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Justin Savage

Research and Reference Librarian
Montclair State University Harry A. Sprague Library
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NJ - County
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Areas of Expertise
Information Service | Reference
Information Literacy instruction
Virtual Reference
Online instruction
Open Educational Resources
Research
Types of Libraries I have worked in
Academic
Public
Special
About Me

Hi! My name is Justin Savage and I'm entering my fourth year as a Research and Reference Librarian at Montclair State University's Harry A. Sprague Library.

Amanda Eigen

Head of Library Services
Maplewood Memorial Library
Email
NJ - County
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Areas of Expertise
Customer Service
Circulation
Collection development
Management (Personnel)
Time Management & Staff Scheduling
Grant writing
Public Library
Library Advocacy
Library Confidentiality
Types of Libraries I have worked in
Public
School
About Me

I'm Amanda Eigen and I'm Head of Library Services for Maplewood Memorial Library in Maplewood, NJ. I began my tenure at Maplewood as a part-time Adult Services librarian in 2004 and have been lucky to grow and find new challenges here ever since.

Irene Langlois

Head of Outreach Services
Maplewood Memorial Library
Email
NJ - County
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Areas of Expertise
Outreach
Adult Program & Services
Grant writing
Building Management
ESL
Time Management & Staff Scheduling
Types of Libraries I have worked in
Public
About Me

I have worked for the Maplewood Library for 16 years and in that time I have been a children's librarian, the Head of Teen Services, and Branch Manager of our Hilton Branch.

Nadine Giron

Supervising Librarian, Special Collections
Newark Public Library
Email
NJ - County
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Areas of Expertise
Adult Program & Services
Information Service | Reference
Outreach
Technology
urban libraries
Collection development
Types of Libraries I have worked in
Public
About Me

I have worked at the Newark Public Library since 2007, in the General Reference Department, as website and social media manager, and now as supervisor of the Special Collections Division and the Philip Roth Personal Library.

MentorNJ Technology Meet-up

Date & Time
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Meetup Description

Registration is now open for the MentorNJ Technology Meetups for the first half of 2019!

MentorNJ Meetups are an opportunity for interested library staff, at any level, to get together informally and discuss issues, ask questions, seek guidance, and learn more about various different topics related to libraries and library work. These particular meetups focus on technology in libraries, so from ILS systems, to social media, to IT issues, to makerspaces, to workshops and tech sessions, and much more, any topic related to technology and libraries is fair game.

All meeting notes are documented in real time and shared with attendees, as well as made publically available on the past meet-ups list (where you can right now find archived notes from all of last years meetings).

To register for an upcoming MentorNJ Technology Meetup, you can use the following form : https://goo.gl/forms/fv1W2qPqvQa4wEaA3

Meetup Host(s)
Doug Baldwin
Contact Phone #
732-463-1633
Library/Organization Name
Piscataway Public Library
Location (Address)
51 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040

MentorNJ Technology Meetups

Date & Time
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Meetup Description

These meetups are designed to be a casual, but hopefully informative and useful, networking and sharing opportunity to attendees to discuss tech issues in library and beyond, ask questions, explore issues, and of course get to know each other and connect!

These meetups are open to any library staff interested in discussing and exploring tech issues.

The next two meetups are scheduled as follows:

  • January 19th (10am-12pm) / Mercer County Library Main Branch
  • March 23rd (10am-12pm) / Montclair Public Library

To attend one or both of these sessions, please use the following form to register - https://goo.gl/forms/0NgqvZvvTsgnFixq1

And of course I am happy to answer any question you may have regarding these meetups. And as always, thanks to the MentorNJ initiative for being the catalyst for these meetup opportunities! You can learn more about the MentorNJ initiative here : http://librarylinknj.org/MentorNJ

Meetup Host(s)
Doug Baldwin
Contact Phone #
732-463-1633 x6
Library/Organization Name
Piscataway Public Library & MentorNJ Task Force
Location (Address)
1/19 - Mercer County Library Main Branch - 2751 Brunswick Pike Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
3/23 - Montclair Public Library - 50 South Fullerton Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042

MESH Café & Overnight Respite

County (Counties) Served

Mesh Cafe

During the fall, winter and spring months, Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless (MESH) partners with churches and synagogues in the Montclair community to serve thousands of nourishing evening meals for homeless and near-homeless residents of Montclair. The concept, MESH Café, includes not only nourishing food but also dinner conversations with individuals and families from our community.

The MESH Café evening meal program occurs nightly, Monday through Saturday, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  All Cafes personalize their delivery of hearty meals, comfort and inspirational conversation but often included with the meals are essential personal items, daily newspapers, live music, and wellness check-ins. From September to June,  the Cafes  feature an evening  meal consisting of an appetizer, salad,  entree and dessert  During the summer months of July and August,  the MESH Cafe operates three days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) featuring a lighter fare of salads, sandwiches, casseroles and fruits. The MESH Cafes closes for vacation beginning the fourth Monday of August and re-opens on the second Monday in September each year.

Check MESH Café Daily Dinner Locations online: http://www.meshmontclair.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&…

Overnight Respite

 

When temperatures drop to 20 degrees or below during the cold weather season or rise above 100 degrees during the warm weather season, MESH provides overnight respite for its neediest neighbors.

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