NEW JERSEY LIBRARY MENTORS' DIRECTORY

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Laura M. Poll

Archivist
Trentoniana Department, Trenton Free Public Library

County: 

  • MERCER
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

County: 

  • MIDDLESEX
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

County: 

  • ATLANTIC
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

County: 

  • MERCER
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

County: 

  • UNION
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

County: 

  • MERCER
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

County: 

  • BURLINGTON
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

County: 

  • CUMBERLAND
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

County: 

  • MIDDLESEX
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 !

Claire Schmieder

Adult Services Librarian
Cherry Hill Public Library

County: 

  • CAMDEN
Areas of Expertise
  • Adult Program & Services
  • Job Interview
  • Information Service | Reference
  • Professional Development
  • Resume Writing
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
  • Special
About Me

I'm an Adult Services Librarian at the Cherry Hill Public Library. I hold an MA (2007) in public history and an MLIS (2013), both from Rutgers University.

Jen Schureman

Head of Youth Services
Gloucester County Library System

County: 

  • GLOUCESTER
Areas of Expertise
  • Public Library
  • Youth Services
  • Young Adult Collection Development & Management
  • Young Adult Program & Services
  • Diversity
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Public
About Me

I am currently the Head of Youth Services at Gloucester County Library System in Mullica Hill, NJ.  I have am a graduate of Drexel University and have been a librarian for 7 years.

Nadine Sergejeff

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives Librarian
The Newark Public Library

County: 

  • ESSEX
Areas of Expertise
  • Information Service | Reference
  • Website
  • urban libraries
  • Digital collections
  • Archives
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

I have a background in fine art, art history, and museum studies. I was formerly employed as a historical researcher during which time I visited many libraries and archives and developed a passion for them.

Selwa Shamy

Support Services Manager
Somerset County Library System

County: 

  • SOMERSET
Areas of Expertise
  • Adult Program & Services
  • Young Adult Program & Services
  • Customer Service
  • Career Online High School
  • Staff Supervision & Evaluation
  • Grant writing
  • Staff Training
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

I have experience working in a variety of public libraries with children, teens and adults. Providing stellar customer service has always been a top priority for me.

Ian Sloat

Director
Mountainside Public Library

County: 

  • UNION
Areas of Expertise
  • Adult Program & Services
  • Assessment
  • adult reference
  • Library Administration
  • Budgeting
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Public
  • Special
About Me

I have been the director of the Mountainside Public Library since May 2017. Previously I was the Innovation Catalyst Librarian at the Trenton Free Public Library. 

Hannah Sweetser

Teen Librarian and Web Admin
West Caldwell Public Library

County: 

  • ESSEX
Areas of Expertise
  • 3D Printing
  • 1:1
  • Web Design
  • Website
  • User Experience
  • User Training
  • Teen Collection Development & Management
  • Teen Programming
  • Youth Services
  • BCCLS
  • Children’s Program & Services
  • Community Partnerships
  • Children's Collections
  • Computer Classes
  • Presentations & Public Speaking
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Makerspace
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Public
About Me

Librarian with 6+ years of experience in creating a culture of curiousity in the library through the implementation of large-scale maker activities, on-point readers advisory, seamless online content creation from video tutorials to website

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