Why Should YOU Be At Conference?: School Library Media Specialist Edition

Why should YOU be at Conference, School Librarians?

...Because the New Jersey Library Association LOVES YOU!

Really. We do! Have you seen the Unlock Student Potential campaign? NJLA is committed to advocating for highly effective school library programs, and in the wake of School Library Media Specialist positions being eliminated in our state, have formed a coalition to ensure that New Jersey students have the opportunity to reach their potential through effective school libraries. Attending the conference will be an important opportunity to make your voice heard!

Tech Tools & Research Methods

How do you feel about Tech Tools and new research methods? Because the NJLA conference has them. In 2016, one School Librarian was particularly excited to learn, from a Rutgers student, about how her students can use research videos in addition to research papers for science classes. Whether you’re looking to step up your students’ research game or grow your school’s makerspace, new ideas abound at conference.

Fun & Fandom

Oh the Authors! The Keynotes! Your kidlit and YA fandom dreams come true at conference: in the recent past we’ve hosted authors and illustrators like Peter Brown, Tedd Arnold, Rita Williams Garcia, Wendy Mass, and Jersey Girl Librarian-Turned-Author Sandy Hall! No, we weren’t crying during Sandy’s speech at the 2015 Garden State Book Awards Luncheon… you were!

And don’t forget about the fabulous NJLA Store. If you were wondering if you *need* those library themed socks...the answer is YES.

We can’t wait to see you!

Cassie Runkel and the 2016-2017 NJLA Conference Committee