Matheson Westlake

photo of Matheson Westlake
Supervising Librarian
Holland Free Public Library, Hunterdon County Library
NJ - County
Areas of Expertise
Youth Services
School Library Service
Types of Libraries I have worked in
About Me

I love public libraries ! I have been a part-timer at Hunterdon County Library in Youth Services since 2017, and Supervising Librarian at a small library in Holland Township, NJ since 2019.

Navigating working relationships among Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers, community organizations, and local government in a small library environment is never dull. I'm happy to lend an ear to anyone in the process of fitting together all the pieces.

Providing collections, programs, and opportunities for families, children of all ages, and teen volunteers has been so rewarding, especially as I've watched them grow. Picture books, audio books, and YA novels are my favorite treats.

Participating in professional development, networking and continuing education from LibraryLinkNJ, MentorNJ, and NJLA is nourishing, and I'm grateful for the generosity and care in these organizations and in our profession.