Hi! My name is Allen McGinley and I am currently the Library Director at Teaneck Public Library in Bergen County. Prior to that I worked for 10 years at Piscataway Public Library, where I served in a variety of roles including Head of User Services (circulation), Branch Manager & Outreach Librarian, Head of Teen Services, and Associate Director. I received my Masters of Science in Information Science from the University at Albany, and worked for two years as an Adult Services Librarian at The New York Public Library in Manhattan.
I am passionate about creating customer-centered programs and services that are responsive to community needs, and empowering library workers to be leaders at all levels within their organization. I believe that the fundamental role of public libraries is to improve the quality of life for all residents through education, collaboration, and civic engagement.
My career has been greatly shaped by both traditional mentors and peer mentors, and I look forward to sharing my experiences with others.