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Join us at the 2016 NJLA Conference!

Register today!

You are all invited to join together for the 2016 Annual NJLA Conference on May 16-18 at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, NJ! All advance registrations must be submitted online; please see this form for payment options and other details. To take advantage of all offered events and to enhance your overall Conference experience, find details about Harrah's and overnight accommodations here.

Together, 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. Vendors, nonprofits and potential sponsors are invited to take a look at the Exhibitors tab for registration forms and further information about participating in and supporting our association's signature continuing education opportunity.

Questions? Email the NJLA Conference Committee at using subject line "NJLA 2016 Question," or contact the New Jersey Library Association Office directly at

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

Code of Conduct for NJLA Conference

2016 logo.pngThe 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.

2016 NJLA Sponsorship Benefits

Find information about opportunities to benefit your organization and support ours under Exhibits, including guidelines for sponsorship. Register today!

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Featured Speakers for 2016 Conference

President's Program

All are invited to kick-off the full conference program by joining us at a special event on Monday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. hosted by NJLA President James Keehbler featuring Stanley Newman. Stanley Newman has been the editor of the Newsday Daily Crossword since January 1992. Today, the Newsday Crossword is syndicated worldwide to over 200 daily, Sunday and Internet newspapers. As a puzzle solver, he holds the world’s record, set in 1996 under Guinness Book conditions, for the fastest completion of a New York Times crossword: 2 minutes, 14 seconds. He is the author or editor of more than 150 books of crosswords and word games, as well as the memoir/instructional manual Cruciverbalism and 15,003 Answers: The Ultimate Trivia Encyclopedia.