Hi, Everyone,   I have a question for public libraries. Do any of you have Playaway Launchpads? If you do, do you think them and find that they’re worth the money? Thanks for your responses.   ~Sharon   All the best,   Sharon Rawlins, MLS, she/her/hers 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 / / ...Continue Reading
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