Chart Your Course:

New Jersey Leadership Training  2004

Are You a School Library Media Specialist?

Each summer EMAnj offers one or two-day leadership training sessions at no cost to EMAnj members. For more information, call 609-394-8032 or check the website at

Want to learn how to conduct an effective training program?  
Teach a lesson-with or without technology? 
Find out how adults learn?

Hundreds of NJ librarians will tell you that this is one of the best courses they have ever taken. Sponsored by the State Library and run by graduates, TTT is a four-day course offered in February and March each year. The cost for 2004 is $310, which includes two nights in a hotel and meals. There are some scholarships available. Call 609-292-2992 or check the webpage at


New Jersey Library Association's Emerging Leaders

Begun by a grant from the Karma Foundation, NJLA is offering a program to introduce new librarians to the culture of NJ librarianship, the opportunities of NJLA, and the potential of their own leadership style.

The 2004 Emerging Leaders program is being planned. 
Call the NJLA office at 609-394-8032 for applications.

More Training?

Each of the four Regional Library Cooperatives and the State Library provide extensive training and continuing education opportunities: Check their websites at:

--- THE 3R's ---

Are you a  Seasoned Librarian?

July 14-16, 2004 
A special treat for librarians with  20+ years experience: 

The 3R's Renew, Reflect, Reward yourself for a significant career in librarianship! Spend three days with Becky Schreiber and John Shannon, gurus of leadership training, in a quiet retreat. In quiet and group time, you will have the opportunity to consider your own career and life cycles. $300 helps pay for 2 nights lodging and all meals. Subsidized by LSTA. 
See for more information.


New to Supervision?
is for you!

Originally developed by librarians in SJRLC, these highly rated classes are focused on practical issues and real-life situations. Session One is a six-day course spread over twelve weeks which covers the basics a new supervisor has to know, from communication to documentation. Graduates of Session One may take Session Two this fall. Further sessions are in the works. 

The classes are coordinated for the New Jersey Library Network by Highlands Regional Library Cooperative. The 2004 rate is $180 per course. Call HRLC at 973-664-1776 for the times and locations of the next offerings. 

New Jersey Academy of Library Leadership 2004

Mid-career librarians ready for more responsibility are the perfect candidates for the New Jersey Academy of Library Leadership. Funded by the New Jersey State Library and developed by CJRLC, the Academy's third year will be in three overnight sessions, April 28-29, July 11-13, and September 27-28. 

The cost to participate, which includes four nights lodging and all meals, is $300. It is supported by The New Jersey State Library with funding through LSTA. The leaders are Becky Schreiber and John Shannon.

To apply send a resume, a letter detailing your leadership goals, a letter of reference, and a letter of support from your employer. Send the application to:

Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative
4400 Rt. 9 S, Suite 3400
Freehold, NJ 07728. 

Click here for: Flyer for NJ Academy of Library Leadership

Call 732-409-6484 for more information.

There has never been a better time
-or more need-
to keep learning and growing.

Conferences provide special opportunities for learning from national authorities and local experts. Each of the NJ library associations hosts an annual conference. For updated times and locations, and other educational opportunities, consult the web pages below:

Also see a listing of college and university programs at and the Rutgers SCILS Professional Development programs at

This information was compiled and printed as a brochure by the Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative, a state tax-funded service of  The NJ Library Network, and supported by the New Jersey State Library with state and federal funds from The Library Services and Technology Act