MentorNJ In-Person Networking Event

Event Information
Event Type
LibraryLinkNJ Event
Event Category
Professional/Personal Development
CEU Hours

Monroe Township Library

Free of Charge!
Event Materials

MentorNJ Networking Event

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 
& 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 &
Raffle Drawing*

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.

Registration Information

Registration is limited!

Registration ends Friday, 9/25. Register today!

After you register, you will be asked to take a simple pre-survey for the event.  Please take your time to complete the survey, and thank you for your help!