Day One of #njla16

We hope everyone is having as much fun as we are on Conference Committee at this year's NJLA Conference! From great preconferences, to the awesome new venue, to trivia with Stanley Newman, the first day has been a real success. We hope those of you who were unable to attend the preconference were able to enjoy the awesome virtual preconference we had to offer as well. 

Just a reminder to all that the official hashtag for this year's conference is #njla16. Some of you are already sharing and posting on social media, and keep it up! For those of you who haven't joined the virtual party yet, it has just begun! Plus, there's a great incentive: Each day we are going to update a Storify page which will collect tweets, instagram, and facebook posts that use the official conference hashtag. If you are posting and sharing content, you may just see your name immortalized on our Storify page. For Day One highlights, follow here:,

We hope that everyone contiues to enjoy themselves at the lovely Harrah's Resort. Some important reminders:

  • Registration opens at 7:30 tomorrow morning. At registration you can claim your name badge, luncheon tickets, and an official program.
  • Don't forget to download the NJLA Conference App! Available for all of your conference needs.
  • Tomorrow we'll have our first keynote with YA author Jay Asher at 10:10AM in Wildwood 1
  • The Exhibit Hall will have its Grand Opening at 11AM. Make sure you thank your exhibitors and sponsors, get a free cup of coffee, and find the dice for a great prize!
  • The NJLA Store will officially be in full swing tomorrow, so stop by for all things library and book-related (plus everything in between).

And remember, if you have any questions, swing by the registration desk o find someone with an "ASK ME" pin on and we'll point you in the right direction!

At least it looks like these librarians are having fun!:

Happy Conference!

Emily Witkowski and the 2016 Conference Committee