A day that is dedicated exclusively to networking and celebrating the profession!
Come and join this MentorNJ in-person networking event!
Win some great prizes in our raffle!
Prizes include: Chromebook, Polaroid Socialmatic, Fitbit, and Chromecast!
Have your headshots done for your resume or social media profiles for free!
12:15 - 1:00 pm
Sign-in & Networking
(A lovely catered lunch will be served!)
1:00 - 1:15 pm
Greetings and Introduction
1:15 pm - 1:35 pm
Opening Talk: Importance of joining professional organizations and
attending conferences and webinars
presented by Mary Chute (State Librarian), Chris Carbone (Incoming NJLA President)
and Cheryl O'Connor (LibraryLinkNJ Executive Director)
1:35 - 2:25 pm
What Do Libraries Look for in Their Next Hire?
A panel of supervisors and directors will share what they look for in a candidate,
what they are looking for during the interview, and
what skills they value the most in their employees.
2:25 - 3:10 pm
Networking - Keeping It Current with Your Professional Network
Meet new colleagues and/or participate in some practical activities.
You can participate in one-on-one mock interviews or have your resume reviewed
with the help of several library supervisors and directors.
This can be a valuable experience for new librarians, para-professionals, job seekers,
or anyone looking to make sure their interview skills stay sharp and
are interested in keeping their resume current.
Or have your headshots done for free by a professional photographer and
simply enjoy the networking time with your colleagues and make new friends!
3:10 - 4:00 pm
Library Trivia Supreme &
Challenge yourself with team trivia games!
Raffles are for individuals, not libraries, so take your chance to win some great prizes for yourself!
(* Raffles sponsored by LibraryLinkNJ)
We understand that some participants may need help with transportation to attend this event. In response, we have created a carpooling request form. Please read the instructions if you need a ride or wish to offer a ride to the event venue.
MentorNJ - Linking Library Staff Statewide,
a new joint initiative funded by the New Jersey State Library and LibraryLinkNJ.
It is co-sponsored by the NJLA Professional Development Committee &
Leadership and Education Subcommittee.
This networking event is also produced in collaboration with the NJLA Member Services Committee.