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  • 2019 JSC Schedule-at-a-glance

    The 2019 JSC Schedule-at-a-glance is available!! There is still time to register!!
  • NJSLA Scholarships Application Process Begins March 1, 2019

    AWARDS OF NJ SLA

    Rosemary Allen Little Award
    Frank H. Spaulding Award

    Each year, alternating between Little and Spaulding Awards, $1000 will be presented to a successful
    applicant by June 1st.

    Each of these awards was created to honor individuals who dedicated themselves to the tenets of special libraries.

    ELIGIBILITY

    The awards are open only to New Jersey residents.

    The applicant must be currently enrolled in a master’s level program in library or information science at an ALA accredited graduate school. This includes online enrollment in a NJ program or an out-of-state program.

    The student should have an interest in pursuing a career in a subject specialized library or as an information professional in a non-traditional setting.


    APPLICATION PERIOD: March 1, 2019 to April 15, 2019
  • President's Welcome 2019

    Greetings NJ SLA! 

    I hope this message finds you well and enjoying some of the warmer weather we have been having lately. 

    Let me begin by thanking the 2018 Executive and Advisory Boards of the Chapter most expertly led by our outgoing President, Karen Botkin.  Karen stepped up to lead the chapter at a crucial time last year, most notably through the merger of the New Jersey Chapter with the Greater Princeton Area Chapter of SLA.  Blending units is never an easy task but Karen made it look seamless and effortless and we closed the year with this smoothly accomplished.

    Going forward, our Executive Board for 2019 includes:

    President - Janet Cooper Weiss
    President-Elect/Program Chair - Angela Pagliaro
    Secretary – Susan Gleckner
    Treasurer – Joy Whitney
    Director of Communications – Kathy Taggart
    Past President – Karen Botkin

    The Program Committee has been busy planning the first few meetings scheduled for the spring.  A webinar on the topic of succession planning is in the works for March.  A tour of the Firestone Library at Princeton University is on the calendar for early April, and a tour of the Holocaust Resource Center at Kean University in Union is scheduled for May.  Expect some dates and further details from Program Chair Angela Pagliaro very soon.

    Linda Salvesen, Membership Chair, and her committee have developed and distributed a new survey to gather input from you, our members.  I encourage you to respond. 

    Maxine Goldsmith and the Scholarship Committee have revised the criteria and deadlines for the Rosemary Allen Little and Frank H. Spaulding scholarships.  Applications will be accepted starting March 1st.  Please see the website for further details.

    As you may have noticed, the website is under construction.  Jeanne Mauriello, our webmaster, has been diligently transferring files and content to a new website.  You can watch the progress by logging in at https://connect.sla.org/newjersey/home. 

     And speaking about the website, it would be terrific to have some photos to include there.  Volunteer to be the photographer!  Additional volunteer opportunities include hospitality at meetings (handing out name tags and greeting people as they arrive), and website migration assistance.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Cheers,
    Janet
    president.njsla@gmail.com
  • 2019 Joint Spring Conference

    The 2019 Joint Spring Conference – Leading at Every Level: Your Role in Moving Libraries Forward – will take place at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg, KY, March 27-29, 2019. The conference begins with a welcome reception and poster session on Wednesday, March 27th and ends at noon on Friday, March 29. Mini-sessions will be 50 minutes in length.
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  • Health Sciences Librarian, Butler University Libraries

    Health Sciences Librarian

    Butler University Libraries invite applications for a Health Sciences Librarian with a 12-month, continuing (non-tenured) faculty appointment. This position serves as the liaison librarian in support of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS), with an emphasis on support for new initiatives related to the health sciences.