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Thirteen SC&I Alumni Selected as New Jersey Librarian Association Emerging Leaders
NJLA’s Class of 2021 Emerging Leaders Attended Virtual Leadership Training Program

Thirteen Rutgers School of Communication and Information (SC&I) alumni were selected as members of the Emerging Leaders Class of 2021 by the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA), the state’s oldest and largest library organization. Now in its 19th year, the Emerging Leaders program is open to NJLA member librarians in good standing who have been working in libraries for five years or less.

This year’s Emerging Leaders training program, sponsored by NJLA, the Professional Development Committee, and the Leadership and Education committee (co-chaired by Stephen Hrubes ’11), brought together 30 participants from public and academic libraries throughout the state. Held virtually, the program provided leadership training and networking opportunities for librarians new to the profession or new to New Jersey librarianship. 

SC&I applauds the following alumni and wishes them continued success:

  • Jessica Bielen ‘17
  • Kate-Lynn Brown ‘18 
  • Erica Deb ‘18
  • Molly Hone ‘17
  • Saskia Kusnecov ‘18
  • Justin Portelli ‘19
  • Jasmine Riel ‘19
  • Jane Sawyer ’16
  • Sarah Teichman ‘19
  • Lisa Thornton ‘19
  • Dana Vocht ‘17
  • Nora Walsh ‘19 
  • Katrina Zwaaf ‘18


NJLA advocates for the advancement of library services, provides continuing education and networking opportunities for librarians, and supports the principles of intellectual freedom and access to library materials for all.

For information about SC&I’s Library and Information Science Department, click here. To learn more about SC&I’s Master of Information Department, click here. To read about our faculty’s participation in the 2021 conference, click here.

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