#NJLA17 Programming Spotlight: Reference Section

As those of us on the frontlines of reference work already know : you have to be ready for everything, anything and something.. all at the same time! It truly represents library work that is all encompassing, reaches across all work types in our field, and still yet provides a core element to the services we provide to our patrons.

As the Reference section works to put together its slate of conference offerings each year, it is with that spirit of variety but within a core service model, that the section always comes through with a wide diversity of programs ready for the taking!

So I got in touch with Reference section co-president Cassidy Charles (before her final flight outta here to sunny California for her new library adventure!) to get the skinny on her session highlights:

Groundbreakers and Trailblazers: Directors, Presidents, and Library Luminaries (Wednesday, April 26 2:30-3:20pm in Wildwood 25 & 26)
As librarians we should be in a constant state of learning and growing from our professional networks and we’re excited to bring together a panel of NJ library professionals who have a variety of experience and stories to share.  

Successful Business Outreach (Tuesday, April 25 4:10-5:00pm in Wildwood 25 & 26)
Following-up from a popular table top presentation at the 2016 NJLA Adult Services Forum, attendees will learn how to crack your local Chamber of Commerce and business community for more expansive outreach and successful partnership.  

George Anastasia, New Jersey Crime Writer  (Tuesday, April 25 11:30am-12:20pm in Wildwood 23 &2 4)
A unique presenter for the annual conference who is a popular presenter to library programming coordinators around New Jersey, Georgia Anastasia will share stories from reporting on the Philadelphia crime beat.

They've even started doing some killer promotion of their own, like this flyer for another one of their events:
And this is just scratching the surface of the many other programs sponsored or co-sponsored by the Reference section (and there are many!). However, the only way to experience all they have in store is to make sure to register and join us at #NJLA17!

Doug Baldwin and the 2016-2017 NJLA Conference Committee