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Eileen M. Palmer

Executive Director
LMxAC
Areas of Expertise
  • Library technology
  • Library Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Library Confidentiality
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Library Agencies
  • Public
About Me

I have over 30 years experience working with libraries.  My experience has been mostly with technology, public policy issues and strategic planning.

Kimberly Paone

Director
Matawan Aberdeen Public Library
Areas of Expertise
  • Building Management
  • Customer Service
  • Human Resources
  • YA Program & Services
  • Participating in Library Groups
  • leadership
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

I have been the Director of the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library since September 2010. Previously, I worked at the Elizabeth Public Library in Teen Services and Branch Management.

Anne Papiano

School Library Media Specialist
Delsea Middle School
Areas of Expertise
  • middle school
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • School
About Me

I have been a school media specialist working with grades 4-8, and am currently in a 7-8 grade building.  I am happy to be of assistance to anyone in need of help.

William Paullin

Retired
Areas of Expertise
  • Public Library
  • Management (Personnel)
  • Budgeting
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

Former County Library Director now retired. Experience as both a Paraprofessional, in my early career and Professional. Worked in New Jersey for over 30 years. I have been and am still active in ALA and NJLA.

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 years of 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.

Laura M. Poll

Archivist
Trentoniana, Trenton Free Public Library
Areas of Expertise
  • Local History
  • Archives
  • Original documents
  • Collection arranging & processing
  • Preservation
  • New Jersey
  • Photographs
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
  • Special
About Me

After 20 years working for a county historical society, I am now in a public library local history room.

C. L. Quillen

Library Director
Spotswood Public Library
Areas of Expertise
  • Reader's Advisory
  • Public Library
  • adult reference
  • collection development
  • Collection arranging & processing
  • Customer Service
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Public
  • Special
About Me

I've been working in NJ Public Libraries since I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001. I'm currently the Director of the Spotswood Public Library.

Christine Rambo

Librarian
Atlantic County Library System, Pleasantville Branch
Areas of Expertise
  • Children’s Program & Services
  • Circulation
  • Digital collections
  • 3D Printing
  • Photographs
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Public
  • Special
About Me

I am a recent MLIS graduate, and frankly not certain whether I'm more likely to be a Mentee than a Mentor, but if I've learned one thing in my schooling, its that the two are not mutually exclusive and just because I may need help sometime, doesn'

Sharon Rawlins

Youth Services Specialist
New Jersey State Library
Areas of Expertise
  • Youth Services
  • Children’s Program & Services
  • consulting
  • Young Adult Program & Services
  • Young Adult Collection Development & Management
  • Children's Collections
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

I've been working as the youth services specialist at the NJ State Library for the past 8 years. Before that I was the head of youth services at the NJ State Library's Talking Book and Braille Center for two years.

Mary Ellen Rogan

Assistant Director, Coodinator of Programming and Collection Development
Plainfield Public Library
Areas of Expertise
  • Adult Program & Services
  • Archives
  • Children’s Program & Services
  • Collection arranging & processing
  • genealogy
  • Local History
  • Library Administration
  • Preservation
  • collection development
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Public
  • Special
About Me

I have over 20 years of library experience in library and archives administration, special collections, local history and genealogy and project management both at the New York Public Library and currently as the Assistant Director of the Plainfiel

Renee Rogers

Librarian
Steinert High School Library
Areas of Expertise
  • 3D Printing
  • Assessment
  • Information Literacy instruction
  • Teen Collection Development & Management
  • High School
  • Google Apps for Education
  • Edtech
  • School Media Specialist
  • School Libraries
  • Instructional Technology
  • instructional design
  • Young Adult Collection Development & Management
  • Chromebooks
  • Collaboration
  • Weeding
  • lesson planning
  • Presentations & Public Speaking
  • Professional Development
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • School
About Me

I have 10 years experience as school library media specialist (2 years in elementary, eight years in high school). We are one of 3 high schools in our district, with approximately 1200 students.

Mimi Ryan-Cirillo

Director/ Supervisory Librarian
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Military Library
Areas of Expertise
  • Library Administration
  • Adult Program & Services
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Diversity
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Public
  • Special
About Me

I have been a librarian for 19 years and was teecher for 12 years.  I am also a published author and illustrator. I am part Cherokee and very active in diversity programs and tribal events, as well as traditional storytelling.

Susanne Sacchetti

Library Director
Cumberland County Library
Areas of Expertise
  • School Media Specialist
  • Public Library
  • academic libraries
  • online instruction
  • Library Administration
  • Information Service | Reference
  • Virtual Reference
  • Outreach
  • Community Partnerships
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Public
  • School
About Me

I have extensive experience in both the education and library professions.

Christy Sayre

Library System Manager
Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium
Areas of Expertise
  • Staff Development
  • Staff Training
  • ILS management
  • Consortia issues
  • Circulation
  • Resource-sharing
  • Public libraries
  • Library technology
  • School Libraries
  • urban libraries
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Library Agencies
  • Public
About Me

I've been working in libraries since 1986, and in consortia since I graduated from Rutgers SCILS in 1999.  I'm proud to be a NJ Librarian--this organization is strong and always growing stronger !

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