Registration NOW Open!

The 2015 NJLA Conference will be held on April 20-22 at the Jersey Shore's Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch! Come join hundreds of New Jersey librarians and contribute to the movement that is Libraries On the Edge!

Featuring Keynote Speakers

Rich Harwood & Jason Griffey

President's Program Speaker

Joe Connolly

You can register online or by downloading the print form and returning it to the NJLA Office.

Lodging Information
Ocean Place Resort & Spa
One Ocean Boulevard
Long Branch, NJ 07740 

  • Special room rates for NJLA Conference attendees
  • Room rate is $169.00 for single or double occupancy, including resort fee, but subject to taxes
  • All reservations must be made by April 5, 2015
  • Rooms should be booked by calling 800-411-6493 (press 2 for rerservations)
2015 Registration Form rev..pdf

Keynote Speakers Announcement


We know you’ve all been anxiously awaiting exciting Conference details, so . . . 

Without further ado, we are pleased to announce our Keynote presenters for the 2015 NJLA Conference: Rich Harwood and Jason Griffey. 

Rich Harwood is founder and president of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, a national nonprofit organization that helps people and organizations address community challenges, improve their own effectiveness, and do their work in a way that makes communities stronger.

The Harwood Institute is currently partnering with the American Library Association on a project called Libraries Transforming Communities, an initiative which seeks to strengthen the role of librarians as core community leaders and change-agents. You’re invited to be part of this engaging session on Tuesday morning, April 21, 2015 at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa.


Jason Griffey, former Head of IT for the University of TN at Chattanooga Library and currently the founder and principal consultant at Evenly Distributed, a technology consulting firm for libraries and education, will share with us his expertise and forward-thinking as our Keynote on Wednesday, April 22.

Perhaps Jason is best known in the library community as designer and director of The LibraryBox Project, which gives users the ability to share digital files with anyone in a given location, without Internet or even electricity. LibraryBox has been featured in Make Magazine and BoingBoing, implemented in libraries around the world, and utilized for a variety of other innovative projects.

Libraries are on the edge of community-building, technology, and innovation in thinking and doing. The 2015 Keynote presenters will provide perspective and share with us specific experiences and trials to inspire us to continue to propel our libraries and our communities forward.

We could not be more excited to welcome these two outstanding innovators to the Jersey Shore for our 2015 Conference!

Stay tuned for more Conference updates later this week.

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