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 19, 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
Getting to know:
Katie Maricic Cohen
Think spring! The cold and snow will soon be gone and the NJLA Annual Conference will soon be here. So, why not start thinking about spending a few days down shore at the newly renovated Ocean Place Resort in convenient Long Branch, NJ?
Conference dates are Monday, April 20-Wednesday, April 22.
Registration for the conference is open!
Don’t miss out on any of the Conference fun by staying over at the newly renovated Ocean Place Resort & Spa!
Lodging Information: Ocean Place Resort & Spa One Ocean Boulevard Long Branch, NJ 07740 Room rate for NJLA Conference attendees is $169.00 for single or double occupancy, which includes resort fee but is subject to taxes.
To make a reservation, please call 1-800-411-6493 and press 2 for reservations. All reservations must be made by April 5, 2015.
The College & University Section is sponsoring the programs listed below as well as co-sponsoring some pre-conference sessions. There are a number of excellent programs scheduled throughout the conference so be sure to check out the full schedule here: http://njlaconference.info/schedule
Title: College and University Luncheon
Luncheon Speaker: Edward Tenner. an independent writer, speaker, and consultant on technology and culture. His book Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences has been an international bestseller. His most recent book is Our Own Devices: The Past and Future of Body Technology .See: http://www.edwardtenner.com/index.htm Timeslot: Wednesday, 12:30-2:20.
Title: On the EDGE of Their Seats: How to Give Amazing Presentations
Presenter(s): Amanda Piekart Primiano, Berkeley College, Megan Dempsey, Raritan Valley Community College Alyssa Valenti, Raritan Valley Community College. Timeslot: Tuesday 11:30-12:30
Title: 2015 Technology Innovation Awards Forum
Presenter(s): Alyssa Valenti, Raritan Valley Community College and Romel Espinel, Stevens Institute of Technology. Timeslot: Tuesday, 3:10-5
Title: On the Edge of Discovery: Students and Web-Scale Searching
Presenter(s): Heather A. Dalal, Franklin F. Moore Library, Rider University Melissa A. Hofmann, Franklin F. Moore Library, Rider University Amy K. Kimura, Katharine Houk Talbott Library, Rider University. Timeslot: Wednesday 9-9:50
Title: Which Citation Manager?--A Conversation Starter
Presenter(s): Mei Ling Lo, Library of Science and Medicine, Rutgers University-New Brunswick Roberta Tipton, The John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University-Newark. Timeslot: Wednesday 11:30-12:20
Title: A Reader's Adventures in Special Collections
Presenter(s): Edward Tenner, an independent writer, speaker, and consultant on technology and culture. His book Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences has been an international bestseller. His most recent book is Our Own Devices: The Past and Future of Body Technology .See: http://www.edwardtenner.com/index.htm . Timeslot: Wednesday 2:30-3:20
Title: College and University Section Research Award and Forum
Presenter(s): Cynthia J. Coulter, chair, NJLA/CUS ACRL-NJ Research Committee, Hudson County Community College. Timeslot: Wednesday, 2:30-4:30
Title: Teaching Information Literacy with I-Learn Model
Presenter(s): Ma Lei Hsieh, Franklin F. Moore Library, Rider University Susan McManimon, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communication, Rider University Sharon Yang, Franklin F. Moore Library, Rider University. Timeslot: Wednesday 3:40-4:30
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Edward Tenner is an independent historian of technology and culture affiliated with the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at Princeton, and with Rutgers University and the National Museum of American History. His books include the international bestseller Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences and Our Own Devices: The Past and Future of Body Technology, of which Howard Segal wrote in Nature: “Tenner has become a worthy successor to such luminaries as business philosopher Peter Drucker, social critic Lewis Mumford and historian Lynn White in connecting technology’s past, present and future.” Edward Tenner was executive editor for physical science and history at Princeton University Press and gave one of the first courses on the history of information as a visiting lecturer at Princeton in 1990. He has also held visiting research positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy.
Dr. Tenner received his A.B. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago, and has been a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows and a Guggenheim Fellow. For more information, see: http://www.edwardtenner.com/index.htm Timeslot: Wednesday, April 22, 12:30-2:20PM.