This spring, LibraryLinkNJ's popular Super Library Supervisor training series met virtually via Zoom in March and April.

LLNJ Super Library Supervisor - Class of 2023

This training series for new and novice supervisors is designed to help prepare the next generation of library mangers and leaders as they work to become exemplary supervisors. Participants from across the state joined us for 4 days of training sessions, tackling the following topics:

  • What it Means to be a Supervisor
  • Know Your Why: Motivating and Supporting Your Staff
  • Personnel Documentation & Evaluation
  • HR Basics Every Supervisor Should Know
  • Open & Honest Communication in the Workplace
  • Building Relationships & Resolving Staff Conflict
  • What Your Staff Aren't Telling You: Leading with Empathy
  • Running Successful Meetings

We want to commend all of this spring's participants on their hard work and commitment to improving their supervisory skills, and we're happy to acknowledge the Super Library Supervisor Class of Spring 2023:

LLNJ Super Library Supervisor - Class of 2023

  • Violeta Aybar-Maki, Union City Public Library
  • Nico Belott, Asbury Park Public Library
  • Alexa Bongala, Pennsauken Free Public Library
  • Sara Cassaro, Bogota Public Library
  • Kevin Chung, Newark Public Library
  • Jennifer Cole, Little Falls Public Library
  • Sarah Craggs, Library of the Chathams
  • Rebecca Eaton, Mercer County Library System
  • Dwayne Everett, Burlington County Library System
  • Regina Fitzpatrick, New Jersey State Library
  • Elizabeth Gaworski, Cape May County Library
  • Emily Getzinger, Camden County Library System
  • Tasha Graziani, Moorestown Library
  • LaRona Jones, Union Public Library
  • Rachel Kelly, Jefferson Township Public Library
  • Emily La Jeunesse, Drew University
  • Glenny Martinez, West Orange Public Library
  • Nancy McMahon, Pequannock Township Public Library
  • Brendan Meany, Raritan Public Library
  • Marcia Pacheco, North Bergen Public Library
  • Susan Parenteau, Gill Memorial Library
  • Kiran Patel, Maple Shade Library
  • Todd Pickens, Rutgers University
  • Gabriel Ramos, Union Public Library
  • Donna Ricker, Parsippany Public Library
  • Christopher Shupenko, Garfield Public Library
  • Jacqueline Silver-Morillo, Atlantic City Free Public Library
  • Cindy Simerlink, Gloucester County Library System
  • Evelyn Soto, Freehold Public Library
  • Elayna Turner, Gloucester County Library System
  • Albena Tzankova, Mercer County Library System
  • Dylan Vetter, Washington Township Public Library
  • Dana Vocht, East Brunswick Public Library
  • Emily Witkowski, Hunterdon County Library
  • Candace Worrell, Franklin Township Library
  • Kim Yates-Murphy, Sussex County Library System

The series concluded with a graduation ceremony featuring remarks from incoming NJLA President Carina Gonzalez. Thank you to Carina for your words of encouragement and support!

Super Library Supervisors will return in-person this fall;
keep an eye on our newsletter, calendar, or email communication for more details!