Nancy Polhamus

Public Information Officer and Reference Librarian
Gloucester County Library System
Areas of Expertise
  • adult reference
  • Business
  • genealogy
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Adult Program & Services
  • Local History
  • Working with Local Officials
  • partnerships
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

I have more than 20 yearsof front-line public library service experience, both as a paraprofessional and a professional. I can communicate with anybody, anywhere, any time.  I can give a speech for a group of 5 or 500.

It has been my privilege to participate in the evolution of the Gloucester County Lbrary System as it has grown from a small library serving a largely rural area into a multi-facility, technologically advanced organization that offers cutting-edge library service to a rapidly expanding population. A large part of my work has consisted of developing relationships with county and local elected officials, business leaders, and community service organizations.  We have successfully turned them into powerful, vocal library advocates. This process has not been without obstacles. I am proud to say that I have also successfully managed a few situations that might have been Public Relations disasters.

I still love reference work, which is what led me into librarianship in the first place. I occasionally teach classes in Genealogy and Ancestry.com.

In the past I've had the opportunity to informally mentor interns and new employees. I think having a more formal LibraryLinkNJ program is an excellent idea.

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