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NJSLA Summer Dine Around - August 16, 2021

Join us for the second dine around this summer!

Location: Delicious Heights - 285 Main Street, Bedminster, NJ 07921; 908.234.1596

Time: 6:00 pm

RSVP to Janet Weiss (jcweiss@optonline.net) by July 12th. Contact Janet if interested in carpooling. Note: This is a "no host" dinner. Separate checks will be provided

Delicious Heights

NJSLA Dine Arounds Will Return!!

The programming committee is organizing summer dine-arounds again!. Please keep the following dates and locations in mind.

July: Mercer County - Wednesday, July 14th (Bastille Day)

August: Somerset County (date TBD)

September: Middlesex County (date TBD)


View the Results of the 2020 Membership Poll

NJSLA 2020 Membership Poll

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

  • Hi Jay - Yes, what Janet said.  Your varied interests should add a lot to our group. I hope we can all meet again in person - soon. ------------------------------ [Karen] [Botkin] [Law Librarian] [Verizon] [Basking Ridge] [NJ] [908.559.5727] --- ...

  • Thank you so much Janet! I am also looking forward to see you in person soon, I am excited to be here. Best Regards, Jay ------------------------------ Jay Bhatt Engineering Librarian Scholarly Communications Drexel University Libraries Drexel University ...

  • Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! New Jersey is delighted to add you as a member, Jay. Looking forward to meeting you in person one day soon. Best regards, Janet Janet Cooper Weiss SLA Hall of Fame 2016 Past President, NJ Community jcweiss@optonline.net ...

  • Introducing myself

    Dear all, I just joined SLA's New Jersey Community earlier today and I am taking this opportunity to introduce myself. I am the Librarian for Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University Libraries in Philadelphia. I am responsible for ...

  • Each year NJSLA provides conference grant to help defray expenses in attendance to the Annual SLA Conference. Please see the attached document for eligibility and submission details. Note: Submission materials are due by July 15, 2021.   ------------------------------ ...

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!

View a recording of this presentation https://tinyurl.com/5u99dykc

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News

  • 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.

    ELIGIBILITY

    • 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

    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.

    GRANTEE EXPECTATIONS

    • 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

    Printed copy of this document

  • NJSLA President's Message - January 2021

    Hello New Jersey SLA Community,

    Happy New Year! I hope that everyone has stayed healthy and happy during this very isolated holiday season. I’m sure a lot of you are looking forward to having 2020 behind you; it was an incredibly challenging year for all of us. Even though 2021 may feel a lot like last year, let’s hope that it’s a better one for all of us. 

    For some community news, I will continue as your president. Being that the first half of last year put mostly everything on hold and caused a lot of our (personal and professional) goals to shift, I volunteered to continue in this role. I feel that we’ve found a bit of rhythm with our virtual planning and operations and I’m looking forward to implementing what we’ve learned not only through 2021 but also in a post-Covid-restricted world. In other SLA news, I encourage you all to read the most recent president’s message from Tara Murray Grove. For our NJSLA community, we have taken the steps to close out our bank account at the end of last year. This requirement is part of the larger association restructuring. Additionally, with gathering restrictions still in place, our community has decided to plan for virtual events for the foreseeable future. Please let us know if you would like to get involved in any community event planning. 

    Finally, I’d like to introduce our board members and community leaders for this upcoming year. 

    • President: Angela Pagliaro 
    • Vice President/Program Chair: Emma C. Moore
    • Secretary: Anya Bartelmann 
    • Past President/Nominating Chair: Janet Cooper Weiss 
    • Director of Communications - Anitha Steventon 
    • Webmaster - Jeanne Mauriello 
    • Membership Chair - Tammy Marshall 
    • Archivist - Louise Deiss

    We have leadership openings for our employment chair and our award chair. If you would like to learn more about the responsibilities of these chairs or if you would like to find ways to get involved with the community at large, please reach out.  Again, thank you all so much for your patience and continued support to this community. 

    The more we as a community and as New Jerseyans keep doing our part, the closer we are to being able to celebrate being together again. If there are any resources you need, I encourage you to review the New Jersey COVID-19 site. You can also find someone to talk to by dialing 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support. 

    Stay safe, stay healthy, stay home when you can, 

    Angela Pagliaro 










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.

 Best,

Kathy Taggart