Navigating the New Normal: Lightning Tech Talks

Event Information


Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Event Type: 

Continuing Education - Webinar

Event Category: 

Professional/Personal Development
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Target Audience

Open to everyone! Registration is required and free of charge.


Navigating the New Normal: Lightning Tech Talks
September 24th, 2020 10am-12:30pm via Zoom

Sponsored by: TOPCATS, MentorNJ, the New Jersey State Library, and LibraryLinkNJ

The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for library staff across the country. To continue to help their communities, libraries across New Jersey have found new ways to apply technological solutions to meet many of these challenges.

We invite you to spend a morning for a fast-paced introduction to the many tools New Jersey libraries use for chat, remote assistance, scheduling, staff training and remote working during a pandemic.

This program is free. Registration is required.


  • Amelia Rodriguez, Mercer County Library
  • Alpesh Shah, East Brunswick Public Library


  • Rich Loomis, Digital Services Manager, Somerset County Library
  • Radwa Ali, Director, Roxbury Public Library
  • Laura Nawrocik, Information Technology Department, Mercer County Library System
  • Tanya Finney-Estrada, Director, Pennsauken Free Public Library
  • Hebah Emara, Adult/Information Services Librarian, Elizabeth Public Library
  • Heather Lubchansky, Principal Technician/Management Information Systems, Sussex County Library System


  • 10:00-10:10am - Welcome and Introduction
  • 10:10-10:30am - Chat Services
  • 10:30-10:50am - Remote Assistance
  • 10:50-11:00am - Break
  • 11:00-11:20am - Scheduling Software
  • 11:20-11:40am - Staff Training Tools
  • 11:40am-12:00pm - Technology to Support Remote Working and New Workflows
  • 12:00-12:30pm - Questions and Answers







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Registration Information


  • Registration is free and required. 
  • Registration is open through Tuesday, September 22. 
  • Register online by using the links below. You can only register yourself.
  • You need a User Account to register. If you do not have a User Account, click here to create one.  It can take up to 24-48 hours to have an account approved.


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