NJLibsGrowBiz Summit 2018: From the Ground Up

The 2018 NJLibsGrowBiz Summit is designed to educate and inspire librarians to connect with their business communities. No matter your experience and comfort level with business outreach and reference, this event will provide valuable, real-world insight. The summit will be held on May 9, 2018 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan, NJ and will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Registration is limited to 75 participants. Lunch will be provided. If you have any special dietary requirements, please email Natasha Zaleski at nzaleski@njstatelib.org. The deadline to register is May 2.

Keynote: Building Business Connections: Stepping Into Your Role in the Business Community

Barbara Alvarez has been training, speaking, and educating learners of various skill-levels and professional backgrounds for seven years. She is especially passionate about sharing how librarians can step into their roles as educators, leaders, community collaborators and storytellers.

Barbara has partnered with numerous library professionals, local businesses and organizations to share digital stories through podcasts, videos, and broadcasting. She is the co-founder of The Library OnConference, a free virtual conference completely held on Google Hangouts that has garnered over three hundred global participants. Additionally, she received the 2017 PrivCo Outstanding Business Librarianship Award and the 2015 Public Librarian Support Award for innovation and creativity in the library’s community. She was also a nominee for the Athena Leadership Award for her contributions to the business community. Her ALA Editions book is titled Embedded Business Librarianship for the Public Librarian. Barbara received a Master in Library and Information Science degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit our Partner Tables to network with resprentatives from:

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