School Librarians Convene in Long Branch for Annual Conference

From left: Sharon Rawlins, Liz Burns & Jen Apgar prior to the workshop, “Thumbs Up or Down? Best Books for Young Adults.”

Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch saw hundreds of New Jersey’s school librarians turn out for the New Jersey Association of School Librarians 2017 Annual Conference, with the theme “Promoting Powerful Partnerships.”

The two  day event, Nov 16 & 17, was packed with informative, practice-changing and fun professional development sessions; exhibits; authors and illustrators; and awards.

Presenting workshops from the State Library were Sharon Rawlins, youth services consultant, Liz Burns, head of youth and reader services at the Talking Book and Braille Center (TBBC), and Jennifer Apgar, youth services at TBBC.

NJ State Librarian Mary Chute, Monica Dennler, Sharon Rawlins

On Friday afternoon, NJ State Librarian Mary Chute and Sharon Rawlins presented the Jean E. Harris Progressive School Library Media Program Award to Monica Dennler, of Eastampton Community School, Eastampton Township.

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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.