Sunday, February 12, 2006

NJ STARS Scholarships

CourierPostOnline - South Jersey's Web Site: "To qualify for NJ STARS, students must graduate from high school in the top 20 percent of their class. Simply put, if students show academic excellence in high school, they will qualify for NJ STARS. It doesn't matter if the student attends an Abbott district school or a school in a wealthy district; he or she can still qualify.

NJ STARS is a scholarship based solely on academic excellence. I crafted this legislation to help reward the state's best, brightest and deserving students by providing free tuition at one of our state's fine county colleges."

Friday, February 10, 2006

Ethics Training Needed at Princeton

University funds diverted:

The president of Princeton University has admitted in court documents that $750,000 earmarked by a foundation for the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs was diverted to other uses and that she kept the diversion secret from the family who had donated the funds.

"Colleges and universities are watching the Princeton case closely, said Rae Goldsmith of The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, a professional association for educational fund-raising in Washington, D.C.

'Usually, a donor wants to give to a particular building or program,' Goldsmith said. 'A key to the donor relationship is stewardship' and in 'multigenerational gifts, paying attention to communication.'"

Monday, February 06, 2006

Are We Safer In the Dark?

As of today, there are no New Jersey libraries listed as hosting the "Are We Safer in the Dark?" program on March 13. Please consider having your library host the program. If you do sponsor it, please let me know and I will help with the publicity. -- Luis Rodriguez ACRL NJ Legislative Librarian

Open The Government - How Can You Participate?: "Civic organizations, libraries, universities and other groups can participate in two ways:

Be a host site. Host sites must be able to receive a satellite feed, underwrite a site license fee of no more than $250, and, ideally, show the national program live to an audience of 5 to 500 people. Working with other local sponsors, hosts may organize an audience discussion or panel presentation after the local program to discuss open government from a community perspective. Host sites must register here.

Technical Requirements for Host Sites

Host sites should be able to receive a C Digital or KU band satellite transmission to view the national program.

IMPORTANT: When registering, please indicate your preference for:
(a) C Digital OR
(b) KU-Band Analog

Be a local program sponsor. Sponsors may work with host sites to plan local programs immediately following the national program. This national program from Washington, DC, will be broadcast via satellite feed to communities around the country. Where possible, the national organizing groups will help all interested groups find local hosts who can receive the satellite feed and show the national program.

Recruiting Public Librarians

This article focuses on public librarians, but the same trends are forecast for academic libraries.

CourierPostOnline - South Jersey's Web Site: "'There are a lot of different organizations on the same page saying that we need leaders and we need to do something about it. And we're working together to get it done,' said Norma Blake, 57, a Moorestown resident and New Jersey's state librarian."

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Centenary growth to be constant

Centenary growth to be constant: "Enrollment has doubled since 1999, making Centenary the fastest-growing college in New Jersey, according to college officials."

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Everything South of Newark is Princeton

Poor Princeton! People keep trying to steal its name. Who'd do something like that?

How to Get to Princeton? Just Grab Onto Its Name - New York Times: "The latest interloper is Merrill Lynch & Company, the nation's biggest brokerage firm. Merrill said this week that it intended to put the Princeton name on its mutual funds to gain wider acceptance among investors."