NEW JERSEY LIBRARY MENTORS' DIRECTORY

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'

Laura Rancani

Head Teen Services Librarian
Cape May County Library
Areas of Expertise
  • Teen Collection Development & Management
  • Teen Programming
  • Reader's Advisory
  • social media
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Public
About Me

I am currently the Head Teen Services Librarian at the Cape May County Library, an eight-branch library system in the southernmost NJ county.

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

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.

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 !

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.

Fran Scott

Director of Library Services
S. MJ Cunningham Library/Georgian Court University
Areas of Expertise
  • academic libraries
  • Assessment
  • Budgeting
  • collection development
  • Information Literacy instruction
  • Information Service | Reference
  • Library Administration
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Public
  • Special
About Me

I have been a librarian for more than 35 years with experience in public, private and academic libraries. My experience in academic libraries includes community colleges, polytechnics and university libraries.

Nadine Sergejeff

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives Librarian
The Newark Public Library
Areas of Expertise
  • Information Service | Reference
  • Website
  • urban libraries
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.

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.

Alyssa Valenti

Electronic Resources & Web Services Librarian
Raritan Valley Community College
Areas of Expertise
  • databases
  • Electronic Resources Management
  • Computer Classes
  • html
  • css
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Literacy instruction
  • academic libraries
  • embedded librarians
  • online instruction
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Academic
  • Special
About Me

I am the electronic resources and web services librarian at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, NJ. I am originally from Clinton, NJ and have lived in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and New York City.

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.

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