NEW JERSEY LIBRARY MENTORS' DIRECTORY
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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.

Heather Dalal

Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian
Rider University
Areas of Expertise
  • academic libraries
  • instructional design
  • embedded librarians
  • Information Literacy instruction
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
About Me

Heather Dalal earned her MLIS in 2002 and her MEd in 2011. She is an Associate-Professor Librarian, with tenure (for Instruction & Emerging Technologies) at Rider University.

Bart Everts

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University-Camden
Areas of Expertise
  • academic libraries
  • online instruction
  • collection development
  • Local History
  • Information Literacy instruction
  • publishing
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
About Me

I'm on the faculty of the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers University-Camden, where I serve as the liaison to the Camden campuses of Rowan University and Camden County College.

Carina Gonzalez

Outreach Librarian
Raritan Valley Community College, Evelyn S. Field Library
Areas of Expertise
  • 1:1
  • Instructional Technology
  • social media
  • Social Networking
  • Web Design
  • Website
  • Graphic Novel Collection Development
  • Chromebooks
  • Resource-sharing
  • branding
  • databases
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Google Apps for Education
  • Emerging Technology
  • New Jersey
  • Job Interview
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Grant writing
  • Resume Writing
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • School
About Me

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Barbara Herbert

Behavioral Sciences/Business Librarian
Georgian Court University - Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham Library
Areas of Expertise
  • copyright
  • collection development
  • Information Service | Reference
  • LibGuides
  • Information Literacy
  • Education
  • Business
  • Social Work/Gerontology
  • Psychology
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
About Me

I am the copyright coordinator for the university.

I have established a working relationship (via the GCU School of Education's "Lakewood Together" program) with the library media specialists in the Lakewood Twp. Schools.

Nicholas Jackson

Head of Adult Services
Louis Bay 2nd Library
Areas of Expertise
  • academic libraries
  • Adult Program & Services
  • adult reference
  • Archives
  • BCCLS
  • 1:1
  • Budgeting
  • Building Management
  • databases
  • eBooks
  • Web Design
  • Website
  • Computer Classes
  • collection development
  • Public libraries
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Presentations & Public Speaking
  • information policy
  • School Libraries
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Literacy instruction
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Public
  • School
About Me

Experienced Department Head with a demonstrated history of working in the academic, public & school libraries. Skilled in Research, Readers Advisory, LibGuides, Programming, Outreach, and Library Leadership.

Richard Kearney

Electronic Resources Librarian
William Paterson University
Areas of Expertise
  • Information Service | Reference
  • Research
  • Electronic Resources Management
  • Information Literacy instruction
  • academic libraries
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Public
About Me

I've worked as an academic librarian since 2000 in the Reference Department of the David and Lorraine Cheng Library at William Paterson University.

Bonnie Lafazan

Director, Woodbridge Campus Library
Berkeley College
Areas of Expertise
  • Adult Program & Services
  • Business
  • Assessment
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Literacy instruction
  • Information Service | Reference
  • Technology
  • Outreach
  • leadership
  • Job Interview
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Presentations & Public Speaking
  • Customer Service
  • Participating in Library Groups
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Public
About Me

Bonnie Cohen Lafazan graduated from Rutgers University in 1993 with a dual major in Journalism and Political Science and received her Juris Doctorate degree in 1996 from New England School of Law in Boston, MA.

Alyssa Valenti

Electronic Resources & Web Services Librarian
Raritan Valley Community College
Areas of Expertise
  • databases
  • Electronic Resources Management
  • Computer Classes
  • html
  • css
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Literacy instruction
  • academic libraries
  • embedded librarians
  • online instruction
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Special
About Me

I am the electronic resources and web services librarian at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, NJ.

Zara Wilkinson

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Rutgers University-Camden
Areas of Expertise
  • Information Service | Reference
  • Instruction
  • Outreach
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
About Me

In 2012, I joined Rutgers University-Camden in Camden, NJ, as a Reference and Instruction Librarian. At Rutgers-Camden, I work with the departments of English, art, philosophy, and religion, as well as the newly formed Digital Studies Center.

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