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.


To All NJASL Members ---Now is the time to honor our colleagues that exemplify the best of the best. The awards will be announced at the 2018 NJASL Fall Conference December 2, 3 and 4 at Ocean Place in Long Branch. 

Nominate individuals for the following:·      

Outstanding Media Specialist­­ 

Outstanding Administrator   

Jean E. Harris Progressive School Library Media Program  

Author - Illustrator  

ISTE “Making it Happen”

Complete the appropriate applications found on the NJASL ‘Scholarship and Awards’ section 

All applications and necessary recommendations are due by October 15, 2018.

Questions?    email:

We are now accepting submissions 
for the Enthusiastic Reader Award!

Check here for details.


PO Box 1460

Springfield, NJ 07081

NJASL President-Elect, Christina Cucci @librauno, testifies to @NewJerseyDOE on Aug. 1 on proposed amendments to Standards and Assessment.
 @njea @sladvocacy @aasl

Conference Planning is underway!  Make sure you are a part of it!  To see the schedule or get familiar with our special guests -
visit our
Conference page!  

Help us get the word out!!  #njasl18

NJASL AND NJLA are supporting library legislation that would require school librarians in every school

The new bill number for the legislative session 2018 is A1995/S2394.

Click on the link to view the flyer with supporting details about the bill. 

Visit the NJASL Library Legislative webpage for more information.

2018 Board of Education Resolution: April is School Library Month!

Read and Post the Resolution in your library!

​NJ State Board of Education President, Arcelio Aponte, NJASL President, Lisa Bakanas, NJ Department of Education, Acting Commissioner of Education, Dr. Lamont Repollet


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 


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16 Oct 2018 • All over NJ
17 Oct 2018 4:00 PM • Avalon School
17 Oct 2018 4:00 PM • Anthony Wayne Middle School in Wayne NJ
18 Oct 2018 4:00 PM • David Brearley Middle/High School
18 Oct 2018 4:00 PM • Parsippany Public Library

Full NJASL calendar

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

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Fall Conference Sponsors

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