The New Jersey Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries, also the College and University Section of the New Jersey Library Association, works to enhance the effectiveness of academic and research librarians. We provide opportunities for professional development, continuing education, and networking. There are a number of active committees covering a wide range of library interests allowing librarians to tailor their involvement to their own professional and personal interests.
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Call for Nominations
The NJLA College and University Section Technology Innovation Award honors a librarian or group of librarians for innovative use and application of technology in a New Jersey academic library. The award may be given either in recognition of a specific project, or for an ongoing delivery of innovative technology applications. The purpose of the award is to recognize distinguished leadership in developing new technologies for academic libraries.
Please follow these guidelines in completing your nomination:
4.Be sure to include, in your nomination, the complete contact information for your nominee: name, title, institution, address, telephone and e-mail. Also, please include names and contact information for members of a project team.
Please Note: Winner(s) of the NJLA CUS Technology Innovation Award and selected nominees will give a presentation on their project at the 2015 NJLA Annual Conference in April in Long Branch.
Nomination Deadline: February 2, 2015.
Please submit application materials (and any questions) to co-chairs of the NJLA CUS/ACRL Technology Committee:
Alyssa Valenti at alyssa.valenti<at>raritanval.edu & Romel Espinel at respinel<at>stevens.edu
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Libraries on the Edge is the theme for the 2015 NJLA Annual Conference so if you are feeling edgy, why not submit a proposal?
Don’t miss this opportunity to share your ideas and innovations and network with colleagues from the around the state at the beautiful and newly renovated Ocean Place hotel in conveniently located Long Branch, NJ. The Conference is April 20-April 22, 2015, which is a great time to visit the Jersey shore.
All proposals must be sponsored by a College and University Section Committee so check this page for committees and contact information http://cus.njla.org/ Be sure to obtain sponsorship and include this information in the proposal.
Additionally, you may wish to have another section co-sponsor your proposal to increase your chances of being accepted. You can review the list of committees and sections here: http://www.njla.org/committeesandsections
The due date for submission of proposals is Friday, November 14, 2014 at 5:00pm. Please complete the online form at: http://bit.do/NJLA-CUS_2015
It is the pleasure of the NJLA CUS/ACRL-NJ Research Committee to announce the winner of the 2014 Research Award: Davida Scharf, Director of Reference and Instructional Services at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Van Houten Library, for her chapter “College Students as Wikipedia Editors: New Pathways to Information Literacy,” in Successful Strategies for Teaching Undergraduate Research (Scarecrow Press, 2013), edited by Marta Deyrup and Beth Bloom of Seton Hall University.
Please join us in congratulating Davida! A formal presentation of the awards will take place at the College and University Section’s luncheon on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, during the NJLA Annual Conference at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. Davida will be presenting on her exciting work engaging students during the Research Award Forum later in the afternoon. A review of her chapter can be found in the November 13th issue of Library Journal: http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2013/11/reference/wiki-literacy/.
The Forum (2:30-4:30) will also feature two presentations of research in progress. Heather Dalal and Art Taylor (Rider University) will present “Student Evaluation of Internet Information Sources and Information Literacy Standards: Results from a Student Survey.” Jenny Pierce, Lisa Price, Kevin Block, Micki McIntyre, and Jan Skica (Rowan University) will present “Incoming Health Science Students Views on Technology and Libraries.”
Registration information for NJLA 2014 is online at: http://njlaconference.info/ The early registration deadline is May 13th.
Melissa A. Hofmann, Co-chair, Research Committee
Karen Pifher, Co-Chair, Research Committee