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New Jersey City University dedicated the M. Jerry Weiss Center for Children's and Young Adult Literature in honor of Dr. M. Jerry Weiss, Distinguished Service Professor of Communications, Emeritus at NJCU.  Dr. Weiss is a nationally recognized expert in the field of children’s and adolescent literature and a pioneer in the field of Whole Language.  The Center was dedicated and officially opened on October 5, 2006.

The M. Jerry Weiss Center for Children's and Young Adult Literature houses recently published books from a number of publishers.  Members of the NJCU community, as well as local teachers and community members, are encouraged to visit the Center and are invited to browse and review the latest children's and young adult books. We also lend these latest titles to any member of the University community (including alumni) as well as educators/librarians and donors. Visitor's reviews can be found here.
The administrative office of the Center, housing the majority of our collection, is located in room 103 of NJCU’s Grossnickle Hall.  The collection also includes books in the juvenile materials of NJCU's library which, once reviewed, move from the administrative office to the 3rd floor of the Guarini Library.  Books which are part of the collection are designated with a book plate indicating that the materials have been donated as part of the collection.  There is also a large collection of autograph copies donated to Jerry and the University by the authors in the special materials collection of the Guarini Library.  To see the variety of materials available click here and under the drop down menu for "Location," click "Weiss Autograph Books."

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You can now get a listing of the Weiss autograph books from the library catalog!

From the Library home page
Scroll down to the ‘ location’ drop down box
Click the down arrow
Select “ Weiss Autograph Books
Scroll up and hit the “ search” box
You will see a list of the Weiss Autograph Collection!
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