MAIN Libraries Wins New Jersey Library Association Award

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“MAIN: Since the Pandemic Project” recognized by NJLA with Public Relations and Marketing Award

James Keehbler, Director of a MAIN library, the Hunterdon County Library, Phillip Berg, MAIN Executive Director, and Mauro Magarelli, Director, Mount Olive Public Library and MAIN board member, accept the NJLA Public Relations and Marketing Award at the annual NJLA Conference held at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, NJ on Thursday, June 2, 2022. 

Cedar Knolls, NJ: On June 2, 2020, the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) named MAIN the NJLA Public Relations and Marketing Award winner in the Category of Information Literature. The award recognizes the MAIN: Since the Pandemic Project, an online resource and education tool for consortium members. 

“Much has transpired since the world changed in March 2020, including how we serve our MAIN library patrons. We are proud of the MAIN: Since the Pandemic Project. It communicates how we optimized the MAIN library patron experience

clearly and concisely. We worked hard to make improvements as we always strive to make MAIN Libraries the best possible resource for all patrons,” said Phillip Berg, MAIN Executive Director.

The NJLA Honors & Awards Committee recognized the tool’s usefulness. MAIN: Since the Pandemic Project highlights membership, governance, technology, web development, ILS, digital content, continuing education, and marketing updates made during the pandemic. All New Jersey academic, public, school, special libraries, and consortia were eligible for the Information Literature Award. Candidates were judged on communication, design, and aesthetics. NJLA presented the awards at the annual NJLA Conference held at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, NJ. 

About MAIN 

Founded in 1979, MAIN is a consortium of 49 public libraries located in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, and Warren Counties. MAIN’s mission is to lead and encourage collaboration, resource sharing, staff development, and innovation by providing high-quality, cost-effective shared services to member libraries for their communities. MAIN aspires to help member libraries and the communities they serve readily access a rich spectrum of resources.

About New Jersey Library Association

Established in 1890, the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) is the oldest and largest library organization in New Jersey. Headquartered in Bordentown, NJ, NJLA provides services to over 1700 members. NJLA advocates for the advancement of library services for the residents of New Jersey, provides continuing education & networking opportunities for librarians, and supports the principles of intellectual freedom & promotes access to library materials for all.

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For more information, contact MAIN Communications & Design Officer Chrissie Wetherbee at chrissie.wetherbee@mainlib.org or visit https://www.mainlib.org/. Visit us on Facebook.