Upcoming Programs

The NJSLA Community invites you to the following virtual panel session:

The Information Professional’s Job Market: Challenges, Trends and Opportunities

May 25th, 3pm - 4pm (ET)

Hear the perspectives and experiences of two information professionals and one career management expert as they discuss the current challenges, trends and opportunities facing those navigating the current job market. Topics to be discussed include the increasing focus on digital technologies and non-traditional roles for information professionals; the effects of the “Great Resignation’; and the insights into how job placement and career management fit into this changing work environment.

Speaker presentations will be followed by a Q & A session.

Register in advance for this event: https://tinyurl.com/yxcwpxm3

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Brian Keith, Associate Dean for Administrative Services and Faculty Affairs, George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida

Kathy Bradshaw, Assistant Dean for Organizational Development, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University

Ildiko (Ildi) Koczan, Assistant Director of Student Services for Career Services, School of Communication & Information, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Questions? Please contact Julie Peters at jpeters@smlr.rutgers.edu

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Recent Events

NJSLA 85th Anniversary Celebration
September 29, 2020

Toasting our Chapter

85th Anniversary Trivia Contest Winners

Tied for first: Kathy Taggart & Carol Paszamant
Tied for second: Vinessa Erminio, Claudia Cuca, Karen Botkin

Community Discussions

  • Dear colleagues, I am excited to announce that I have an open position on my team! One of my team members has moved to another role in Gilead so I am looking for an information scientist with pharma domain expertise along with experience "Integrating, ...

  • Good morning all- Jersey Needs Mentors! We know that one of the greatest benefits members get from chapter and division (community) membership in SLA is the relationships between librarians- early career folks meeting those established in their profession, ...

  • The NJ SLA Community invites you to the following virtual panel session:  The Information Professional's Job Market: Challenges, Trends and Opportunities  May 25 th , 3pm – 4pm (ET)  Hear the perspectives and experiences of two information ...

  • The NJ SLA Community invites you to the following virtual panel session:  The Information Professional's Job Market: Challenges, Trends and Opportunities  May 25 th , 3pm – 4pm (ET)    Hear the perspectives and experiences of two information ...

  • Upcoming SLA Town Halls

    Happy Thursday all- As March wraps up (halfway between a lion and a lamb), I want to give you a heads up about two pan-SLA town halls coming up in April! Next Monday, April 4th, 1PM EDT, there will be a town hall all about the conference (2022 Source ...

RBG at Rutgers - Digging through the Archives with Erika Gorder

Presented by NJSLA on Tuesday May 18, 2021

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Did you know? Ruth Bader Ginsburg had her early fame right here in New Jersey!

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  • Speakers Needed!

    Three SLA Communities (New Jersey; Leadership and Management Development; Pharmaceutical Health Technology) are organizing an event set for mid-October- to bring together our membership and reckon with the changes we all experienced (and are still experiencing) because of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.

    The Programming Committees are looking for 3 speakers to talk about their experiences as librarians during the pandemic, and be part of an open Q&A with attendees. Tell your story!

    • Did your professional life change a lot, or a little?
    • How prepared was your organization?
    • What shock waves did it send through your industry?
    • Did you leave your job, or get a new one?
    • Have things gone back to "normal"? (Do you want them to?)

    If you are interested, please contact NJ Programming Chair- Emma Moore ( emoore@ias.edu ) by August 6th.

  • NJSLA Annual Conference Award - Submissions due by July 15, 2021

    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 expenses in attendance 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 worked at the Firestone Library, Princeton University for 40 years, earning the respect and admiration of both faculty and students. She was President of the Princeton-Trenton chapter of SLA (now merged with the New Jersey chapter) in 1978-79.

    Frank Spaulding had a distinguished career at Bell Labs, NJ. He was president of the New Jersey SLA chapter in 1977-78 and President of the Special Libraries Association in 1986-87. He was recognized universally for his outstanding dedication to the library field.


    • 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


    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

    Submission materials are due by July 15, 2021 and sent to Louise Deis: lfdeis@princeton.edu

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


    • The grantee is expected to join the NJSLA chapter for 2021 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 August 2021 Conference

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Presenting the first NJSLA Cookbook!

To commemorate our 2020 Virtual Holiday Party and Annual Business Meeting, members were asked to submit their favorite holiday recipes. Please enjoy the first annual NJSLA Cookbook! We’re distributing this now for those who would like to try recipes over the holidays.

Don’t hesitate to send recipes to Emma Moore (emoore@ias.edu) to grow our cookbook! Kudos to Emma for coordinating this  special effort.

Wishing you all a healthy and happy holiday season as we gladly close the books on 2020.


Kathy Taggart