LLNJ Strategic Planning for FY18 - FY20

LibraryLinkNJ FY18-FY20 Strategic Plan
(Approved by the Executive Board at their meeting on October 19, 2017)

LibraryLinkNJ looked towards the future when it embarked on a strategic planning process in 2017.
The resulting Strategic Plan covers FY18 - FY20 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020).

Led by the consulting firm of Maverick and Boutique



Strategic Planning Steering Committee

LLNJ Board Planning Committee

  • Janice Cooper, Media Specialist Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan
    140 Central Ave, Old Tappan, NJ 07657 | cooperj@nvnet.org  
  • Heather Craven, LRC Director County College of Morris
    214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ 07869 | hcraven@ccm.edu | 973-328-5282
  • Ranjna Das, Director Burlington County Library System
    5 Pioneer Blvd. Westampton, NJ 08060 | rdas@bcls.lib.nj.us | 609-267-9660 x3021
  • Michelle McGreivey, Media Specialist Hoboken High School
    800 Clinton Street Hoboken, NJ 07030 | michelle.mcgreivey@hoboken.k12.nj.us | 201-356-3700
  • Kimberly Paone, Board President (Ex-officio) & Director, Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library
    165 Main Street Matawan, NJ 07747 | kpaone@lmxac.org | 732-583-9100
  • Irene Sterling, Trustee - Paterson Library & LLNJ Board Lay Representative
    169 Union Avenue Belleville, NJ 07109 | isterling@paterson-education.org | 973-519-0717 

LLNJ Member Representatives

  • Mary Chute, State Librarian New Jersey State Library
    185 W. State Street Trenton, NJ 08625 | mchute@njstatelib.org | 609-278-2640, x101
  • Tonya Garcia, Director Long Branch Free Public Library
    328 Broadway Long Branch, NJ 07740 | tgarcia.lbpl@gmail.com | 732-222-3948
  • Janina Kaldan, HSLANJ Pres. (Mar-Aug) Morristown Medical Center Shinn-Lathrope Health Sciences Library
    100 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ | Janina.Kaldan@atlantichealth.org | 973-971-5780, 973-290-7045
  • Deborah Magnan, HSLANJ Pres.(Jan) Samuel & Sandra Hekemian Medical Library Hackensack University Medical Center
    30 Prospect Avenue Hackensack NJ 07601 | deborah.magnan@hackensackmeridian.org | 551-996-2326
  • Luca Manna, Executive Director PalsPlus
    292 Piaget Ave Clifton, NJ 07011 | manna@palsplus.org | 973-486-2141
  • Michael Maziekien, 2017-18 NJLA Pres. Director, Kenilworth Public Library
    548 Boulevard Kenilworth, NJ 07033 | maz@lmxac.org | 908-276-2451
  • Dr. Edward Owusu-Ansah, Dean David and Lorraine Cheng Library William Paterson University
    300 Pompton Road Wayne, NJ 07470 | owusuansahe@wpunj.edu | 973-720-3179

LLNJ Staff

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Strategic Planning Survey

Thank you everyone who participated in the survey. Please follow this link to view the FY18-20 Strategic Planning Survey Results Executive Summary


We appreciate your input!


Stakeholder Engagement Workshops - Open to All & School Librarians

We invited you to contribute your knowledge and expertise at one of our Stakeholder Engagement Workshops.

Six free 3-hour morning or afternoon workshops were open to all members from every type of library, and one workshop was scheduled for school librarians. 

The purpose of these workshops is to:

  • Understand the interests, needs and perspectives of the New Jersey library community
  • Explore the opportunities and challenges that are presenting themselves with an eye to addressing them collaboratively and proactively.

Led by the consulting firm of Maverick and Boutique, the focus will be on current and future trends affecting libraries and their users. We’ll discuss possible solutions, and your input will contribute to the creation of our next strategic plan.

These workshops are not just for library administrators. We are specifically inviting staff representing all library roles and generational identities to attend. This is a great development activity for both newer and seasoned staff members and an important opportunity to shape the future of LibraryLinkNJ and NJ libraries.

What’s in it for you?

The opportunity to:

  • Shape the future of LibraryLinkNJ and NJ libraries.
  • Engage with a top strategic change consultant, Abby Straus of Maverick & Boutique.
  • Track future societal and library trends affecting your library or library organization.
  • Meet and network with great people from across the state

If you would like to participate, please register to attend.

  • The workshops are free, but we do need a headcount for our preparations.
  • Light morning or afternoon refreshments will be served.
Dates Locations Notes Drawings
January 31, 2017 Atlantic County Library - Hammonton Branch Notes-013117  Drawings-013117
February 1, 2017 Monroe Township Public Library (Middlesex County) Notes-020117  Drawings-020117
February 2, 2017 Parsippany Public Library - Main Branch Notes-020217  Drawings-020217
February 14, 2017 Willingboro Public Library Notes-021417  Drawings-021417
February 15, 2017 Wyckoff Public Library Notes-021517  Drawings-021517
March 2, 2017 Ocean County Library - Jackson Branch Notes-030217  Drawings-030217
March 4, 2017 Piscataway Public Library - J.F. Kennedy Memorial Library 
(School Librarians)
Notes-030417  Drawings-030417
Combined Notes and Project Ideas [PDF]


Stakeholder Engagement Workshop @ Monroe Township Library - 1

We appreciate your participation and look forward to working together to plan the future of libraries in New Jersey.  

If you have any questions, please call the LibraryLinkNJ office - 732-752-7720.

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