Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Keep the Knowledge Coming, says Star-Ledger

Originally posted Jan. 30, 2008
Updated Feb. 9, 2008

The Star-Ledger wrote Jan. 30 about the battle to retain funding for the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative, and offers its editorial support. Funding for the Knowledge Initiative, which funds, will end Feb. 29 for want of $1 million.

Patricia Tumulty, the NJLA's executive director, posted the Star-Ledger articles on the NJLA blog. (Go to the entry for Jan. 30.)

The State Librarian, Norma Blake, spoke Jan. 30 to Rutgers MLIS students, and NJKI funding was a hot topic. Ms. Blake noted that being named as as Librarian of the Year by Library Journal gives her more visibility, and a bully pulpit (in the best sense of the phrase) to keep NJKI going. (Video of the dinner honoring Ms. Blake, from ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia, is on the Library Journal site.)