The Information Literacy Life Cycle of Litetia

The VALE Shared Information Literacy Committee is pleased to present a one day program on Thursday June 25, 2009 at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft (NJ). Bookings can be made online at:

“The Information Literacy Life Cycle of Litetia”

“Litetia” is a very lucky girl as she has been exposed to information literacy from an early age. Come and find out what Litetia has learned from librarians at elementary school through to a four year college. As well as hearing about Litetia’s information literacy experiences, you will also get the opportunity to plan how you might develop more students like Litetia in a perfect world.

10:00       Registration and Coffee

10:30       Welcome and Introduction

10:45       Litetia at Prospect Park Elementary School – Claire Houghton-Kiel

11:15       Litetia at Randolph Middle School – Diana Rodriguez

11:45       Litetia at North Hunterdon High School – Martha Hickson

12:15       Lunch

1:00        Litetia at the County College of Morris – Lynee Richel

1:30        Litetia at the New Jersey Institute of Technology – Heather Huey

2:00        Group work to develop an information literacy plan through the educational stages

3:00        Feedback from groups

3:30        Close

Cost – $15 per person (including lunch). Bookings can be made online at:

Please book by June 19. For more information, contact Jacqui DaCosta (E:; P: 609-771-2418)

Jacqui DaCosta,

Information Literacy Librarian,

The College of New Jersey

PO Box 7718

Ewing, NJ 08628-0718, U.S.A.

Tel: 609-771-2418

Posted in Announcements, literacy. Comments Off on The Information Literacy Life Cycle of Litetia

The Future of Libraries Meeting

The Future of Libraries” sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University will be held on June 18th at the FDU Library at Florham.  The program will be from 10:00-2:00. The program will feature two university library leaders- Anne Ciliberti, Director of the William Paterson University Library and Richard Sweeney, University Librarian of the NJIT University debating the five top issues facing academic librarians.  Cathy Wilt, president of LYRASIS will discuss prospects for new library collaboration.  The fee for the day is $10.00.  Contact Colleen DiGregorio at

  • When: Thursday June 18, 2009 from 10:00 am to 2:00pm
  • Where: Faireleigh Dickinson University Library, Florham Campus
  • Cost: $10.00
Posted in Announcements. Comments Off on The Future of Libraries Meeting

FY10 Statewide Databases

FROM: Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, Associate State Librarian for Library Development

SUBJECT: FY10 statewide databases

DATE: June 9, 2009

Although realizing that nothing is final until the budget has been passed by the State Legislature, at this time it appears that the FY10 budget will not allow the following statewide database licenses to be renewed by the State Library:

  • Business Source Premier;
  • Frost and Sullivan (previously licensed for NJKI business customers);
  • Heritage Quest

The NJ State Library is, whenever possible, transferring database costs to federal and other funding. We will notify everyone when we get the final word regarding our FY10 allocation.

At this time the databases that the State Library plans to continue for statewide access are:

All current EBSCO database offerings with the exception of Business Source Premier;

  • Novelist Plus and Novelist Plus K-8;
  • Gale Custom Newspapers (minus the Star Ledger after October 31, 2009);
  • RefUSA;
  • Academic Search Premier for VALE, K-12 & Public Libraries.
Posted in 1, Announcements, Databases. Comments Off on FY10 Statewide Databases

Hold the Date for the 2010 Users’ Conference

Please mark Friday, January 8, 2010 on your calendars, the date for the annual VALE/NJ-ACRL/NJLA-CUS Users’ Conference. The Conference will again be held at the Rutgers – Busch Campus Center in Piscataway.

As co-chair of the Planning Committee, with Trevor Dawes (Princeton University), the incoming Chair of the NJ Chapter of ACRL, I invite and encourage those of you who are interested in working on the Planning Committe to contact me. We will schedule a Committee meeting in the near future and welcome your help in developing another interesting and thought provoking program for the 2010 Conference.

Thank you –
Jan Skica

Posted in 2010 Users' Conference, Announcements. Comments Off on Hold the Date for the 2010 Users’ Conference