Announcements

  • Register Now for SLA Kentucky Spring Tour and Business Meeting

    Kentucky Chapter's next meeting will be held Friday, April 17, 2020 at the Kentucky Talking Book Library.

    The deadline to register is Monday April 6, 2020.

    Since there is no charge to reserve the room and tour, there will be no charge to attend the meeting. The only expense is if you choose to attend lunch. You may view the lunch menu here: https://serafinifrankfort.com/menu/lunch/.

    After the tour and meeting, attendees are invited to attend a dutch-treat lunch at Serafini which is located three miles from the KY Talking Book Library at: 243 W Broadway St, Frankfort, KY 40601.

  • President's Message

    Hello New Jersey

    Kicking off the new year!

    Happy 2020! I’m Angela Pagliaro, your community president for this year, and I am looking forward to leading and growing our community for the next 12 months. I’d love to get to know as many members as possible during this time, whether it’s working with you virtually or seeing you at one of our events.

    You may have noticed that I referred to our unit as a ‘community’ and not a ‘chapter’. This is just one of the sweeping changes that the international association is making to the SLA brand and structure. This set of changes is intended to appropriately scale our association, while reducing the administrative burden of unit leaders. By moving away from these administrative responsibilities, our community can spend more time focusing on networking events, professional programs, and finding ways to support the professional development of our community members. So, in that spirit, please be sure to save the date for our New Jersey 85th Anniversary Celebration, the evening of Tuesday April 28th at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick!

    One of the biggest changes that we will experience is a centralized, association-wide budget, no longer divided by unit. This change is concurrent with a reduction in required board positions- specifically, that of treasurer. However, communities still have the freedom to operate with additional board positions as they see fit; and therefore New Jersey will still operate with our treasurer (Anya Bartelmann).

    The volunteers that will make up this year’s New Jersey leadership are:

    • Vice President/President- Elect: Linda Salvesen
    • Treasurer: Anya Bartelmann
    • Secretary: Emma C. Moore
    • Past President: Janet Cooper Weiss

    Kathy Taggart will continue to serve as our Director of Communications, and Jeanne Mauriello will continue to serve as our Webmaster. Committee work will also continue; Nick Consales will lead our membership committee, Tami Marshall is our employment chair, and Louise Deis remains our archivist; if you are interested in helping out or learning more, please get in touch.

    While more detailed changes will continue to unfold, my goal as New Jersey president is to continue finding new ways to serve our members. Programming, professional development, and networking opportunities will remain important priorities. If you are interested in getting involved in our community, please let me know and I can connect you!

    New Jersey is a small state, but we boast a healthy membership, and it is our members and volunteers that have made, and will continue to make, our community strong.

    Thank you all and hope to see you soon! -Angela

  • NJSLA Annual Conference Award 2020

    Submission materials are due by March 1, 2020 and sent to:  goldsmithmaxine69@gmail.com.

    Awards of NJSLA

    Rosemary Allen Little Award
    Frank H. Spaulding Award

    Each year alternating between the Little and Spaulding Awards, $1000 will be awarded to help defray travel expenses to the Annual SLA Conference.

    These awards were created to honor two individuals who dedicated themselves to the tenets of special libraries: Rosemary Allen Little and Frank H. Spaulding.

    Eligibility

    Resident of New Jersey or employed in New Jersey or attending graduate school in New Jersey
    Employment for no more than 5 years in a traditional or non-traditional information workplace or seeking employment in a traditional or non-traditional information workplace
    Master’s degree in library or information sciences from an ALA accredited graduate school including online enrollment or enrollment in such a program which could be online.

    Submission Requirements

    Current resume including up-to-date contact information.

    Concise paragraph to include the following:

    Why you want to attend the SLA Annual Conference.
    How you will apply conference take-aways to membership and subsequent leadership roles in NJSLA.

    Members of the Awards Committee may contact applicant to obtain further information.  Any questions may be sent to the above email address.

    Grantee Expectations

    The grantee is expected to join the NJSLA chapter for 2020 and to volunteer for a chapter committee for a minimum of one calendar year.

    Receipt of this award is contingent upon the grantee’s submission of proof of registration for the June 2020 Conference.

    NJSLA Annual Conference Award

  • Meeting Minutes Available

    Hello SLANE

    The October 2019, November 2019, and 2018 Annual board meeting minutes are now available in the Community library here

    Please reach out if you have any questions.

    Best,
    Kelly
  • Volunteer with SLA Today!

    Hello,

    The SLA Call for Volunteers form is open and available through October 31st. 

    Thank you for stepping up to build SLA's future.

  • August + September Board Meeting Minutes Now Available

    Hello SLANE,

    The August and September board meeting minutes are now available in the Community library here.

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!

    Best,
    Kelly
  • SLA Services Down Tuesday October 15th

    SLA is upgrading its database to implement new offerings.
  • Complimentary Virtual Career Fair for Job Seekers October 15th!

    Connect with employers seeking to hire top talent at the Special Libraries Association Virtual Career Fair on October 15, 2019 from 12 - 3pm EST.  

    The Virtual Career Fair easily connects you – in real time – with employers from the comfort of your home or office via desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

    If you are an employer interested in recruiting at our upcoming Virtual Career Fair, please click this link to learn more about the event and register.

  • President's Message - Fall 2019

    Greetings All!

    We are finally approaching the official end of summer although, from the temperatures outside today as I write this, that is not yet evident.  I hope you all had a bit of time to relax and refresh these past few months.

    For NJ SLA, the summer was a time for dine-arounds (no host dinners) and planning programs for the future.  Coming up next, the Holiday Party and Annual Business Meeting.  Tentative date, December 11th.

    Plans are also underway for the 85th Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of the NJ Chapter. SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Location: Hyatt Regency New Brunswick.

    Summer also brought a call for nominations for the chapter's Executive Board.  Thanks go to Karen Botkin and her nominating committee, Sue Gleckner and Carol Paszamant.  We are fortunate that a few energetic people, committed to the continuation of this organization have volunteered to lead us into the next decade.  Nominations and self-nominations are open until September 20th.

    I encourage you all to consider building your resume and volunteering to assist Angela Pagliaro as she appoints people to head up the various committees that will help the group move forward.

    As we move into the 85th year of the NJ Chapter's existence, Louise Deis is investigating options to combine the archives of the NJ Chapter with the archives of the Greater Princeton-Trenton Area Chapter.  Digitization is one option on the table.  If you have experience  with this type of activity, please contact Louise to participate in the upcoming discussions.

    From HQ and the SLA BOARD: 

    • Virtual Career Fair– October 15, 12-3 p.m. (ET)
    • Dates and location for the next LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM have been announced, January 18-20, 2020 at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in McLean, VA. All members welcome.  Please attend to learn about how SLA functions and how you can contribute to SLA.  More info coming soon.
    • Member Referral Program… Details coming soon.
    • Unit Restructuring Proposal – proposal to restructure divisions and chapters into "COMMUNITIES". Search CONNECT or contact me if interested.

    Thanks in advance for your input and energy.

    Janet


    Janet Cooper Weiss
    jcweiss@optonline.net

  • Joint Spring Conference 2020 Update

    The 2020 Joint Spring Conference will be at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park from March 25-27, 2020. The planning committee is currently brainstorming conference themes, so if you get inspired, please feel free to e-mail Andrea at brooksa2@nku.edu or Brandi at bduggins@spalding.edu. Last, there’s an ad hoc conference committee working on coming up with recommendations about branding, promoting, and possibly even a conference name change. So stay tuned...

  • Mark your calendars for the 2020 Leadership Symposium!

    The SLA Leadership Symposium is a valuable opportunity for SLA members to drive your professional development forward, get to know unit leaders, and connect with the SLA community.

     The location is in Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC Saturday, January 18th - Monday, January 20th at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

  • Final Call for Nominations

    The current slate of candidates for the Board of the New Jersey Chapter of SLA for 2020 is:

    Past President:  Janet Cooper Weiss
    President:  Angela Pagliaro 
    President-Elect/Chair of the Programming Committee:  Linda Salvesen
    Secretary:  Emma Moore
    Treasurer:  Anya Bartelmann

    If there are any additional nominations for candidates for the offices of President-Elect, Secretary or Treasurer, please notify the Nominations Committee by Sept. 20, 2019 at which time the call for nominations will close. 

    Thank you.

    Karen Botkin, Chair (email: 
    karen.botkin@verizon.com
  • May + July Board Meeting Minutes Now Available

    Hello SLANE,

    I hope your summers are winding down nicely!

    The May and July board meeting minutes are now available in the Community library here.

    The delayed posting of the May minutes is the result of no June meeting being held and no quorum being reached to approve minutes in July.

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!

    Best,
    Kelly
  • April Board Meeting Minutes Now Available

    Hello everyone,

    Happy Friday!

    The minutes from the board meeting held April 26, 2019 are now available in the New England Chapter Library's Board Meeting Minutes folder here.

    Best,
    Kelly
  • Board Meeting Minutes Now Available

    The SLA New England Board recently moved to make board meeting minutes accessible to the New England Chapter Community in Connect after the recent migration from the old website, where minutes were previously made available.

    You can now find meeting minutes in the Board Meeting Minutes folder of the SLA New England Chapter Connect Library

    Currently, the most recently approved minutes have been added, which include minutes from the 2017 Annual Business Meeting (approved at the 2018 ABM) and the February and March 2019 board meetings. 

    Going forward, the minutes will be added monthly, and I will post an announcement accordingly.

    If you have any questions/comments/concerns about this change or suggestions regarding secretarial duties, please don't hesitate to contact me at kelly.bunting@analog.com.

    Thanks,
    Kelly
    SLA New England Secretary
  • Spring 2019 Program and Business Meeting, May 10, 2019

    Please join the SLA Kentucky Chapter for our upcoming lunch, tours of the International Museum of the Horse and the American Saddlebred Museum at the Kentucky Horse Park, and business meeting on Friday, May 10, 2019. Afterwards, please join us at Slainte Public House in Georgetown for a happy hour. Event details...
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