Reference Section

The primary activities of the Reference Section are the organization of an annual continuing education program for the Reference Librarians of New Jersey and sponsoring informational sessions at the annual NJLA conference. At other times throughout the year, members meet around the state at various libraries to network, brainstorm, and share ideas regarding reference related issues.

Up-coming Reference Section Meetings

Reference Section Meeting on Tuesday, September 26th at 10am. We'll meet at the Piscataway Public Library. We'll work on ideas for Conference proposals, which are due on November 10th.  We plan to have Adobe Connect set up for those who can't be there in person. Thanks to Doug Baldwin for offering to host, and to give us a tour of their makerspace.

Monday, October 9th, 10am-12pm at the East Brunswick Library. ReferenceUSA training with TJ Pridell of ReferenceUSA. Register via the NJLA web site. 

The next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 25th, 10am at the Cherry Hill Public Library. We will finalize our conference proposals, and then have a tour of this beautiful building. We expect to have Adobe Connect available. Thanks to Tierney Miller for hosting.

On Thursday November 16th, we will meet at the Hoboken Public Library at 10am. I'm looking forward to seeing this historic building! Thanks to Section VP Kerry Weinstein for hosting.

The last meeting of 2017 will be at the Gloucester County Library's headquarters in Mullica Hill on Tuesday, December 5th at 10am, where my co-workers and I will host.

State Library Tour!

The NJLA Reference Section will be hosting a tour of the New Jersey State Library (10 am) and the New Jersey State Archives (2 pm) on Thursday, February 4 (snow date February 11). Both venues are located in Trenton, NJ. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the special collections at each location and meet with the librarians who manage these collections. Each tour will be about 90 minutes to two hours with a break for lunch in between.

Please contact Jill Stafford at if you are interested are able to show up to both or just one of the tours! Hope to see everyone there.