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Shake Up Your Library: Using Hip Hop and Rap to Attract Teens and New Adults

please join us for Shake Up Your Library on June 1 2012
Event date(s): 
06/01/2012 (All day)

Are you a public librarian who would like funding to enhance or start a hip-hop/rap collection in your public library?

You might be a winner if you attend this all-day event for only $20 that is sponsored by the New Jersey State Library, LibraryLinkNJ and NJLA for youth services librarians and other library staff who work with teens and new adults, or millennials. This program will provide an overview of hip-hop and rap music culture and its appeal to young people by experts in the field and will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012, at Rutgers-Newark, in the Paul Robeson Campus Center. The goal of the program is to encourage youth services librarians to incorporate this type of popular music into their library collections and programs so that the libraries’ will truly reflect the interests of the young people they serve. Full details can be found in our program for the event.

Join us for a discussion on sustainability and funding issues

Joining together to find solutions
Event date(s): 
05/23/2012 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

The New Jersey State Library invites you to a discussion on May 23, 2012: Keeping the Vision While Keeping the Lights On. Special guests Joan Frye Williams and George Needham will lead a discussion on identifying the most pressing issues for the library community, and developing innovative, viable solutions to sustain services in a changing funding environment.

New Jersey State Library On-the-Go: Next Stop Gloucester County Library

Event date(s): 
05/10/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The next stop on the NJ State Library On-the-Go tour is Gloucester County Library, 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Come visit the library from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

New Jersey State Library On-the-Go: Next Stop Cape May County Library

Event date(s): 
04/05/2012 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

The next stop on the New Jersey State Library On-the-Go tour is Cape May County Library, on Thursday, April 5, 2012. Come visit the library from 10:30 am -12:00 pm for an informal "meet and greet" with New Jersey State Library staff. A continental breakfast will start at 10:00 am. More information about Cape May County Library and directions can be found at

Mobile Device Discovery Kit Program

Norma Blake, New Jersey State Librarian, is happy to announce that starting March 1, 2012 public libraries will have the opportunity to apply to borrow a Mobile Device Discovery Kit through a program sponsored by the State Library.

New Directors' Orientation 2012 - Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the New Jersey State Library’s 2012 New Directors’ Orientation. The workshop will be held on February 22 & 29, 2012 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.

NJ State Library on the Go at Sparta Public Library - December 13 , 2011

The next stop on the NJ State Library on the Go Tour is Sparta Public Library, 22 Woodport Road, Sparta, NJ 07871 on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. Come visit the library for an informal "meet and greet" with the NJSL Library Development Bureau and BTOP staff from 10 am - 11 am, coffee and brunch at 9:30 am. Staff members from neighboring libraries are particularly welcome to attend.

JerseyCat Update - Fall 2011

News from AG’s User Group Meeting (September 26 – October 6, 2011)

Show Your Business Clients How They Can Use ReferenceUSA

The New Jersey State Library is sponsoring free, face-to-face training sessions designed to help you show your business clients how they can use ReferenceUSA.

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