MentorNJ Meetups

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.

The following MentorNJ Technology Meetups are hosted by dbaldwin [at] (Doug Baldwin), Head of Technology at the Piscataway Public Library, and the site hosts for each location are listed below:

  • February 22, 10am-12pm @ Maplewood Public Library (51 Baker Street, Maplewood)
    • irene.langlois [at] (Irene Langlois), Branch Manager, Hilton Branch
  • April 12, 1-3pm @ Ocean City Free Public Library (1735 Simpson Ave # 4, Ocean City)
    • jbrown [at] (Julie Brown), Adult Programming Librarian
  • June 21st, 10am-12pm @ Sayreville Public Library / (1050 Washington Road, Parlin)
    • ahaque [at] (Aziza Haque), Adult Services Librarian
  • August 23rd, 1-3pm @ Warren County Library - Southwest Branch (404 Route 519, Phillipsburg)
    • kdurkin [at] (Kelly Durkin), Branch Manager, Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch

Please use the registration form to attend an upcoming MentorNJ Technology Meetup.

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

Would you like to host a small meetup at your library, or to attend any upcoming meetups? Please find more about how you can promote your hosting meetup on the MentorNJ meetup page.

If you have any questions about MentorNJ meetups, please contact our meetup coordinators:

  • dbaldwin [at] (Doug Baldwin), Head of Technology, Piscataway Public Library
  • rbingham [at] (Ralph Bingham), Director, Gloucester County Library System

For those unfamiliar, here’s what the MentorNJ initiative is all about:

MentorNJ: Linking Library Staff Statewide is a result of the MentorNJ Project funded by the New Jersey State Library and LibraryLinkNJ, in order to serve as a gateway to librarians and library paraprofessionals new to the profession or the state. The goal of this service is to promote professional sense of pride and connectedness among the New Jersey Library Community and expand library professional roles in the present and future.