Tanya Finney Estrada
Library Director
Pennsauken Free Public Library
NJ - County
Areas of Expertise
Organizational Leadership
Management (Personnel)
Emerging Technology
STEM in Libraries
Public libraries
Types of Libraries I have worked in
About Me

Tanya Finney Estrada is currently the Director of the Pennsauken Free Public Library in New Jersey. Prior to Pennsauken, Tanya was the Director of the Waterford Township Public Library in Atco, NJ (2012-2018), the Automation and Technology Coordinator for Cheltenham Township Library System, Glenside, PA (2006-2012), Stack Manager for Access Services for Thomas Jefferson University's Scott Memorial Library, Philadelphia, PA (2000-2006).

Tanya has presented at PaLA (Pennsylvania Library Association), NJLA (New Jersey Library Association) Annual Conferences, and NJLA Small Libraries and Diversity & Outreach Section Unconferences. Her presentations often focus on using open-source technology to enhance library services, advocating the importance of offering STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art & Math) programs in public libraries, fine-free libraries, and EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion).

Tanya served many years on the Executive Board of SLA (Special Libraries Association) Philadelphia Chapter, Drexel College of Computing and Informatics Alumni Network Board, and LibraryLinkNJ. She currently serves on the Executive Board of SAIL (South Jersey Alliance of Independent Libraries), NJLA Library Workers of Color, Diversity & Outreach Sections, and New Jersey Makers Day. She is also a member of the NJLA Emerging Technology Section.

Tanya is a member of the American Librarian Association (ALA), Public Library Association (PLA), Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA)Technology Section, and Black Librarians Mentorship Program.

Tanya received her B. S. in Information Systems and her master's in Library and Information Science from Drexel University. In 2006 Tanya Finney Estrada was a recipient of the Evelyn Walker Armstrong Endowed Scholarship.