Darby Malvey joined LibraryLinkNJ after ten years of work in New Jersey libraries; first as a Youth Services librarian in public libraries and most recently as a School Library Media Specialist for 6th-12th grade students. She has been especially passionate about her work addressing issues of news and media literacy, serving as a member of her school district's Equity Council, and working to get great books into the hands of young readers. At the state level, Darby has participated in a variety of advocacy efforts to raise awareness of the value of Certified School Library Media Specialists in New Jersey's schools, and has worked hard to build bridges between school and public library professionals. Darby has participated in a number of statewide library initiatives, including serving as a member of the NJLA Executive Board, co-chairing the NJASL affiliate group TriCSL, and working as part of the NJASL/NJLA Joint Task Force on School Libraries.
Darby received her BA from the University of Delaware and both her MLIS and School Library Media Certificate from Rutgers University. When she's not working or chasing after her two young kids, she loves to read YA novels, travel to new places, and start craft projects she has no intention of finishing.