Leadership Academy Graduation

Thirty-three members of the NJ library community saw their seven month journey to become leaders of the future come to a successful conclusion on May 9, 2019, as they all graduated with honors from the New Jersey State Library sponsored Leadership Academy. Beginning in Oct. 2018, the Academy challenged the participants to think big and creatively about their libraries. The series, which was open to librarians with at least five years experience, included presentations by speakers on such varied topics as marketing and branding your library, emerging technologies for libraries, a hands-on training on how to perform a community needs assessment and how to be a more effective leader.

See the photos of graduation day at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/njlibraryevents/albums/72157708564679144

Graduates were:

First Name Last Name Title Library
Amy Atzert Youth Services Department Supervisor Somerset County – Manville
Abigail Brady Head of Adult Services Summit Free Public Library
Melisssa Brisbin Head of Patron Services  Livingston Public Library
Kathryn Brown Assistant Library Director Woodbridge Public Library
Rachel Burt Director Hackettstown Public Library
Ellen Callanan Assistant Director Sussex County Library
Kathy Cannarozzi Library Director Rochelle Park Free Pubilc Library
Dale Colston Principal Librarian Newark Public Library
Kathleen DiGiulio Development Librarian  Piscataway Pubilc Library
Karin Finnegan Assistant Director/ Youth Services Librarian Bradley Beach Library
Catherine Folk-Pushee Adult Services Librarian Johnson Public Library
Amanda Franco Reference Librarian Neptune Public Library
Lynn Gaillard Supervising Librarian – Youth Services Roxbury Public Library
Danielle Haubrich Branch Manager Burlington County – Pinelands
Erica Krivopal Teen Services Librarian Piscataway Pubilc Library
Susan Lazzari Branch Manager Newark Public Library – Van Buren Branch
Marissa Lieberman Children’s Librarian East Orange Public Library
Richetta Lobban Reference Librarian East Orange Public Library
Lynn Mazur Youth Services Supervisor Somerset County – Bridgewater
Stephanie Middleton Youth Services Librarian Gloucester Twp Blackwood Rotary Public Library
Keisha Miller Teen Librarian & Volunteer Coordinator South Orange Public Library
Emily Moore Head of Youth Services Camden Co – LS M. Allan Vogelson Regional
Christina Nemphos Youth Services Coordinator Burlington County Library System
Elizabete Pata Adult Services Department Supervisor Somerset Co – North Plainfield Memorial Library
Aaron Pickett Head of Youth Services East Brunswick Public Library
Karen Powell Youth Adult Services Ocean Co Library – Lakewood
C.L. Quillen Library Director Spotswood Public Library
Mary Ellen Rogan Director Plainfield Public Library
Kathleen Sanchez Public Relations & Printing & Graphics Ocean County Library – Toms River
Eric Schwarz Reference Librarian Clarence Dillon Public Library
Dorothy Uhl Branch Manager, Librarian II Ocean Co Library – Tuckerton
Jonathan Upton Managing Librarian, Digital Support Services Old Bridge Public Library
Karen Vaias Supervising Reference Librarian Bernards Township Library

About Tiffany McClary

Tiffany McClary is the Director of Communications, Marketing & Outreach for the New Jersey State Library. She coordinates marketing and public relations initiatives in order to enhance the reputation of the State Library, and promote the value of NJ libraries and the services and programs that they provide to residents.