Conference Updates

Are You Ready?

Oct 2 2015 - 12:04pm

We are very ready to gear up for the 2016 NJLA Annual Conference at Harrah's brand new Waterfront Conference Center! The online form for program proposals is up and running. Please remember that proposals are only accepted from the established representative (provided to the Conference Committee at the Program Planner's Orientation in September) from each NJLA Section, Committee, or Roundtable. If you have a great idea for a program but are not the representative, reach out to the appropriate group to determine how you can work together. Also, keep in mind that we're excited to work altogether now in our work for and with NJ Libraries. You are encouraged to think outside the box to collaborate with other local and state-wide community-minded organizations. If you have any questions or are just looking for some guidance, feel free to contact the NJLA Conference Committee at, using the subject line "NJLA 2016 Question."

Are You Ready for the 2016 NJLA Conference Keynotes?!

All are invited to join us at a special President's Program on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 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.