NEW JERSEY LIBRARY MENTORS' DIRECTORY

Margaret Altman

Librarian/Media Specialist
Hammonton High School
Areas of Expertise
  • Children's Collections
  • Young Adult Collection Development & Management
  • Young Adult Program & Services
  • Youth Services
  • Children’s Program & Services
  • Education
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
  • School
About Me

I have a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Lock Haven University.

Heather Andolsen

Assistant Director
Burlington County Library System
Areas of Expertise
  • Adult Program & Services
  • adult reference
  • Budgeting
  • Building Management
  • Management (Personnel)
  • Outreach
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Presentations & Public Speaking
  • Library Administration
  • Strategic Planning
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
  • Special
About Me

I have extensive management experience in public libraries. I have worked in the library field for over 20 years, starting out in special libraries and moving to public library county systems.

Brian Auger

County Library Administrator (Director)
Somerset County Library System
Areas of Expertise
  • Budgeting
  • Emerging Technology
  • Technology
  • Community Partnerships
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

I have been Director of the Somerset County Library System for the past seven+ years.

Catherine Baird

Online and Outreach Services Librarian
Montclair State University
Areas of Expertise
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Technology
  • Information Literacy instruction
  • Instruction
  • User Experience
  • Assessment
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
About Me

I have been working in academic libraries for 10 years, both in Canada and the United States.

Doug Baldwin

Head of Technology
Piscataway Public Library
Areas of Expertise
  • Gaming
  • Grant writing
  • Makerspace
  • Project Management
  • Programs & Services for All Ages
  • Technology
  • Presentations & Public Speaking
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

I am currently the Head of Technology at the Piscataway Library, with 11 years experience working in a variety of roles in public libraries.

Beata Barrasso

Head of Technical Services/System Administrator
Summit Free Public Library
Areas of Expertise
  • System Administration
  • technical serivices
  • cataloging
  • ILS management
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

Worked as a reference librarian before transitioning to technical services.  Involved in Technical Serivces Section of the NJLA.

Ralph Bingham

Head of Reference and Digital Services
Gloucester County Library System
Areas of Expertise
  • eBooks
  • Website
  • Drupal
  • Public Library
  • Makerspace
  • 3D Printing
  • Project Management
  • Emerging Technology
  • Technology
  • Electronic Resources Management
  • Management (Personnel)
  • Adult Program & Services
  • Presentations & Public Speaking
  • Google Services
  • Information Service | Reference
  • Computer Network Administration
  • PHP
  • Community Partnerships
  • html
  • Budgeting
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Public
About Me

I have worked primarily with technology in public libraries since receiving my MLS from Rutgers University in 1994 with a brief stop as Director of Information Technology at the New Jersey State Library.

Jennifer Breuer

Director
Glen Ridge Public Library
Areas of Expertise
  • Adult Program & Services
  • BCCLS
  • branding
  • Chromebooks
  • Management (Personnel)
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Professional Development
  • Presentations & Public Speaking
  • Public Library
  • Emerging Technology
  • Library technology
  • Technology
  • Programs & Services for All Ages
  • Children’s Program & Services
  • collection development
  • Web Design
  • Working with Local Officials
  • Local History
  • social media
  • Staff Development
  • Staff Supervision & Evaluation
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

Five years of experience as a Library Director and over a decade as a professional librarian.  A proven leader, visionary, and advocate who offers expertise in increasing library use and community engagement.

Melissa Brisbin

Head of Patron Services
Livingston Public Library
Areas of Expertise
  • Adult Program & Services
  • Presentations & Public Speaking
  • databases
  • Computer Classes
  • Makerspace
  • library services
  • Technology
  • ILS
  • eBooks
  • Training
  • Public Library
  • System Administration
  • Staff Development
  • Google Services
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Staff Supervision & Evaluation
  • Management (Personnel)
  • Web Design
  • information policy
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

I am the Head of Patron Services (a.k.a., Circulation) at the Livingston Public Library.  I manage a department of 19 staff members and work with all library departments.

Peggy Cadigan

Deputy State Librarian for Innovation & Strategic Partnerships
New Jersey State Library
Areas of Expertise
  • Presentations & Public Speaking
  • leadership
  • Diversity
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
  • Special
About Me

I started my career as a Library Assistant and have worked as a Reference Librarian and as a Library Consultant.

Jennifer Caputo

School Library Media Specialist
Sparta Middle School
Areas of Expertise
  • academic libraries
  • Assessment
  • Budgeting
  • Building Management
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • School
About Me

Collaborating with teachers and helping to integrate technology into lessons for re-design is my specialty.

Chris Carbone

Director
South Brunswick Public Library
Areas of Expertise
  • Adult Program & Services
  • Budgeting
  • Business
  • Labor Negotiations
  • Building Management
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

Hello!  I am the Director of a mid-size public library with 25 years experience in New Jersey libraries.  I have worked in several different areas of public library service and have been in administration for 10 years.  I hold an MLS from Rutgers

Tish Carpinelli

Media Specialist
Lower Cape May Regional High School
Areas of Expertise
  • collection development
  • Teen Programming
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing and Public Relations
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
  • School
About Me

After 8 years in a public library setting (mainly children's programming), I moved to my current position as a high school media specialist (grades 9-12).

Maureen Carroll

School Library Media Specialist
Hackensack Middle School
Areas of Expertise
  • School Media Specialist
  • middle school
  • Young Adult Collection Development & Management
  • Young Adult Program & Services
  • SGOs
  • lesson planning
  • Google Apps for Education
  • Public libraries
  • Reader's Advisory
  • Research
  • inquiry
  • Emerging Technology
  • Chromebooks
  • 1:1
  • PARCC testing coordination
  • Professional Development
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • School
About Me

I am an energetic and motivated information professional that is fully certified as a School Library Media Specialist as well as a Professional Librarian in the State of New Jersey.

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