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Carina Gonzalez

Outreach Librarian
Raritan Valley Community College, Evelyn S. Field Library

County: 

  • SOMERSET
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
  • graphic design
  • academic libraries
  • Adult Program & Services
  • Assessment
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • School
About Me

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Sally Harrison

Librarian II
Ocean County Library

County: 

  • OCEAN
Areas of Expertise
  • Adult Program & Services
  • Children’s Program & Services
  • Information Service | Reference
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

I am currently a Youth Services Librarian with the Ocean County Library in Toms River.  A graduate of the University of Washington- Seattle and Rutgers University, I have a varied background working with both adults and youth, and as a branch mana

Kelly

Technical Library Assistant
Rowan University Libraries

County: 

  • GLOUCESTER
Areas of Expertise
  • interlibrary loan
  • academic libraries
  • access services
  • Circulation
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • School
About Me

Greetings, my name is Kelly Hayden and I have been working in an academic library, specializing in interlibrary loan, for six years. I am a graduate of Rutgers University's School of Communciation and Information. 

Barbara Herbert

Behavioral Sciences/Business Librarian
Georgian Court University - Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham Library

County: 

  • OCEAN
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.

Sarah Hull

Archivist, Head of Local History, Genealogy & Special Collections
Plainfield Public Library

County: 

  • UNION
Areas of Expertise
  • Archives
  • Digital collections
  • Grant writing
  • Local History
  • Preservation
  • Collection arranging & processing
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Non-Library Company/Organization
  • Public
  • Special
About Me

I have been working at the Plainfield Public Library since 2008, and am responsible for managing the Library’s archive and special collections; supervising the department staff, archive volunteers and student interns; grant writing; as well helpin

Linda Humes

Media Specialist
Northern Burlington County Regional High School

County: 

  • BURLINGTON
Areas of Expertise
  • Circulation
  • Education
  • Children’s Program & Services
  • collection development
  • Customer Service
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • School
About Me

After working as an English teacher in both middle and high schools for 17 years, I became a high school media specialist.  My mentoring strengths are instructional techniques and classroom integration of technology.

Philip Israel

Director
Westfield Memorial Library

County: 

  • UNION
Areas of Expertise
  • Building Management
  • Adult Program & Services
  • Budgeting
  • Human Resources
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Public
About Me

I have worked in both academic and public libraries for over 30 years.  I have been a public librarydirector in various libraries for about 25 years.  I have experience in budgeting and library administration and all that encumpases -- planning, p

Nicholas Jackson

Head of Adult Services
Louis Bay 2nd Library

County: 

  • PASSAIC
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.

Kate Jaggers

Supervising Librarian
Piscataway Public Library

County: 

  • MIDDLESEX
Areas of Expertise
  • Building Management
  • Professional Development
  • Staff Supervision & Evaluation
  • Programs & Services for All Ages
  • Community Partnerships
  • Circulation
  • Customer Service
  • User Experience
  • Technical Services
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

Since 2013, I have been in a supervisory role in the User Services Department, managing and leading over 25 full- and part-time staff involved with building maintenance, circulation and technical services across two library buildings.

Kathy Juliano

Electronic Resources and Serials Management Librarian
Drew University

County: 

  • MORRIS
Areas of Expertise
  • Inter Library Loans
  • academic libraries
  • databases
  • copyright
  • Customer Service
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
About Me

I'm Kathy Juliano and I am currently the Electronic Resources and Serials Management Libarian at Drew University. This is a very new position for me (2 months as of June 2015) so for this position I am in need of a mentor!

Gretchen Kaser

Director
Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library

County: 

  • BERGEN
Areas of Expertise
  • Adult Program & Services
  • BCCLS
  • branding
  • Programs & Services for All Ages
  • Children’s Program & Services
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Children's Collections
  • Circulation
  • Young Adult Collection Development & Management
  • Young Adult Program & Services
  • Youth Services
  • wordpress
  • social media
  • Management (Personnel)
  • Library Administration
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

I have served as Director of Ho-Ho-Kus' Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library - my second directorship - since 2015. Prior to making the jump to administration, I was a Youth Services Librarian.

Richard Kearney

Electronic Resources Librarian
William Paterson University

County: 

  • PASSAIC
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.

Erica Krivopal

Teen Services Librarian
Piscataway Public Library

County: 

  • MIDDLESEX
Areas of Expertise
  • Teen Collection Development & Management
  • Teen Programming
  • Outreach
  • Youth Services
  • Volunteers
  • Makerspace
  • Information Service | Reference
  • Professional Development
  • Customer Service
  • Middle-Grade Library Service
  • Young Adult Collection Development & Management
  • Young Adult Program & Services
  • adult reference
  • Children’s Program & Services
  • Staff Development
  • YA Program & Services
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

I have been a Teen Services Librarian at Piscataway Public Library since 2011. I am responsible for programming, collection development, and outreach services for adolescents in grades 6-12, as well as reference services to patrons of all ages.

Bonnie Lafazan

Director, Woodbridge Campus Library
Berkeley College

County: 

  • MIDDLESEX
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.

Irene Langlois

Branch Manager, Hilton Branch
Maplewood Memorial Library

County: 

  • ESSEX
Areas of Expertise
  • Children’s Program & Services
  • YA Program & Services
  • Young Adult Program & Services
  • Makerspace
  • Adult Program & Services
  • BCCLS
  • Library Administration
  • Building Management
  • cataloging
  • Collection arranging & processing
  • Community Partnerships
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

I was promoted to Branch Manager of the Hilton Branch in December 2016.  I manage the day to day operations of the branch including information, circulation, collections, outreach and programming services.

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