NJLA Annual Conference

Each and every year, NJLA and NJASL invites librarians, all types of library workers, and supporters and vendors to participate in engaging discussion, thoughtful workshops and presentations, networking and professional development during this three-day conference. On this website, you'll find information for professional and paraprofessional staff, Board of Trustee members, Friends volunteers, and other Conference participants.

Program proposals are now being accepted from representatives of NJLA Committees, Sections, Roundtables or Task Forces. The deadline for proposals is November 18, 2016. At this time, no proposals are accepted from outside individuals, groups or vendors. (Contact information for the leadership of specific NJLA groups can be found on the NJLA website!) 

Vendors, nonprofits and potential sponsors are listed under the Exhibitors tab, where specific details about participation can also be found. Keep your eye out for updates soon!

Questions? Email the NJLA Conference Committee Chairs or contact the New Jersey Library Association Office directly. See you at the NJLA Conference at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, NJ on April 24-26, 2017!

Thank you ReferenceUSA!

In addition to being a Platinum Sponsor, this year our friends at ReferenceUSA extended a grant opportunity to first-time attendees to join us at the 2016 NJLA Conference! Congratulations to the ReferenceUSA Continuing Education grant winners:

  • Judith Ungar, Union County College
  • Kristin Rainey, Mercer County Library System, Hopewell

A Note from Covenant House

"On behalf of the hundreds of youth that Covenant House in Atlantic City serves each year, we are so very thankful for the abundant outpouring of generosity from the New Jersey Library Association members in collecting and donating much needed items. For kids that come to us sometimes with on the clothes on their backs, your gifts will help ensure that they receive the comfort and care they deserve." -- Jennifer Williams, Director of Development, Covenant House Atlantic City

Code of Conduct for NJLA Conference

The New Jersey Library Association sponsors a variety of forums, meetings and professional development opportunities, including the annual spring Conference. The purpose of these events is to provide NJ librarians with opportunities to learn, connect and grow, which we believe to have a positive impact on the development and improvement of libraries throughout the state.

NJLA does not tolerate harassment of members, attendees, staff, venue workers, speakers or other participants at any meetings or events sponsored by the organization. Speakers are asked to frame discussion as openly and inclusively as possible and to be aware of how language or images may be perceived by others. Participants may - and do - exercise their option to leave a session or a conversation. As a statewide professional development association for librarians and library workers in New Jersey, the events sponsored by NJLA are an extension of work and no person should work under threat of harassment.

Read the complete NJLA Code of Conduct, guidelines to report a problem or incident during or following the 2016 NJLA Conference, and other Atlantic City contact information.

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