NJ Civic Community Recovery Committee
The NJ Civic Community Recovery Committee (NJCCRC) is a group of dedicated New Jersey library leaders whose mission is to work with stakeholders to create a new civic infrastructure that responds to the crisis with community-driven solutions. To accomplish this, NJCCRC will create templates for programs, tool-kits, and trainings for individual libraries and stakeholders to adapt and implement across the state.
Time and again, studies find that libraries are one of the most trusted institutions in our communities. Libraries already play a key role in many social and workforce development programs and are uniquely positioned to offer even more vital services during the upcoming years as our state recovers and adapts to a new normal. These innovative new services could range from trainings on how both employees and employers can adapt to online hiring to tool-kits to help mom-and-pop businesses create a digital presence to informational roundtable programs helping individuals understand resources available across the state.
In order to best leverage libraries' unique resources, NJCCRC must focus on what residents need most. We want to hear directly from residents about the needs you are experiencing because of the coronavirus pandemic.
We appreciate your response to help us best assisting New Jersey residents through these unprecedented times. Your responses will help guide our initiatives so we can support the most critical needs in our community.
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Which of the following describe you?
Unemployed due to the coronavirus
Small business owner
Senior or other individual living on a fixed income
Parent of school-age children
What types of services do you need most right now?
Job training or financial literacy assistance
Mental health services
Resources for small businesses
Access to education resources or technology
Housing assistance/temporary shelter
Assistance for entrepreneurs/start-ups
What kind of program, tool-kit or training would you like to see your library offer?
New Jersey Civic Community Recover Committee Members
Chair: Tonya Garcia, Long Branch Free Public Library Director
Co-Chair: John Bonney, Neptune Public Library Director
Peggy Cadigan, Deputy State Librarian, New Jersey State Library
Chris Carbone, South Brunswick Public Library Director, President LibraryLinkNJ
Eleni Glykis, Red Bank Public Library Director
James Keehbler, Hunterdon County Library Director
Kathleen Melgar, Asbury Park Public Library Director
Jennifer Podoskly, Princeton Public Library Director
Judy Tolchin, Monmouth County Library Director
Susanne Sacchetti, Cumberland County Library Director, 1st Vice President NJLA
Susan Quinn, Ocean County Library Director
Senator Vin Gopal, Legislative District 11
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