Library Board Honors Retiring Board Member Gail Dysleski
On Tuesday evening, March 18th Library Board members, Mayor William Neary, East Brunswick Council members, NJLA Executive Director Pat Tumulty and New Jersey State Library officials joined together to honor Gail Dysleski, longtime Library Board member who retired from the Board at the end of 2007.
Ms. Dysleski served the residents of East Brunswick as a member of the Library Board from 1988 to 2007. During her tenure she held the office of Vice President from 1997-1998 and President of the Board from 1999-2002 and again in 2007. Ms. Dysleski distinguished herself on the local and national level where she served on both the New Jersey Library Trustee Association and the American Libraries Association of Library Trustees and Advocates (ALTA), serving in many capacities over the years.
Ms. Dysleski will be remembered as a tireless advocate for trustee education, spearheading the efforts to create an annual New Jersey Trustee Institute which educates and informs new library trustees. Ms. Dysleski received many awards during her tenure, including Libraries of Middlesex Trustee of the Year, New Jersey Library Association Library Trustee Award and the Recognition of Outstanding Women Award.
Ms. Dysleski also served on the Friends of the Library Board from 1982-1988.
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Adopting a Vegetarian Lifestyle
A presentation by Sue Rose which includes nutrition information, cooking instruction and recipes.
Wednesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.
Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to eat more fruits and vegetables—maybe even become a vegetarian? Learn all about how easy it is to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle at a free program by Susan Rose at the East Brunswick Public Library on Wednesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Ms. Rose really knows her onions. She has been a practicing vegetarian for 35 years and has taught vegetable-based cooking and diet in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Her presentation includes a demonstration, cooking instruction, nutrition information, product display, recipes, and sample foods. “The vegetarian diet,” she says, “is good for the body, mind, and soul. Not only is it easy to follow and gentle to the planet, but it will give you more vitality, better health, and can even enhance your sense of well-being and spiritual development.” A longtime practitioner of meditation, Ms. Rose will close with a brief meditation sitting.
For more information, please call 732-390-6767
Lack of State Funding for the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative (NJKI) Ends Acess to Five Library Online Databases
Due to a decrease in state funding, the existing multiyear contract for RefUSA, Academic Search Premier, the Biomedical Reference Collection, Business Source Premier, and the Regional Business News has ended as of February 28, 2008 and these databases are not currently available.
The funding that has ended was for the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative (NJKI). The journal articles or data are no longer available through NJKI for the next four months. We hope and expect to have an NJKI program available in the '09 state budget to begin July 1, 2008.
We would appreciate your contacting the Governor's office:
- by mail at PO Box 0001, Trenton NJ 08625;
- by phone at 609-292-6000; or
- by email go to http://www.state.nj.us/governor/govmail.html,
- select “Commerce” as your topic,
- then “Small Business” as your sub-topic.
Please also contact your local legislators
- (Go to http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/legsearch.asp to locate their contact information)
to let them know what the NJKI databases meant to you in terms of helping you grow your business, conduct your research or earn your degree. We hope you will strike a positive tone as you urge the Governor and local legislators to resume supporting this statewide shared service that had 15 million uses over the past two years while simultaneously saving $68.5 million dollars over retail prices.
For more information please also check the NJKI website.