Distribution of SJRLC Equipment
We have acquired a variety of items over the past 24 years.
Some would have value on the open market; the majority would
not (many people are shutting down offices) but might
have great value to you!
be able to put in a bid or claim starting at 10 AM next
Tuesday, June 15.
In the meantime, take a look at what we have and our
distribution plan at
WE NEED YOUR PROXY
(GET ONE AND FAX IT BACK NOW BEFORE YOU FORGET)
In view of the consolidation of the New
Jersey RLC�s into one Region (that is not us) and the potential
passage of a Governor�s budget that zero funds our Cooperative,
we anticipate ceasing operations at the office on or about
August 27, 2010.
We are currently in hurry up and wait
mode as we work on options that we can�t be pursuing until the
budget is passed, one way or another. While we still work for
restoration of funds, the situation looks dire and we want to
effect a shutdown, if necessary, with the maximum helpfulness,
grace, and thanks to you, our much loved members.
Before then, we have a lot of unfinished business:
- Providing exit strategies and
continuation options for a variety of services that you
currently need and enjoy. We�re working hard on this now and
you�ll be hearing more after the budget passes in July
- Plan for an orderly cessation of
operations at the SJRLC Office. We have acquired a variety
of items over the past 24 years. Some would have value on
the open market; the majority would not (many people are
shutting down offices) but might have great value to you!
See our Distribution Plan
- Plan for a get-together and
celebration of our success. We�ll let you know time and date
as soon as we have it.
- Secure proxies from voting
representatives so that we can have
the votes necessary to dissolve and avoid the additional
expense of continuing as a not-for-profit corporation beyond
the time we are able to operate as a Library Cooperative.
- Not sure if you're the voting rep?
- For School Libraries: Check the
list of School District
Voting Reps. There is one voting rep per district.
If you are now in the position of someone currently listed
as the voting rep, you are the new voting rep.
- For all others: The library
director is the voting rep.
- When in doubt, please sign and fax
back the proxy.
Does managing gracefully count when we
have been consolidated and zero-funded? We think it does and
clearly you all think so too. SJRLC is a classy organization and
you are a classy group of libraries and individuals. I am proud
of us all.
Print that PROXY FORM and fax it back to us right now at
The New Jersey Regional Library Cooperatives and AWE
are pleased to offer public and school members a SPECIAL GROUP
PURCHASE VOLUME DISCOUNT to the
Early Literacy Workstation.
May 24-June 24, 2010.
This offer was developed in response to member requests. For all
details and the vendor rep�s contact information, please go to:
THREATS TO NEW JERSEY LIBRARIES
many of you know,
Governor's Christie's budget proposes cuts to the following
budget lines: Library Network Aid, Per Capita Library Aid,
Virtual Library. Additionally, the budget proposes moving
the State Library under the auspices of Rutgers University, and
there is a bill pending (A2555)
to eliminate the 1/3 of a mil minimum funding for municipal
libraries. For more details on these threats see
We are working with the library
community to develop an advocacy plan to address these threats.
As our advocacy efforts develop we will be in touch with SJRLC
members through our listserv, webpage, blog, and all channels at
For now, here are three
things you can do:
- Point supporters to this
http://capwiz.com/ala/nj/home/ and ask them to contact
their state reps and the Governor to fight for funding.
Capwiz makes it EASY!! Also, you can sign up for
legislative alerts (and encourage other to do so too) here:
- Encourage your friends, family, and customers who
support library service to
http://www.ilovenjlibraries.org/ so we can continue building
our base of support.
(thanks to Heidi Cramer for providing)
TO MOVER SHAKERS: ANDY WOODWORTH AND PEGGY CADIGAN!
A hearty congratulations to Andy
Woodworth (Burlington County Library) and Peggy Cadigan (NJ
State Library) on their recognitions as Library Journal
Mover/Shakers for 2010! The
issue is available online at:
QUEST DISCOUNT UPDATE
collaboration with the RLC directors, the NJ State
Library staff has negotiated a discount offering for
those public libraries that wish to subscribe to
For complete details see:
Continuing Education Event
COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES
Group Discount for
Computers in Libraries Conference
THE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE FOR
INFORMATION AGE LIBRARIANS
APRIL 12-14, 2010
HYATT REGENCY CRYSTAL CITY, ARLINGTON, VA
DETAILS ON THE BLOG AT:
DELIVERY LOG SHEETS NOW AVAILABLE
SJRLC will continue to offer
face-to-face (f2f) workshops on a variety of
topics, in a variety of locations. As always,
our workshops (both online and f2f) will be
posted to our Continuing Education schedule at
www.sjrlc.org/ce, as well as
to the blog,
If you have any questions regarding the
new online offerings, or suggestions for workshops,
please contact Peter Bromberg at
DISCOUNT PACKAGE FOR 2009-2010 IS HERE!
package for 2009-2010 is now up on
our website at
You'll see many of your old
favorites, but also some new
discount offers including:
A big thanks to
Cheryl O'Connor and Mi-Sun Lyu at
Infolink for taking the lead on
vendor negotiations and putting
together a wonderful discount
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS HERE...
pleased to announce that are
launching an online registration with
integrated calendar on Monday, October
To see the new calendar go to:
If you want to practice/experience doing
an online registration, please register
the SJRLC Halloween Party (note--this is
not a real event--just using it for
testing purposes.) Go to:
For complete details, see the story on our
THE JOY OF CODE:
A new self-paced, online class
In just 12 weeks (self-paced) go from
someone who wishes they could create web-based information to someone who
on Demand. Enroll and start today.
- No need to be at your pc at any given
- Get help with one-on-one attention.
- Learn at your own pace and
- Use proven course material.
For complete details and registration form,