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  • Thanks for this Shelly! That New Yorker article, *chef's kiss*. A friend of mine who works in the non-profit sector shared this list of resources that might be good for folks and their networks:  Crisis Response Guide for the Financially Vulnerable ...

  • Hi, SLA SoCal. Hope you're staying healthy and sane at home in these weird times. And I hope you, your employers , and families, are able to take all cautionary measures mandated in response to COVID-19. Here are some good resources to have on tap: ...

  • Congratulations to each of you! Thank you to SLA-SCC for your continued support of students! Best, Michele Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran Assistant Professor, School of Information San Jos State University ...

  • I have added the link to the 2020 Gersten-Sternheim Scholarship winner's essays. click here. ------------------------------ Mary Sohn Lee ------------------------------

  • Congratulations to Jessica, Sophie, Keith, Erica and Nadia! I'm so happy SLA SoCal is able to support your studies, and hope SLA and our chapter can continue to support you throughout your careers. ------Original Message------ Since ...

Upcoming Events


  • 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:

    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.


    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

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  • Calling all SLA New England Members Presenting at the Annual Conference in Charlotte -- We Want to Hear from You The SLA New England Planning Committee is hosting a Webinar on Wednesday, April 29 from noon - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern time) to introduce ...