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  • 06 Apr 2016 10:32 AM | Anonymous

    NJASL President Janet Clark and Vice President-Elect Lisa Bakanas testified at the the NJ Board of Education monthly board meeting in honor of School Library Month.


    Pictured (L-R): New Jersey Board of Education President Mark W. Biedron, NJASL President Janet Clark, Vice President -Elect Lisa Bakanas, NJ Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf


  • 29 Sep 2015 11:38 AM | Anonymous

    Bruce DuBoff, NJASL President-Elect, advocated for a re-focus on school libraries and librarians in a speech he gave during an NJ Board of Education Meeting held on September 17, 2015.  Read his testimony Here

  • 12 May 2015 11:28 AM | Anonymous

    NJASL is pleased to announce that Arlen Kimmelman, Library Media Specialist at Clearview Regional High School in Mullica Hill, NJ, and current President of NJASL, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 American Association of School Librarian's new Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries.


    In it's inaugural year, the Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries provides financial support to public school libraries that are interested in increasing local awareness regarding the importance of school libraries and certified school librarians. The award is granted to one recipient, selected from a national pool, each year.  Read more about it HERE.

  • 09 Apr 2015 2:02 PM | Anonymous

    The New Jersey State Board of Education (NJSBE) adopted a Resolution during their meeting on April 1 to join NJASL in recognizing April 2015 as School Library Month.


    NJASL President Arlen Kimmelman accepted the Resolution on behalf of school librarians across our State. Mrs. Kimmelman invited two of her students from Clearview Regional High School in Mullica Hill, NJ, 9th grader Matthew Vona and 10th grader Sara Jordan, to address the NJSBE on her behalf.


    Read more about it HERE


  • 17 Mar 2015 8:57 AM | Anonymous

    The NJASL Nominations Committee is proud to announce the 2015 slate of candidates for the Board. The committee sincerely thanks these candidates who have stepped forward to run for these positions and give of their time to NJASL.


    Vice President:  Lisa Bakanas

    Secretary:  Michelle McGrievey

    Member-at-Large:  Elizabeth Ullrich

    ISTE Representative:  Renee Rogers


    Current members of NJASL are eligible to vote from now until April 15, 2015. Please vote only once.


    View Candidate Bio's and Vote Here


  • 15 Feb 2015 2:18 PM | Anonymous

    The most recent posts to News From Trenton at NJASL.org provide information on:

    · Assembly Education Committee Looks at PARCC - Legislation to delay use of PARCC tests for three years and provisions of parents to opt out
    · NJDOE PARCC Update and Next Steps
    · Release of PARCC English Language Arts End of Year Practice Tests
    · Interim Report of Study Commission on Student Assessments
    · Proposed Changes to Teacher Preparation and Certification Requirements

    You can read the News from Trenton at NJASL.org under the Member's Only tab after you log in.

    Peg Lawlor NJASL
    Government Relations Consultant

  • 13 Feb 2015 5:07 PM | Anonymous

    Tempus fugit! It is amazing how quickly time passes; it is already three months after our highly successful and extremely well-attended 2014 conference and hence time to plan for this November. Save the dates and join us for the 2015 Fall Conference, November 15-17, at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch.

    I am gathering the conference committee together now and I would love to have your participation. However, if you cannot serve on the committee, please consider submitting a proposal to present at the conference. See the attached proposal forms for details. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2015.

    Conference Proposal Form.doc

    Conference Proposal Form.pdf

    A primary reason our conference stays strong and healthy despite the industry’s declining numbers is the consistently high quality of our presentations and programming. I need you, with your submissions, to make this conference the place to be this November and the most highly-anticipated event of the year. It is your creativity, innovation, and professionalism that powers and drives NJASL; please offer to display it proudly at #NJASL15 !!

    Best regards,

    Bruce DuBoff
    NJASL 2015 Conference Chair
    bruceduboff@gmail.com
    609-217-3967

  • 02 Feb 2015 4:07 PM | Anonymous

    The February issue of Bookmark is available for viewing HERE!

  • 02 Feb 2015 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    As policy makers consider new measures to implement the Common Core Standards, and school districts begin drafting their budgets, we need to make sure that everyone is aware of the value of school library programs in educating students of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.


    Many SLMS will meet with their school principal or other administrator to draft a budget for the library program. This is an ideal time to advocate for funding for a strong school library program staffed by certified SLMS.

    NJASL offers information and tools you can use to be a strong library advocate. Visit:

    http://njasl.org/Budgets_Funding


  • 02 Feb 2015 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    As policy makers consider new measures to implement the Common Core Standards, and school districts begin drafting their budgets, we need to make sure that everyone is aware of the value of school library programs in educating students of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

    Many SLMS will meet with their school principal or other administrator to draft a budget for the library program. This is an ideal time to advocate for funding for a strong school library program staffed by certified SLMS.

    NJASL offers information and tools you can use to be a strong library advocate. Visit:

    http://njasl.org/Budgets_Funding


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