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Library Legislation


This page will post information on library legislation that

impacts school library media specialists in New Jersey including

federal and state legislation.    


Current Legislation in NJ State Legislature


A4500 /  S3258  Would require a certain ratio of school library media specialists

Assembly Sponsors: Shavonda Sumter, Benjie Wimberly (LD 35), Daniel Bensen (LD 14)

Assembly Co-Sponsors: Ralph Caputo (District 28), Blonnie Watson (District 29)

Introduced Assembly : January 19, 2017   Referred to Assembly Education Committee

Senate Sponsor: James Beach (LD 6),  June 6, 2017 Referred to Senate Ed. Comm.


A4858 –  Require instruction on information literacy in curriculum in grades K -12.

Assembly Sponsors: Wayne DeAngelo (District 14) and  Daniel Bensen (District 14)

Co-Sponsors:  Assemblywoman Blonnie R. Watson (District 29)

Introduced May 18, 2017   Referred to Assembly Education Committee


Both of these bills would provide support for NJASL’s vision statement: “That every student in every school in New Jersey is served by a certified full-time School Library Media Specialist”.


The Goal of NJASL is to gain as many sponsors as possible for these two bills.


For more information on the bills as well as ways that school library media specialists can support these bills, click on the link,

​​NJASL 2017 Library Legislation



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