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ERIC Number: EJ788676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan-15
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Librarian of the Year 2008: New Jersey State Librarian Norma Blake
Berry, John N., III
Library Journal, v133 n1 p36-38 Jan 2008
This article profiles "Library Journal's" (LJ) chosen 2008 Librarian of the Year. Librarians and officials in education and government all recount the leadership and creativity brought to library service in New Jersey by State Librarian Norma Blake. She has sparked proactive, collaborative initiatives that have taken libraries of all types "out of their comfort zone" and into working partnerships and relationships with educational and corporate institutions as well as the state's economic development and commercial players, from small businesses to the huge biotech industry. Under Blake, the New Jersey State Library (NJSL) supports everyone in New Jersey with a new kind of library service while it works to put the state's libraries into the trenches in the highly competitive battles to bring jobs and business to the Garden State. NJSL also helps workers in the state, including those in libraries, grow and develop their expertise and talents for a more demanding future. Rarely has "LJ" been blitzed with as much impressive evidence of the contribution of one librarian to innovation that converts formerly skeptical citizens, politicians, and other public servants to the view that strong libraries are central to the future of their states.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey