Allen McGinley earned a Masters of Science in Information Science from the University at Albany in 2006. He worked for two years at The New York Public Library in Manhattan, before joining Piscataway Public Library where he has worked as a Senior Librarian in the teen and adult department and the Head of User Services for the Kennedy Branch. Since March 2013, Allen has been working as the Branch Manager and Outreach Librarian at the Westergard Branch,
where he continues working to develop dynamic and engaging community-,centered programs and services. Allen was a 2010 American Library Association Emerging Leader, and a 2012 Library Journal Mover and Shaker.