May 18, 2021

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 Library Association Responds to NJ State Library Eliminating Statewide Virtual Reference Service (QandANJ)

From a New Jersey Library Association Blog Post: NJLA believes the library community must have a voice in determining the programs and services provided by state and federal dollars to the residents of New Jersey. Currently, the NJ State Librarian has two committees with statutory responsibilities in providing direction for the use of state/or federal […]