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Liaisons

American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Affiliate Assembly: This representative along with the current President will serve as liaison and official NJASL representative to the AASL Affiliate Assembly exclusively for educational purposes. He/she will represent the interests of NJASL to the leadership of AASL. This representative must be a personal member of AASL and must have previous experience as a delegate to the Affiliate Assembly regulations. He/she will write a monthly column on AASL and Affiliate Assembly and keep NJASL members aware of and connected to actions and issues as disseminated by AASL and /or ALA through regular postings on the Electronic Discussion List.


Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT): This representative along with the current President will serve as a liaison and official NJASL representative to the Association for Educational Communications and Technology exclusively for educational purposes. The AECT representative will provide the leadership and membership of NJASL with information about AECT and will represent the interests of NJASL to the leadership of AECT. The AECT representative must be an active personal member of AECT.


New Jersey Education Association (NJEA): This representative will serve as liaison and official representative to the New Jersey Education Association and will provide information about NJEA and its programs and serve as an advocate of NJASL to NJEA. This representative will also work with the Program Committee to provide NJASL programs and joint NJASL/NJEA programs for NJEA educational conferences and workshops.


International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Affiliate: This representative will serve as the Corporation delegate and official NJASL representative to the International Society for Technology in Education exclusively for educational purposes. He/she will represent the interests of NJASL to the leadership of ISTE. This representative must be a personal member of ISTE. He/she will write a monthly column on ISTE and our affiliation for the NJASL Bookmark newsletter and keep NJASL members aware of and connected to actions and issues as disseminated by ISTE through regular postings on the NJASL Electronic Discussion List.



Charter, Private and Independent Schools: The liaison will establish communications between NJASL and library media specialists employed in Charter, Private and Independent Schools.


Library Services and Technology Act Advisory Committee of New Jersey (LSTA): The liaison will represent New Jersey school libraries upon approval of their nominations by the State Librarian. The liaison[s] will keep NJASL apprised of developments on the committee and of the need to file new nomination applications. According to the nomination form, “The committee advises the State Librarian and the staff of the Library Development Bureau on the development and evaluation of the five year LSTA state plan; establishment of the annual grant criteria, priorities, and categories and evaluation of activities funded through the LSTA program.”


New Jersey Library Association (NJLA): The liaison will provide information about NJLA and its programs and suggest ways in which NJLA and NJASL can collaborate. The liaison will also work with the Conference Committee to provide NJASL and joint programs at NJLA and NJASL conferences.


LibraryLinkNJ: The liaison will establish communications between LibraryLinkNJ and the Corporation, and will report to the Board matters of interest and value to library media specialists. The liaison will maintain contact with the State Library.


New Jersey State Library: The liaison will provide information about NJSL and its programs and suggests ways in which NJSL and NJASL can collaborate. The liaison also works to provide programs at NJASL conferences.


New Jersey Center for the Book: The liaison will provide information about the NJ Center for the Book and its programs to NJASL and represent the interests of NJASL to the NJ Center for the Book.


State Department of Education:The liaison will serve as a source of information about the State Department of Education and as an advocate of school libraries and school librarians in the State Department of Education.




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