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Paint Works Corporate Center 10 Foster Ave. Suite F-3 Gibbsboro, NJ 08026
Phone: 856.346.1222;  Fax: 856.346.2839; cdl 3818  Directions to SJRLC
Karen Hyman, Executive Director hyman@sjrlc.org
Peter Bromberg, Assistant Director & Webweaver bromberg@sjrlc.org

The South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative (SJRLC) is a multi-type library cooperative serving over 600 member libraries in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties. SJRLC is part of the New Jersey Library Network linking over 2500 libraries statewide. 

SJRLC and its services are funded by the New Jersey State Library which is responsible for the coordination, promotion and funding of the New Jersey Library Network.

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Distribution of SJRLC Equipment and Furniture:

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!

SJRLC member libraries will 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 www.sjrlc.org/office


WE NEED YOUR PROXY (GET ONE AND FAX IT BACK NOW BEFORE YOU FORGET)

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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 for details.
     
  • 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.

So�. Print that PROXY FORM and fax it back to us right now at 856 346-2839!


TIME SENSITIVE DISCOUNT OFFER

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. Order from 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: http://www.sjrlc.org/discounts/awe


ADVOCACY UPDATE

For all the latest advocacy updates, resources and talking points see:


THREATS TO NEW JERSEY LIBRARIES

As 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 NJLA's Legislative Alert.

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 our disposal.

For now, here are three things you can do:

  1. Point supporters to this Capwiz Link: 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:
    http://capwiz.com/ala/nj/lmx/u/?jobid=145361623&queueid=4898333736
     
  2. Encourage your friends, family, and customers who support library service to http://www.ilovenjlibraries.org/ so we can continue building our base of support.
     
  3. Bookmarks! http://njla.pbworks.com/Library-Champions-Bookmarks and www.bccls.org/buckles/advocacy (thanks to Heidi Cramer for providing)

-Peter



CONGRATS 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 Mover/Shaker issue is available online at: http://stage.libraryjournal.com/MS2010.


HERITAGE QUEST DISCOUNT UPDATE

In collaboration with the RLC directors, the NJ State Library staff has negotiated a discount offering for those public libraries that wish to subscribe to Heritage Quest. 

For complete details see: http://www.sjrlc.org/discounts/heritagequest


NEW AND UPCOMING CLASSES


DISCOUNT FOR COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES

Group Discount for
Computers in Libraries Conference

THE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE FOR INFORMATION AGE LIBRARIANS

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APRIL 12-14, 2010
HYATT REGENCY CRYSTAL CITY, ARLINGTON, VA

COMPLETE DETAILS ON THE BLOG AT:
http://sjrlc.typepad.com/connections_sjrlcs_blog/2010/01/cil.html


DELIVERY LOG SHEETS NOW AVAILABLE


Now offering: LIVE Online Trainings and SELF-PACED Online Trainings!

http://www.sjrlc.org/spice/elearning

For complete information on our Elearning offerings follow the links below:

  1. LIVE ONLINE TRAINING
  2. SELF-PACED ONLINE TRAINING
  3. OTHER E-LEARNING OPTIONS

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, listervcalendar, and RSS feed.

If you have any questions regarding the new online offerings, or suggestions for workshops, please contact Peter Bromberg at bromberg@sjrlc.org


DISCOUNT PACKAGE FOR 2009-2010 IS HERE!

The discount package for 2009-2010 is now up on our website at www.sjrlc.org/discounts.   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 package!


ONLINE REGISTRATION IS HERE...

SJRLC is pleased to announce that are launching an online registration with integrated calendar on Monday, October 6th, 2008.  Elogo

To see the new calendar go to: http://www.sjrlc.org/calendar   

If you want to practice/experience doing an online registration, please register for our
test event, the SJRLC Halloween Party (note--this is not a real event--just using it for testing purposes.)   Go to: http://tinyurl.com/sjrlchalloween to register.

For complete details, see the story on our Connections Blog.


THE JOY OF CODE:  A new self-paced, online class covering XHTML/CSS

In just 12 weeks (self-paced) go from someone who wishes they could create web-based information to someone who can. 

  • Learn on Demand. Enroll and start today.
  • No need to be at your pc at any given time.
  • Get help with one-on-one attention.
  • Learn at your own pace and convenience.
  • Use proven course material.

For complete details and registration form, click here