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2017 Registration

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31st Annual Conference Registration
June 6th, 2017
“Libraries Evolving in the Digital Age”

The Conference Center at Mercer
Mercer County Community College, West Windsor N.J.

Badge Information: Please Type or Print, One Name per Form (* required information)

Library Address:*_____________________________________________________________
City: ________________________________ State: _________ Zip: _____________________
Business Phone: (_______) ____________________Fax: (_______) _____________________
Email: *______________________________________________________________________

Due To Limited Space For Program Sessions and Meal Reservations, Participants Must Pre-Register!
• Registration Deadline: POSTMARKED BY MAY 19, 2017.
• You MUST provide an E-mail address for your registration confirmation.
• FULL PAYMENT (check, money order or voucher) MUST ACCOMPANY all registration forms.
• ALL RETURNED CHECKS will be subject to a $35.00 service charge.
• Make Checks Payable to NJALA. We regret NO REFUNDS after MAY 26, 2017.
• MAIL REGISTRATION TO: Sabrina Sermons, NJALA Registration Chair
East Orange Library
21 South Arlington Ave. East Orange, NJ 07018


Due to limited seating, PLEASE mark your program selections 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. for each time period. NJALA reserves the right to assign other selected workshop choices when the first workshop selection is filled. Those not making additional selections will be assigned to available workshop space. Hands-on computer workshops are limited to 20. These programs will be noted in the title, and will be filled by registration receipt date. Mail your registrations in early.

Morning Session: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
_____ A. Authors Panel: Two Truths and a Lie – Charlotte Bennardo, Alison Ashley Formento, Darlene Beck Jacobson and Nancy Viau
_____ B. Empowerment to be Your Best Self – Deborah Blackwell
_____ C. Serving Patrons with Special Needs: Focus on American Sign Language and Autism – Rebecca Crawford and Zoe Vybiral-Bauske
_____ D. Canva: Making Posters and Digital Content for the Library – Lisa Alderfer [in computer lab]
_____ E. Understanding the Drug Epidemic Plaguing Our Communities – Rory Wells
_____ F. Getting Techie: Tips and Tricks to Mobile Devices – Hannah M. Sweetser
_____ G. Lighting the Fire! Finding Motivation and Improving Morale in Your Workplace – Nancy Voitko
_____ H. Helping Patrons with Technology Michelle Bingnear and Jeffrey Trout

Afternoon Session: 2:15 pm- 3:45 pm
_____ I. Microaggressions in the Workplace – Carol Nurse and Darren Sweeper
_____ J. Using Picture Books to Encourage Children’s Interest in STEM – Laurie Wallmark
_____ K. Helping Patrons Publish Online: An Introduction for Library Workers – Heather Kristian
_____ L. The Teen Brain: Providing Quality Customer Service to Our Teen Patrons – Pham Condello
_____ M. Social Media and How to use it to promote the Library – Lisa Alderfer
_____ N. Book Talking and Hand Selling: What it is and how to do it – Givane Hayes
_____ O. Declutter, Destress and Get Things Done – Jamie Novak

SAVE NOW! Your $20.00 Membership Fee Entitles You to Register As a Member

REGISTRATION FEES: (Deadline, May 19, 2017)
Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch. (If you have any food allergies please let us know)
Please check your choice:
NJALA Member: _______$ 90.00
Non-Member: _______$115.00

(Fill in totals)
Membership: ($20.00) $________________
Registration: $________________
Total: $________________

Make all checks, vouchers or money orders PAYABLE TO NJALA
Return with Payment to: Sabrina Sermons, NJALA Registration Chair
East Orange Public Library
21 South Arlington Ave., East Orange, NJ 07018

For more information contact either of the following Conference Co-Chairs:

Heather Kristian, 856-256-3661, [email protected]

Connie Reese, 732-363-1435, [email protected]

Hotel reservations can be made at the:
Hampton Inn & Suites, 153 W Manor Way, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Reservations: (609) 259-0300

For directions to The Conference Center at Mercer County College please see:

NJALA is happy to be hosting a number of local writers at this year’s conference. Books written by presenters will be available for purchase during the conference. Support local NJ arts!

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