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njsla-sept-techevent-1-350px.jpg Our annual technology meeting was held on Sept. 12 at IEEE in Piscataway.  John Havens held our interest discussing “Artificial Intelligence and Ethics.”  

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  • Executive Board 2020

    I am delighted to announce that the following members will serve on the Executive Board of the New Jersey Chapter of SLA for the coming year 2020: President:  Angela Pagliaro President-Elect: Linda Salvesen Secretary: Emma Moore Treasurer:  Anya Bartelmann ...

  • Electronic Business Services Analyst/Legal Industry New York City   Role Summary Responsible for the Research Department's electronic services applications, circulation, current awareness distribution, acquisitions and Firm's electronic resources. ...

  • Save the date! The NJSLA Holiday Party and Annual Business Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 11th at 5:30 p.m. at LouCas Restaurant, 9 Lincoln Hwy, Edison, NJ Join us for networking, dinner, the State of the Chapter, and the "Gloria ...

  • SENIOR RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE ANALYST / LEGAL INDUSTRY NEW YORK CITY SUMMARY: Our client, a premier international law firm seeks a research and knowledge analyst responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to ...

  • Temporary Research Specialist Global Law Firm Location: New York or Washington DC   Are you looking for a challenging and significant way to contribute the success of a firm? Do you have a Masters degree in library or information science ...

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  • 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 Cooper Weiss

  • 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: 
  • 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