October 31, 2014

New Jersey: Theft and Vandalism Cause Trenton Free Public Library to Ration Toilet Paper

From The Times of Trenton:

New Jersey: “Libraries Manage to Avoid Deep Cuts Despite Economy”

From NorthJersey.com: While tough economic times have forced towns to make tough decisions about what services to provide, but when it comes to the local library the ax thus far is stayed. The Norwood Public Library is one such institution set to see improvements. In April, the Norwood mayor and council approved expansion plans that […]

State of New Jersey State Releases Searchable Database of Attorneys

From the New Jersey State Courts: A searchable index of more than 80,000 attorneys licensed to practice in New Jersey is now available on the Judiciary website, njcourts.com. The database includes the date of admission to the bar, the status to practice law in New Jersey, and the county and municipality of the business office […]

N.J. State Librarian Reflects on Changes Over Her 36-Year Career

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: New Jersey State Librarian Norma Blake has announced that she will retire in July, closing a chapter of her 36-year career as a steward of the state library community. [Clip] In 2010, for example, when libraries faced deep cuts in state funding, she helped procure $7.5 million in federal stimulus funding […]

New Jersey's State Librarian Announces Retirement

From New Jersey State Library Web Site: New Jersey State Librarian Norma Blake announced that she plans to retire this July, closing the book on a distinguished career that has served New Jersey libraries for more than 36 years, including 10 years as the New Jersey State Librarian. “Norma has played a critical role in […]

Some South Jersey Municipalities Want to Move Libraries Off Beachfront, Put Land on Tax Rolls

From the Press of Atlantic City: The Wildwood Crest branch of the Cape May County Library sits in a prized location, right on the beachfront at Ocean Avenue — and that’s why the borough is moving it two blocks away. Having such prime beachfront real estate used for a public library might seem like a […]

New Jersey Dept. of Agriculture Launches Database of More Than 2000 Vintage Photographs

From NJ.com: An online data – and image bank describing more than 7,000 vintage photographs produced by the Department of Agriculture to document farming in New Jersey from the late 19th century through the 1970s has been created. Of these, more than 2,000 photos have been scanned and are now publicly viewable in the image […]