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Claire Schmieder

Adult Services Librarian
Cherry Hill Public Library
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
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
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
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
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
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

Jeff Teichmann

Library Supervisor I
Rutgers University Libraries
Areas of Expertise
  • Circulation
  • Building Management
  • Staff Training
  • User Training
  • Staff Supervision & Evaluation
  • User Experience
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
About Me

I am an Access Services supervisor at Alexander library, Rutgers University Libraries.  I've worked in the Access Services/Circulation Dept.

Julie Walsh

Educational Media Specialist
Westfield High School
Areas of Expertise
  • Information Literacy instruction
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • School
About Me

I earned my MLS in New York in the mid- 1980s. I worked for a few years at the middle school level before moving to New Jersey where I have been working in a high school library for 25+ years. I love working with teenagers in a very busy library.

Mary Beth Weber

Head, Central Technical Services
Rutgers University
Areas of Expertise
  • cataloging
  • resource description
  • non-MARC metadata
  • RDA
  • technical services advocacy
  • publishing
  • editing
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
About Me

I have worked in academic libraries for my entire career.  I have worked at Rutgers for a number of years, and have held a variety of positions here, including Special Formats Catalog Librarian and Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services.  My res

Robyn Whalen

Senior Paraprofessional
Maplewood Memorial Library
Areas of Expertise
  • Inter Library Loans
  • BCCLS
  • Public Library
  • Volunteers
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

I began working at the Maplewood Library in 2004. For the majority of that time I have been responsible for a large volume of Inter Library Loans.

Chelsea Woods-Turner

Tween Librarian
New Brunswick Free Public Library
Areas of Expertise
  • Youth Services
  • Children's Collections
  • Self Directed Programming
  • Middle-Grade Library Service
  • urban libraries
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

Since 2014, I have served as the tween librarian for the New Brunswick Free Public Library.

Andy Woodworth

Reference & Adult Services Supervisor
Cherry Hill Public Library
Areas of Expertise
  • Adult Program & Services
  • Information Service | Reference
  • Programs & Services for All Ages
  • Library Advocacy
  • Public Library
  • social media
  • eBooks
  • Emerging Technology
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

Andy Woodworth is a librarian, blogger, and library issue activist. He is the Reference & Adult Services Supervisor in his hometown, the Cherry Hill Public Library in Cherry Hill, NJ. He is a 2010 Library Journal Mover &

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