Theresa Agostinelli possesses a BFA in Studio Art and a BA in English Writing Arts from the State University of New York at Oswego and an MLS from the University at Albany. Through Rutgers University, she earned most of the courses required for school librarian media certification, and completed her field experience in an elementary school library media center. Theresa has served community members of all ages working as a librarian in public and academic libraries for twenty five years.
At the Nassau County Library Association (NCLA) Theresa was the Association webmaster and head of the Reference & Adult Services Division. She was president of the NJLA Reference Section twice, co-chair of the NJLA Professional Development Committee, a member of the NJLA Core Values Task Force, and co-chair of the NJLA CUS ACRL-NJ Marketing & Outreach Committee. Theresa currently serves as the social media chair of NJLA CUS ACRL/NJ. Theresa is a frequent presenter and program organizer at state and local levels. In past years, she coordinated an NJLA Adult Services Forum and three Library Maker Toolkit conferences. More recently, she planned several NJLA Virtual Keynotes, including programs related to gender diversity, voting, information literacy, and COVID-19. Her outreach efforts include coordinating a week-long library advocacy table at the Middlesex County Fair, representing libraries at Rutgers careers fairs, offering library presentations and training at 55+ communities, and more.