New Jersey - Open Community

Latest Discussion Posts

  • I'm trying to organize a group of people to go together from Princeton Junction. Please let me know if you are interested. I can pick people up in Lawrenceville or Princeton on the way to Pr Jct train station. I am going to plan on driving ...

  • The SLA New Jersey Chapter presents: A Tour of the Holocaust Resource Center at Kean University 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 The Holocaust Resource Center (HRC) is a joint initiative between Kean University ...

  • Pharmaceutical Information Specialist (contract position) Northeast/Mid Atlantic US States   Our client, an innovative fast growing global healthcare company is seeking an experienced pharmaceutical information professional. This is a long ...

  • The NJSLA Program Committee has been busy this spring!  The New Jersey Chapter and the Leadership and Management Division (LMD)  are proud to present: Succession Planning and Succeeding At It!   April 23, 2019 12:30 – 1:30 PM ET Description: ...

  • The New Jersey Chapter of SLA is pleased to continue the tradition of providing an annual scholarship to an application currently enrolled in a master's level program in library or information science at an ALA accredited graduate school (including online ...

Upcoming Events


  • NJSLA Scholarships Application Process Begins March 1, 2019


    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.


    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 

     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.


Community Blogs

  • The TriCollege Libraries Consortium (comprised of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges) is excited to announce a unique opportunity to help shape a newly reorganized team of professionals working at the intersection of technology and libraries. The ...

  • Title: Architecture, Art & Design Librarian Department: Van Houten Library Reports To: Director of the Littman Library, Maya Gervits Position Type: Staff Position Summary: The Architecture, Art & Design Librarian is responsible ...

  • Position Summary The Digital Asset Librarian is responsible for the day-to-day management of the assets within The Marketing Group DAM and MAM platforms, including overseeing the taxonomy, metadata and classification application to effectively ...

  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) Library, located in Camden, NJ seeks creative and dynamic candidates for the position of Reference and Online Services Librarian. This position will provide medical reference and research support to all ...

  • Summary: Caldwell University invites applications for a full-time Instruction and Assessment Librarian. Reporting to the Director, Library the Instruction and Assessment Librarian will coordinate the Information Literacy Program, foster student ...