New Jersey Association of School Librarians

NJASL is the only statewide organization for school librarians in New Jersey. We advocate for high standards for librarianship and library media programs in the public, private and parochial schools in New Jersey to inspire excellence in school librarianship and learning. Our 800+ members live and work from Cape May to Sussex and points in between.

Show a School Librarian some love...NJLA will send them a Valentine!

I ♥ My School Librarian

Send love to your school librarian by submitting a virtual Valentine's Day card!

The online form can be found at

Or click here to fill out the form

Virtual Valentine's Day cards are sent on your behalf by the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) School Library Taskforce.

NJASL Spring Meeting

Join us on Saturday, March 3

 at Crossroads North Middle School 

from 8:30AM - 2:00PM for our unConference! 

All educators, including classroom teachers, school librarians, administrators, and support staff are invited to discuss the ways we help learners develop their literacy skills. Whether you want to explore approaches to teaching news literacy, would like to share ideas about cross-curricular literacies, or are wondering about other hot topics, this day is for you.

Register for this free PD opportunity here! 




NJLA has put together a packet on legislative bill A4500 for requiring school librarians in every school.  



Congratulations are in order on the success of the NJ Library Construction Bond Act that was approved on November 7th and will provide $125 million for a variety of construction, renovation and improvement projects designed to equip public libraries to serve their 21st century customers. For more information, visit the NJ State Library webpage.



Join us today! Let NJASL provide you with the strong support of collaboration as well as the educational resources that will enhance your professional growth and inspire excellence in librarianship and learning.


Members also have access to a Members-Only section on the website with information on News from Trenton, Job Listings, and much more...

Professional Development

NJASL offers professional development programs for school library media specialists through conferences, workshops, mentoring, online and print publications and resources. Be inspired and learn through collaboration with other school library media specialists! 


NJASL collaborates with other state and national organizations, such as LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Association, the New Jersey State Library, and the American Association of School Librarians to advocate for professionally staffed resource-rich school library programs for every student in New Jersey.  


Advocate for your own library and share your success stories using #theother160days!

Check out our advocacy resources and tools.  

NJASL Affiliates 





24 Feb 2018 10:30 AM •
03 Mar 2018 8:30 AM • Crossroads North Middle School - North Brunswick
15 Mar 2018 4:00 PM • Parsippany Public Library
14 Apr 2018 10:30 AM •

Full NJASL calendar

PD calendar (includes events from other school library focused organizations)

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