Because we are both the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries as well as the College and University Section for NJLA, there are two different paths that you can take to membership:

One path is to become a member of the New Jersey Library Association and check off the College and University Section membership on the form.  Membership levels and dues information and registration information are online at:

The second path is to become a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries through ALA. Information about ACRL membership is online at:

Not sure if you are a member of NJLA-CUS?  Contact the NJLA Office.

Finally, if you are already a member of ACRL, then you are automatically a member of the New Jersey Chapter and can sign up to receive messages on the ACRL-NJ listserv and join our committees.

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Collaborate with colleagues on an NLJA-CUS Committee!

ARCHIVES & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:  Explores methodology to teach about the use of archives and special collections. Offers scholarship and professional development opportunities.

ASSESSMENT, EVALUATION & STATISTICSPromotes discussion and professional development around best practices in quantitative and qualitative assessment methodologies for libraries.

BIBLIOGRAPHIC CONTROL & METADATA:  The best place for NJ catalogers to network, keep informed of new trends, and receive support, collaboration, and training opportunities!

MARKETING & OUTREACH:  A diverse group of academic librarians interested in promoting NJLA CUS, as well as learning and sharing ideas on how to best promote our institutions and services. 

NEWSLETTER:  Published twice yearly. Includes articles, events and items submitted by members, including students.

NOMINATIONS:  Prepares annual slate of candidates for office.

REFERENCE SERVICES: Addresses the unique responsibilities and challenges of providing academic reference service. Explores trends and innovations. Offers guidance for best practices.

RESEARCH:  Strives to promote research among NJ librarians by presenting a Research Award to winning submissions and holding a Research Showcase at the NJLA annual convention. 

TECHNOLOGY:  Sponsors programs addressing tech challenges.

USER EDUCATION:  Promotes information literacy as an educational goal, and supports the development of, and pursuit of excellence in library user education programs.  The committee produces professional development programs on teaching and learning in libraries, and serves as a lively forum for the discussion of issues relating to information literacy.



The NJLA College and University Section has two listservs, for members of NJLA College and University Section, and ACRLNJ-L@LISTSERVS.SHU.EDU is for members of ACRL who live or work in New Jersey.

NJLA members will be automatically subscribed to njla-cus listserv.

Members in good standing of ACRL as of September, 2005 who live or work in New Jersey have been added to the ACRLNJ-L listserv.

If you are out of state but work in NJ and are using your home out of state mailing address for ALA communication, you have not been added to the list. See instructions below.


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