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Annual Conference

Registration for the 34th Annual NJALA Conference closed on May 19, 2023. Please email [email protected] with questions about late registration options or about the conference. Thank you.

2023’s conference is on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at Mercer County Community College, (1200 Old Trenton RD, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550).

The theme is “Be the Change,” and focuses on how integral library paraprofessional staff is to the everyday functioning of libraries of all types, particularly those on the proverbial “front lines” of library work—Library Assistants, Circulation staff, Pages, and Welcome desk staff.

If you have questions, contact us at: [email protected]

Event Schedule (8 am to 4 pm)

Click on the links in the schedule below to read about program descriptions and to learn more about special conference guests.

8:00-9:00CafeteriaAttendee Check-in & BreakfastNJLA Store, CAP Tables, & Author Tables
9:00-9:15AuditoriumState Librarian WelcomeJennifer Nelson
9:15-10:00AuditoriumKeynoteMegan Lotts
10:00-10:45AuditoriumFront-line FrontiersBrian Auger
10:45-11:00CafeteriaBreakNJLA Store, CAP Tables, & Author Tables
11:00-12:00ClassroomsAM Session8 Sessions Rooms
12:00-1:30CafeteriaLunchMasseuse, Photo Booth, CAP Tables, Author Tables, & NJLA Store
1:30-2:00AuditoriumNJALA MeetingElection & Awards presentation
2:00-2:30Auditorium & CafeteriaMeditation or Craft DemoAfternoon Snack
2:30-2:45CafeteriaBreakNJLA Store, CAP Tables, Masseuse, & Photo Booth
2:45-3:45ClassroomsPM Session8 Session Rooms

Learn about individual presenters here.

A list of our past virtual programs is here!