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David Lisa

Associate Director
Camden County Library System

County: 

  • CAMDEN
Areas of Expertise
  • Public Library
  • Popular Culture
  • Presentations & Public Speaking
  • Adult Program & Services
  • urban libraries
  • Media in Libraries
  • Gaming
  • Technology
  • Emerging Technology
  • Mobile Computing
  • social media
  • Social Networking
  • Web Design
  • Grant writing
  • academic libraries
  • Special Libraries
  • Teaching
  • Library Science
  • E-reading
  • Graphic Novel Collection Development
  • Video Game Collection Development
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Library Agencies
  • Non-Library Company/Organization
  • Public
  • Special
About Me

My name is David Lisa. I’m a library administrator and pop culture expert living in New Jersey. I am the Associate Director of the Camden County Library System.

Suzanne Maley

Librarian 3
Ocean County Library

County: 

  • OCEAN
Areas of Expertise
  • Youth Services
  • Children's Collections
  • Children's Diversity Programs
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

I have been a Youth Services Librarian with the Ocean County Library for 23 years, including 11 years managing large branch Youth Services departments.  I have worked at five different branches of varying sizes which gives me a good perspective on

Debbie Maynard

Library Director
Pequannock Township Public Library

County: 

  • MORRIS
Areas of Expertise
  • Adult Program & Services
  • Marketing and Public Relations
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

Currently, I am Director of the Pequannock Township Library. I worked at the West Milford Township Library and Butler Public Library as Director. My administrative experience spans ten years.

Allen McGinley

Library Director
Teaneck Public Library

County: 

  • BERGEN
Areas of Expertise
  • Adult Program & Services
  • Young Adult Program & Services
  • Customer Service
  • Building Management
  • Outreach
  • Circulation
  • Library Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Professional Development
  • Recruiting and Hiring
  • Community Partnerships
  • Team-building
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

Hi! My name is Allen McGinley and I am currently the Library Director at Teaneck Public Library in Bergen County.

Lanora Melillo

Head of Children's Services
Scotch Plains Public Library

County: 

  • UNION
Areas of Expertise
  • Young Adult Program & Services
  • Children’s Program & Services
  • Technology
  • Presentations & Public Speaking
  • Training
  • Graphic Novel Collection Development
  • Circulation
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Emerging Technology
  • Children's Collections
  • Teen Collection Development & Management
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Non-Library Company/Organization
  • Public
About Me

Hello. 

Sheila Mikkelson

LIbrary Director
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library

County: 

  • GLOUCESTER
Areas of Expertise
  • Building Management
  • Budgeting
  • collection development
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

For the past twenty years, I have been working in public libraries, and since 2001, I have been a director of medium-sized public libraries.  Before becoming a library administrator, I focused on serving teens in libraries. For several years, I ta

Gihan (Gigi)

Supervising School Library Media Specialist
Bergenfield High School

County: 

  • BERGEN
Areas of Expertise
  • Reader advisory
  • collection development
  • Technology integration
  • Information Literacy instruction
  • Collaboration
  • Professional Development
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
  • School
About Me

I worked for 10 years in the public library field before transitioning to school libraries 8 years ago. Currently, I work as SL Media Specialist/ Tech Coach at Bergenfield HS. I also serve on the DEAC,  ScIP and Technology committees.

Carol Moroz

Media Specialist
Manchester Township High School

County: 

  • OCEAN
Areas of Expertise
  • School Media Specialist
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
  • School
About Me

For the past 8 years, I have been the Media Specialist at Manchester Township High School. In the past, I have been fortunate enough to work in a K-8 school, as well as an Elementary (K-5) school..

Scott Muir

Associate Provost, Library Information services
ROWAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

County: 

  • GLOUCESTER
Areas of Expertise
  • Management (Personnel)
  • academic libraries
  • Organizational communication
  • leadership
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Special
About Me

I am responsible for planning and administration of three libraries on separate campuses.  My focuses are on areas such as personnel management, strategic planning, communication, and leadership.  A significant portion of my time supports the buil

Carolyn Oldt

Branch Manager
Gloucester County Library System- Logan Branch

County: 

  • GLOUCESTER
Areas of Expertise
  • Building Management
  • Team-building
  • 1:1
  • Budgeting
  • Staff Scheduling
  • Adult Program & Services
  • collection development
  • Public Library
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Outreach
  • Presentations & Public Speaking
  • adult reference
  • Customer Service
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

I have been in the Public Library setting for 10 year, 8 years as the branch manager. We have 7 staff working at this branch. We have a strong team work environment.

Christen Orbanus

Branch Manager: Merchantville Branch
Camden County Library System

County: 

  • CAMDEN
Areas of Expertise
  • Children’s Program & Services
  • Young Adult Collection Development & Management
  • Young Adult Program & Services
  • Self Directed Programming
  • Adult Program & Services
  • Management (Personnel)
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

Hello,

Eileen M. Palmer

Executive Director
LMxAC

County: 

  • MIDDLESEX
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

County: 

  • MONMOUTH
Areas of Expertise
  • Building Management
  • Customer Service
  • Human Resources
  • YA Program & Services
  • Participating in Library Groups
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

County: 

  • GLOUCESTER
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.

Nancy Polhamus

Public Information Officer and Reference Librarian
Gloucester County Library System

County: 

  • GLOUCESTER
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.

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