NJLAS/NJLA Joint Statement Regarding Cumberland and Gloucester County Library
In March 2023, the President of Rowan College of South Jersey spoke to the Millville City Council about what he saw as the future of libraries. They were inflammatory and derogatory comments about libraries as well as showed an outdated view of libraries (at 18:40 mark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPFu8zXKCdU).
This led to a joint statement from NJLA and NJASL about libraries and how they serve their communities.NJ State Librarian, Jennifer Nelson wrote an op-ed piece on the comments made by Dr. Keating which was published on April 10, 2023 in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
April 22, 2022: Publisher's Weekly: IBPA Tackles Book Bans
April 22, 2022: The Star Ledger: Some N.J. schools under siege from those trying to get books on race, LGBTQ+ pulled from shelves Read the full article
March/April issue of School Library Connection: Coordinate and Advocate to Elevate Our Profession by Beth Thomas
March 21, 2022: President-Elect Ewa Dziedzic-Elliott presents testimony before the NJ Board of Education
Knowledge Quest Articles by Steve Tetreault, Member at Large