NJLA Central: Committees, Sections and Roundtables

Established in 1890, the NJLA is the oldest and largest library organization in New Jersey.

  •     Advocates for the advancement of library services for the residents of New Jersey
  •     Provides continuing education & networking opportunities for librarians
  •     Supports the principles of intellectual freedom & promotes access to library materials for all

NJLACentral is one location for all of NJLA's Committees, Sections and Roundtables to promote their events, share their projects and communicate with their colleagues in New Jersey.  Questions about the structure of NJLA?  Check out these resources: NJLA Code for Committees,NJLA Organizational Chart

Latest Updates from All Groups

Annual Appeal

December 12, 2017

Dear NJLA Members and Friends,

We Did It!

We did it! With 99% precincts reporting, the NJ Library Construction Bond Act has passed with 903,584 votes in favor. Approval of this legislation will result in $125 million in matching funds for capital projects at public libraries in New Jersey. This funding will have a tremendous impact on communities across our great state.

Right to Read

Over 2,200 undocumented immigrants are being held in detention centers located throughout New Jersey. Conditions in these centers are dehumanizing and fall well below the standards of American prisons. This includes a lack of reading materials in their native language. 

First Friends of NJ and NY is an organization providing services to these detained immigrants. As part of their operation, First Friends provides free books for relief - even momentarily - from their current conditions.