Conference Updates

#NJLA17 Programming Spotlight: Professional Development Committee and Leadership & Education Subcommittee

Mar 27 2017 - 12:14pm

Why do you attend Conference? To network? To scope out new vendors? To buffet binge?

  

Even if you answered “yes” to all three of those reasons, undoubtedly you are also attending for professional development! The Professional Development Committee and Leadership and Education Subcommittee (got all that?) have prepared amazing programs to make sure you leave Conference feeling energized, inspired, and ready to be the best librarian you can be.

The Professional Development Committee is #blessed to have two committed and effective co-chairs this year, Theresa Agostinelli and Alyssa Valenti. They both look forward to NJLA and all the sessions PD is sponsoring and co-sponsoring. For Alyssa, “Focusing on professional development is such an important aspect of librarianship. Having the opportunity to attend so many diverse programs is why I continue to attend the NJLA conference every year. I am especially looking forward to attending the session, There’s an Imposter in the Library… and it’s Me! (Wednesday at 9 AM). I think many people at various stages of their careers suffer from feeling like imposters even if this certainly isn’t the case! I think the session will help me step out of my own box and give me a new perspective on being a librarian”.

Theresa feels similarly: “Programs at the NJLA Conference and continuing education events offered throughout the year are invaluable to our growth as library employees and to libraries as a whole. It is always worthwhile to hear different perspectives and learn new ways of doing things. Connecting with colleagues that are working towards the same goals, regardless of job titles and library types, is invigorating. One program that I am looking forward to at this year’s NJLA Conference is, Agree to Disagree without Being Disagreeable (Tuesday at 11:30 AM). Communication plays such an important role in libraries and in our lives. I am anxious to learn from the talented speakers”.

Further reinforcing the theme of self-awareness and personal improvement, the Leadership and Education Subcommittee is sponsoring Introverted Leadership: How Introversion Leads to Success (Tuesday at 9 AM). Publications on leadership have been praising the qualities of the introverted leader. What are those qualities? How do they work? How do those traits lead an organization to success? Join the subcommittee for a panel discussion on Introverted Leadership. James Keehbler, Karen Pifher, Susan Quinn, and Joan Serpico will all describe how their inner introvert has led to success.

These three sessions are just the tip of the professional development iceberg. Read on for a list of additional programs designed to help you live up to your full potential. See you in AC!

TUESDAY

  • There Is No Box: Innovation and Your Whys, What Ifs, and Why Nots?
    • 9 AM – 9:50 AM
  • Introverted Leadership: How Introversion Leads to Success
    • 9 AM – 9:50 AM
  • Agree to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable
    • 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
  • WiFi Hotspot Lending: Building Digitally Inclusive Communities
    • 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
  • Rutgers Book Showcase
    • 3:10 PM – 4 PM
  • Instructional Assessment Strategies at Your Library!
    • 4:10 PM – 5 PM

WEDNESDAY

  • There’s an Imposter in the Library...and it’s Me!
    • 9 AM – 9:50 AM
  • Develop Your Development Skills: Effective Fundraising for Your Library
    • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM

Adriana Mamay and the 2016-2017 NJLA Conference Committee

Let's Get Virtual

Mar 24 2017 - 11:39am

Technology is amazing. So amazing, that you don't have to be in New Jersey to get the benefits of #njla17!

Can't make it to conference this year? Out of state librarian? Home snuggled up in your PJs with your pet? Check out our Virtual Preconference options! Those who register for one or both days of conference will automatically get access to these offerings, but if you are unable to join us in person, you are welcome to register for JUST these additional virtual sessions! What an amazing opportunity to expand your professional development in an affordable and convenient way!

You can also keep up with us virtually at conference at the resources below:

Follow us on Twitter at @njla_conf

Follow us on Facebook at New Jersey Library Association and 2017 NJLA Conference

Follow us on Storify April 24-26 at NJLA Conference

Hope to see you all there April 24-26 (whether that be the virtual or the in-person you!) **Online regular attendee registration will be accepted through April 10 (please expect to receive email confirmation within 24 hours of submitting your registration) or you can register on-site.

Emily Witkowski and the 2016-2017 NJLA Conference Committee

What are you waiting for? Early Bird Registration Ends April 1!

Mar 23 2017 - 4:04pm

So, I understand you haven’t registered for the NJLA conference yet. What are you waiting for??

We all know that there will be amazing Pre-conferences, Programs, Luncheons, Keynotes and Special Events. There are also…

Comfy hotel rooms!

  

And awesome nightlife!

  

Places to curl up and read…

And places to try your luck…

Plus, the gelato is AMAZING!

You'll be like a kid in a candy store! (Or a librarian in a luxury conference center and casino... is there truly a difference?)

Don’t miss NJLA 2017 – early bird registration ends April 1!!!

Kimberly Paone and the 2016-2017 NJLA Conference Committee

#NJLA17 Programming Spotlight: Urban Libraries Section

Mar 21 2017 - 12:19pm

We Are All Urban Now

In 21st century America, we know that the poor and the homeless are always with us.  Whether through a housing crisis, mental illness, addiction or job loss, the homeless are always with us.  They use our bathrooms.  They attend our programs and consume our food offerings.  They use our computers and our wi-fi.

Once upon a time, these individuals may have been defined as an ‘urban’ issue, but we know that that is no longer true.  New Jersey, which is one of the most urbanized states in the country, has homeless populations in every niche and corner of the state.  Urban libraries may have been the first to be affected by this issue, but it is an issue that is certainly no longer unique to urban settings.

When it comes to many of the social issues of our time, urban libraries are in the forefront.  Budget woes?   Aging infrastructures?  Internet connectivity?  Transportation concerns?  We were there first, and we know the terrain well.

Our issues are your issues.  Join the Urban Libraries Section of NJLA to address these issues and many more.  Because, wherever you are, whatever library you currently work in, these issues are coming to you, if they’re not with you already.

MaryFaith Chmiel, President, Urban Libraries Section

The Urban Libraries Section, in partnership with the Diversity & Outreach Section, will be sponsoring a Dress for Success Donation Drive during the NJLA conference. They will be accepting donations of gently used professional clothing: suits, dresses, ties, shoes to help the young people mentored by Covenant House Atlantic City. Do you have some work-appropriate outfits that no longer fit? Dry clean and donate! There will be a table in the pre-function area collecting your donations from 9am on Tuesday to 5pm on Wednesday. Let’s give back to the community and help these young people find success in the business world!

 

Urban Libraries is co-sponsoring two fantastic pre-conferences this year:

Libraries without Limits: Serving Developmentally Challenged Patrons of All Ages and Library Workers Today: Strong Staff Equals Strong Service. Both will take place on Monday, 4/24, from 1-4:30pm.

And, they are co-sponsoring six not-to-be-missed programs!

On Tuesday, April 25:

WiFi Hotspot Lending: Building Digitally Inclusive Communities (11:30am-12:20pm; Wildwood 20&21)

Since the 1990s, libraries have provided free in-house internet connections and computer access to their communities. After closing time, many of their patrons that lack internet access at home remain in the vicinity of the library trying to access their public WiFi connections. Come hear how organizations such as Jersey On and Mobile Beacon are making it increasingly easier for libraries to build digitally inclusive communities through WiFi hotspot lending.

 

Know Your Community: Using Demographic Data to Better Serve Your Communities (11:30am-12:20pm; Wildwood 12&13)

Correlating with national trends, NJ communities are continuing to see increased diversification linguistically, ethnically and culturally. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to find local demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau, including new immigrant populations, learn about tools that allow users to map the Census demographic information in order to visualize and target hyper-local communities and understand how to apply the local demographic data to library services and practices.

 

 

Home Delivery in the Digital Age (4:10-5:00pm; Wildwood 12&13)

How do you make materials accessible to those community members who are unable to get to the library? Sure, there are digital resources, but come and find out the methods different libraries use to delivery materials, including how to get started, issues to consider and best practices.

 

On Wednesday, April 26:

Helping the Dream: Supporting Undocumented Students and Patrons (9:00-9:50am; Wildwood 14&15)

This session will go in depth to give us an understanding of undocumented students and young adults, along with the barriers, pathways and support available for them to obtain a college degree and beyond. We'll cover the DREAM Act, DACA, scholarships, demographics and best practices for librarians to help patrons who may be facing these issues.

 

Fade to Books: Barbershop Literacy Initiative (11:30am-12:20pm; Wildwood 14&15)

Discussing the cultural importance of barbershops within the Black and Latino communities, along with the creation and implementation of the Barbershop Literacy Initiative, which the NJ State Library has expressed interest in taking statewide.

 

Librarians as Property Managers: A Crash Course {Because Stuff Happens} (3:40-4:30pm; Wildwood 25&26)

This program will focus on how to get to know your building and keep it maintained, as well as understanding the infrastructure that makes your building work so you can communicate with outside maintenance and repair contractors as well as your public works department.

 

Don’t miss out - register for NJLA today! Early bird registration ends on March 25th!

 

Kimberly Paone and the 2016-2017 NJLA Conference Committee

Need More Reasons to Register for #njla17?

Mar 20 2017 - 7:19pm

We are starting to see some stellar promotion for #njla17 conference programs, just in time for the final week of early bird registration rates! See some of what we have seen come across our (virtual) desks and keep sending them our way!

Hope our sections and committees are getting some ideas for promotions, and everyone else is getting some ideas about registering!

Emily Witkowski and the 2016-2017 NJLA Conference Committee

Go Beyond with Conference Scholars

Mar 17 2017 - 3:21pm

As spring break comes to an end for many universities, we thought we would get our Academic Librarians excited about the names and faces they can expect to see at #njla17.

The NJLA Conference, among other things, is a gathering of scholars.   This year’s schedule includes a variety of scholars who will speak on topics of importance and relevance to our field.  Check out some of the fascinating talks below:

On Tuesday…

Joyce Kasma Valenza, of Rutgers University, will show us why, when it comes to innovation, “There is No Box,” as she opens our minds to transformative leadership from 9-9:50am. 

Tim Dewysockie of Rowan University will take us “From BIBFRAME to the Cloud” while giving us a glimpse into the future of library automation via ILS (Integrated Library System Technology) at 9am. 

Leslin H. Charles of Rutgers will take us “Out of the Information Literacy Assessment Box” while introducing new ways to assess libraries’ impact on student learning from 11:30am-12:20pm.  Look for scholars Cara Berg and Theresa Agostinelli’s related presentation, “Instructional Assessment Strategies at Your Library!” at 4:10pm. 

At the Rutgers Book Showcase at 3:10pm, scholars Marie L. Radford, Rebecca Reynolds, Kay Cassell, and Marc Aronson will discuss new publications in the areas of inquiry-based learning, reference service models, and YA literature. 

Dr. Ellen Pozzi of William Paterson University will offer guidance on evaluating and selecting diverse titles for a library’s collection at 3:10pm.  *Look for a related talk, led by Emily Drabinski of Long Island University, on “Narratives of Library Power” on Wednesday from 9-9:50am. 

George Robb, of William Paterson University, will show us how to bring ‘history to life’ and capture patrons’ interest with history-based programs and exhibits at 4:10pm. 

Wednesday packs an intellectual punch, beginning with Keynote speaker Valerie J. Gross, labeled a literal ‘mover and shaker’ by Library Journal, who will present a new vision for libraries based on her proven “Libraries=Education” model.  Her keynote address at 10:10am will be followed by “Making a Splash: How to Implement Libraries=Education” at 11:30am.

Keep the intellectual stimulation going at the CUS Luncheon at 12:30, led by Emily Drabinski, where the topic of discussion will be “Local Contexts, National Demands: Navigating Standards in Academic Libraries.”

Join Ebony Elizabeth Thomas of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and Kay Cassel of Rutgers University at 2:30pm for a timely conversation on the ways that libraries might “weave together our commitments to social justice and intellectual freedom in our collections, services, and programs.”  This talk compliments earlier talks led by Dr. Ellen Pozzi and Emily Drabinski.

Also at 2:30, Richard Kearney of William Paterson University and others will lead a talk on innovative ways to connect users with databases which offer more expansive and precise information than an internet search.  In an age of ‘alternative facts,’ this talk promises that Librarians can continue to inhabit their valuable role as knowledge gatekeepers.    

At the College and University Section Awards Forum at 3:40pm, our academic luminaries will be honored for their research and technological innovation.  Come and see who this year’s winners are and what contributions they have made to library world.  

Librarians have been called many things, but we like to think ourselves as scholars, and these sessions help to solidify that persona.

Michael Stirm and the 2016-2017 NJLA Conference Committee

#NJLA17 Programming Spotlight: Children’s Services Section

Mar 16 2017 - 4:59pm

Each year, we wait to see what wonderful programs NJLA’s various sections, committees, and roundtables will propose--and what will make it to the annual conference. Then come the announcements! YA Section! Emerging Technologies! Reference! While I consider myself a well-rounded public librarian, we all know where my passion lies: services for children. So every year the program listing comes from the Children’s Services Section (CSS) and then I’m like:

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In usual NJLA Conference Committee & CSS section fashion, 2017 is sure to please. Let’s take a look, shall we?

On Monday, April 24, we have the ultimate four-section partnership program at 1 pm: Libraries Without Limits: Serving Developmentally Challenged Patrons of All Ages. If you’re not sure if you serve patrons with special needs...you do! I promise! This type of program is actually something I’ve personally asked for in surveys. Proof that the conference committee sees and hears you. Thanks y’all!

Here’s the other fabulous thing about conference this year: there seems to be a CSS program in a majority of the available time slots! There’s a lot to choose from. Here are some highlights.

On Tuesday, when the conference really starts to heat up, our early birds will get to go to Maker Outreach: Taking Tech to Urban Schools featuring two librarians from the Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library.

If you can even function after a keynote by Queen Janet Mock, then you’re ready for Beyond the Books with Author/Illustrator David Macaulay! This Caldecott award winner did this year’s Collaborative Summer Library Program artwork.

Feeling hungry? Or hangry, in my case? Head over to the CSS & YASS Brown Bag Lunch at 12:30 and learn more about the sections and the Garden State Book Awards process. And make FRIENDS! (Seriously, the best part of conference: connecting with wonderful people.)

That brings us to 3:10 pm on Tuesday. You know what? I literally. Can’t. Even. There’s so much to choose from! One great choice is Choosing Diversity: Evaluating and Selecting Titles for Your Library’s Collection (with Dr. Ellen Pozzi and Sharon Rawlins from the NJSL).

When the day winds down, you will not want to miss Tech Programs for Low-Tech Librarians with T.J. Lamanna, Cherry Hill Public Library; Joseph Emery, Livingston Public Library; Megan Kociolek, Nutley Public Library; Lisa O'Shaughnessy, East Orange Public Library. I love when South Jersey & North Jersey come together to share their expertise with us.

Every sessions has a plethora of fabulous choices. How are we even going to choose? I don’t know!

So when you wake up on Wednesday after you and your amazing colleagues receive awards and accolades and enjoy pleasant company at the Pool Party, get your breakfast on with the State Library. Early? Yes. Delicious? Also yes.

Once you’ve been fed, you’re ready to tackle Wednesday.

Remember those difficult decisions you had to make yesterday? Get that hat back on because it’s time to choose between more wonderful sessions. But do you consider yourself not-so-tech-savvy? Try Conversation Starter - Full STEAM Ahead: Programs and Resources for Non-Tech Librarians with Erica Krivopal and Doug Baldwin of Piscataway Public Library. If you aren’t in tune with the work PPL does, you will not want to miss this opportunity. They set a great example for public library services.

Finally, it’s lunch time! Can’t miss the Garden State Book Awards Luncheon. I have both laughed and cried at this amazing, delicious, event. Be sure to book your spot when you register for conference!

Then walk, swiftly, for a seat at Practical Conversations about Diversity, Inclusion, Intellectual Freedom and Our Role in Social Justice Work. Let’s get honest and accountable with each other. I hope to see you there and sit at the table of change and justice with you all.

And then, just like that, it really is time to say goodbye:

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But we don’t have to worry about that yet. See you in April, my friends.

Cassie Runkel and the 2016-2017 NJLA Conference Committee

#NJLA17 Programming Spotlight: Technical Services Section

Mar 15 2017 - 12:39pm

NJLA's Technical Services Section works hard to make sure we know the best processes and procedures to make our collections accessible and ready for all! Check out what they have to say about their program offerings for this year's conference!

 

We know our patrons want e-resources, and they are as popular as ever.  Cost considerations along with the potential for an intensive and multipart Technical Services and Collection Development workflow, can make selection tricky. How can libraries be sure they're spending their budgets on resources their patrons will want?

Demand-driven acquisition is a method of e-resource development that allows patron demand to help guide the process. Two librarians, one from the world of public libraries and the other from the world of academic libraries, will share their experiences with DDA and learn whether it can help your library.

This program will have broad ranging appeal across types of libraries and impacts all aspects of library service.  Building an e-Book Collection via Demand-Driven Acquisition is co-sponsored by the College & University Section, Emerging Technologies Section, and Reference Section.

Building an e-Book Collection via Demand-Driven Acquisition

Is demand-driven acquisition (DDA) right for you? Middlesex County College Library has been using DDA to build its e-book collections since 2011, and our experience may either make the case for DDA or scare you away. This program will lay out the benefits and challenges of DDA, including setting up subject profiles, selecting material, monitoring funds, managing catalog records and weighing DDA against other available e-book acquisition models. Dan Lane from BCCLS will discuss demand driven e-content acquisitions in the public library sphere.

Presenter(s):  Charles Dolan, Middlesex County Library; Dan Lane, BCCLS

Event Time: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 9:00am to 9:50am

Location:  Wildwood 23 & 24

And don't forget to check out two other programs that Technical Services is co-sponsoring:

From BIBFRAME to the Cloud: The Future of the ILS

The world of library automation is changing; are you ready for it? From allowing the incorporation of BIBFRAME into MARC records all the way to mobile apps for registering patrons and circulating materials, Integrated Library System (ILS) technology is rapidly evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of library staff and patrons. In this session, discover what the future of library automation holds, the latest and upcoming features of ILSs and how they will impact your library.

Presenter(s): Elayna Turner, Gloucester County Library System; Tim Dewysockie, Rowan University
Event Time: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 9:50am
Location: Wildwood 23 & 24

Narratives of Library Power: The Stories Library Shelves Tell
Every time we put a book on a shelf, we make a choice about how that book can be found by people browsing for materials. We put materials about sexuality next to books about marriage, and separate books about poverty from books about the ruling class. What kinds of ideological stories do our shelves tell, and what can librarians do to change dominant narratives?

Presenter(s): Emily Drabinski, Long Island University, Brooklyn
Event Time: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 9:00am to 9:50am
Location: Wildwood 10 & 11

So don't delay! Register today!

 

Pham Condello and the 2016-2017 NJLA Conference Committee

#NJLA17 Programming Spotlight: College and University Section

Mar 10 2017 - 4:55pm

The 2017 NJLA Conference is loaded with programs tailored to the needs and interests of college and university librarians. This year, the sessions sponsored and co-sponsored by the College and University Section are spread throughout the Conference, with a Preconference on Monday, four programs on Tuesday, and another seven on Wednesday for a total of 12 CUS programs! Experience the full Conference for three days of Beyond the Box professional development, networking, and camaraderie.

MONDAY

  • Preconference Library Workers Today: Strong Staff Equals Strong Service
    • 1 PM - 4:30 PM

TUESDAY

  • Introverted Leadership: How Introversion Leads to Success
    • 9 AM – 9:50 AM
  • Step Out of the Information Literacy Assessment Box: Determining Library Impact on Student Learning Via a Longitudinal Study
    • 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
  • Rutgers Book Showcase
    • 3:10 PM – 4 PM
  • Instructional Assessment Strategies at Your Library!
    • 4:10 PM – 5 PM

WEDNESDAY

  • Helping the Dream: Supporting Undocumented Students and Patrons
    • 9 AM – 9:50 AM
  • Narratives of Library Power: The Stories Library Shelves Tell
    • 9 AM – 9:50 AM
  • Building an e-Book Collection via Demand-Driven Acquisition9 AM – 9:50 AM
  • Having Your Voice Heard: Effectively Communicating Your Public Service
    • 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
  • CUS Luncheon: Local Contexts, National Demands: Navigating Standards in Academic Libraries featuring Emily Drabinski of LIU, Brooklyn
    • 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
  • Beyond the Browser: A Jump-Start to Promoting Your Library’s e-Resources
    • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
  • CUS Awards Forum
    • 3:40 PM – 4:30 PM

In addition to attending programs and the CUS Luncheon, join us to cheer on the winners of three NJLA CUS/ACRL-NJ awards at the NJLA Awards Reception. The recipients of the Distinguished Service Award, Research Award, and Technology Innovation Award will be announced at this free event on Tuesday evening from 6 PM to 8 PM. Refreshments will be served!

We can’t wait to see you in AC, Academics!

Adriana Mamay and the 2016-2017 NJLA Conference Committee

Join Us For Preconference!

Mar 8 2017 - 4:54pm

The 2017 preconference session line-up has something for everyone this year!

Extended preconference sessions will be held on Monday, April 24, the day prior to our two-day full schedule of events. These 3.5-hour sessions are designed to allow for an in-depth look at highlighted topics, opportunity for discussion and question-and-answer, and even hands-on activity in some cases. NJLA strives to bring in speakers that offer experience beyond the NJ or library landscape, while providing relevant information to all of our constituents. Preconference sessions often provide a unique opportunity for Board of Trustee and Friends of the Library members to engage with each other, library workers and supporters, as well. With an additional charge required for attendance at these events, we hope that you agree that these sessions add specific value to the NJLA Conference experience as a whole!

NJLA continues to provide additional virtual preconference sessions throughout the morning of Monday, April 24, too, using the Adobe Connect platform! These events come free-of-charge to all those who register for any part of the 2017 NJLA Conference (preconference-only, single-day or full-conference), and all three sessions are also offered to those who do not register for Conference at a single low cost of $25. (Details for registering ONLY for the virtual sessions will be available on the website soon.) All attendees will be emailed the details of accessing these sessions prior to April 24. The virtual preconferences will be recorded and distributed to paid attendees following Conference.

Find complete registration costs online: http://njlaconference.info/content/attendee-registration

As an added bonus, don’t forget to stick around on Monday evening for the President’s Program featuring Tammy Tibbetts of She’s the First, followed by Library Trivia sponsored by NJLA’s Member Services Committee! Register for the 2017 Conference today; early bird deadline is March 25.

Preconference Sessions

Monday, April 24, 1:00-4:30pm

One Talking Point at a Time: Library Sound Bites that Work

Patrick Sweeney, well-known Political Director of EveryLibrary, will teach the basics of creating winning messages and sound bites that help promote your library and Friends groups. Employing the formula 27/9/3 (use 27 words in 9 seconds to make 3 simple points) and other communication tools, learn skills that will craft a message that resonates with your community and delivers it efficiently, effectively and as often as possible. Excellent for all library staff, Friends and Trustees.

Libraries Without Limits: Serving Developmentally Challenged Patrons of All Ages

Adult Social Hours, Special Needs Library Time, Inclusive Storytime, Job Skills, Life Skills . . . There is NO LIMIT to what your library can offer developmentally challenged patrons! Join us for a fun, interactive panel discussion where we will talk about programming, resources and building partnerships to help serve this very special population. This panel will feature librarians from public library systems and high schools, an ACT Program representative from Rowan College, and a representative from the Volunteer Center of South Jersey.

Library Workers Today: Strong Staff Equals Strong Service

Running a library is hard and no one knows this better than those doing the work! A shifting workplace, public misconception of our job, and side effects of doing more with less are among the challenges library workers face. How can we balance our dedication to our profession and our communities with our own well-being? Join librarians from public libraries and colleges/universities for these conversations about the relationship library staff has to libraries and the work we do.

Virtual Preconferences

9:50-10:40am

The Importance of HTTPS with Let’s Encrypt

Join Let’s Encrypt and JerseyConnect in learning the value and implementation of HTTPS. This program is for both people new to the topic who want to learn and understand what HTTPS is and why it’s important, and those who are interested in learning about HTTPS implementation and validation.

 

11:00-11:50am

Making Your Space: The Nuts and Bolts of Policy and Procedure for Makerspaces

So, you know what you what to make and you have your space, but how do you make it all happen? This informative presentation will feature panelists from public, academic and museum libraries, and you'll go home with actual handouts on policy and procedure that you can modify for your own makerspace.

12:10-1:00pm

Volunteering Outside the Box for Teens and New Adults

Libraries are the go-to place for volunteers, particularly teens and new adults, who often need to fulfill a requirement for school or another civic organization. Join four public librarians in a panel discussion as they share their successes and failures of volunteer programs. As we strive to meet the deadlines of fulfilling volunteer requirements, this session will offer both an overview and specific tips for implementing teen volunteers in your library.

Kate Jaggers and the 2016-2017 NJLA Conference Committee

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