I'd also like to give a shout-out to a few other Garden State librarians being honored:
Hermann enjoys being actively engaged with a world beyond her own library, through the blog Library Garden, the staff training and patron service communities at WebJunction, and numerous conference presentations. She says these kinds of contributions keep her “enthusiastic and excited about our profession” and help her stay ahead on new trends and technology.
Every personality inventory she's ever taken says that Hermann is “an extroverted risk-taker.” Uprooting herself from her Canadian homeland and moving from teaching to librarianship, she's remade her life and her library.
- Linda Devlin: Friend, former co-worker, Camden County Library's new director, and, I hope, future LG blogger! (hint, hint... OK, your doing three jobs right now...maybe a guest piece on what it's like to be a young new library director??)
- Trevor Dawes: Circulation Supervisor at Princeton University. Among his many accomplishments Trevor's done a great job reviving NJLA's mentoring program.
- Nicole Cooke: Reference Librarian, Montclair State University. In addition to starting and heading up the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (with Trevor), Nicole writes, presents and (dear to my heart) coordinates New Jersey's Train-The-Trainer program.