Danielle Pitter

NJLA Diverstiy & Outreach Secretary

I started my library journey in 2020, by contacting local librarians and workers on their experiences. I became so inspired by their work enough to join the New Jersey Library Association as a member, gaining a leadership position as the Diversity and Outreach section’s Secretary from 2021-2023. I am also the intern for the NJLA Library Workers of Color. 

 Also, I am a 2022 ALA Spectrum Scholar, which gave me the opportunity to begin graduate school at Rutgers University’s Master of Information program. I have completed my first year of graduate school, focusing on Library and Information Science. My primary objectives are on Young Adult Services, Adult Services, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives. 

My past work experiences include library associate for North Brunswick Public Library, from 2020 to 2021. 

When I am not studying, I am a writer, published author and blogger. Writing has always been a passion for me, and I’ve been doing it since I was a child. Writing poetry, blogs, editorial writing, and social media campaigns are my expertise. I published my first book, Reality Check, on April 14, 2022. My blog is www.PoetryBooksYA.com

You can find me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @dani_pitter and @poetrybooksya