Library Legislation

This page will post information on library legislation that

impacts school library media specialists in New Jersey including

federal and state legislation.    

Current Legislation in NJ State Legislature

A1995- Requires School Library Media Specialists

Summary:  Would require a certain ratio of school library media specialists

Assembly Sponsors: Shavonda Sumter, Benjie Wimberly (LD 35), Daniel Bensen (LD 14)

Assembly Co-Sponsors: Ralph Caputo (LD28), Thomas Giblin (LD34), John McKeon (LD27)

Introduced Assembly : January 9, 2018   Referred to Assembly Education Committee

      Senate Version of bill:  Waiting to hear from Senator Beach’s office (LD6)

A132  Information Literacy Bill

Summary: Require instruction on information literacy in curriculum in grades K -12.

Assembly Sponsors: Wayne DeAngelo (D14), Daniel Bensen (D14), Mila Jasey (D27)

Introduced January 9, 2018   Referred to Assembly Education Committee

Both of these bills would provide support for NJASL’s vision statement: “That every student in every school in New Jersey is served by a certified full-time School Library Media Specialist”.

The Goal of NJASL is to gain as many sponsors as possible for these two bills.

For more information on the bills as well as ways that school library media specialists can support these bills, click on the link,

NJASL 2018 Library Legislation

Please take a few minutes to review the sponsors of these bills.  If your legislator is listed as a sponsor, please thank them for their sponsorship.  If your legislator is not listed as a sponsor, please call or email their office to ask them to sponsor the bill.   Click on this link to find your legislator.

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