Alexandria ArnoldAlexandria Arnold
Executive Director
Passionate about community and civic engagement, Ms. Arnold believes that libraries should innovate, take chances, and draw inspiration for creative programs and services from other nonprofits and for-profit institutions. She is skilled at tapping funding sources and is committed to providing fully functional technology to the community.

Ms. Arnold holds an MS in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania, an MLS from Rutgers University, an MA in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Michigan, a BA in History and Political Science from Drake University and an AA in Liberal Arts from Simon’s Rock College. She has completed a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and several fundraising courses at New York University.

A self-proclaimed foodie and adventurous eater of all things vegetarian, she believes that a balanced life includes chocolate in both hands and few dogs at one’s feet.


Rocio Campbell Rocio Campbell
Technical Services Supervisor
Responsible for the back-office technical work, Ms. Campbell navigated the library through the transition from a stand-alone library to a fully integrated member of the MAIN library consortium. Having started as an Information & Borrower’s Service Assistant at the library in 2015, Ms. Campbell is equally well-versed in the patron-facing services of the library as she is in the technical arena.

Ms. Campbell holds a Cisco Computer Networking and Cyber Security Certificate from

Raritan Valley Community College, a Graduate Gemologist Certificate from the Gemological Institute of America, and a degree in Jewelry Design & Metal Smithing from the Escola Superior de Artes e Design in Portugal. She is the recipient of the RVCC Galileo Scholarship, the Somerset Hills Chapter of American Association of University Women Scholarship and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Ms. Campbell is an avid knitter and indie hand-dyed yarn curator. Her dream is to have a cedar-lined room dedicated to her ever growing wooly stash.


Laura Cole
Adult Readers’ Service Manager and Facilities Manager
She draws from her experience as a business systems analyst and her love of serving the Bernardsville community to develop and maintain processes, procedures, and staffing that result in customer-focused solutions and positive patron experiences. Ms. Cole holds a BA in English with a minor in Computer Science from Lehigh University, Phi Beta Kappa. She also completed coursework at the London School of Economics and lived in Germany for a year during which she attended high school.

Ms. Cole’s most recent obsession is perfecting the perfect popover and she is diligently conducting research for the ultimate recipe.


Jim DroneyJim
Systems Analyst
Specialty: IT Systems Management
What Jim likes best about his job: The complexity and the never-ending challenges.


Jill Hackett
Business Manager
Specialty:  Multi-tasking and keeping things organized.
What Jill likes best about her job: I like working with people.


Jack Haggis
Information & Borrowers’ Services Assistant
Specialty:  Putting library materials in good order.
What Jack likes best about his job: Customer service and helping patrons.


Kimberly Hunt
Information & Borrowers’ Services Assistant
Specialty:  Videos, displays, and readers’ advisory.
What Kimberly likes best about her job: Readers’ Advisory


Janice KildeaJanice Kildea
Information & Borrowers’ Services Assistant Specialty: Readers’ Advisory
What Janice likes best about her job: What I like best is reading the children’s picture books when no one is looking.


Linda Lozowski
Shelver


Norm Luik
Handyperson


Kristin McCarthy
Social Media Assistant
Specialty: Creating graphics and videos for promoting the library and its programs.
What Kristin likes best about her job: I love helping the patrons and spreading my enthusiasm for the library culture and community.


Alix McKinstry
Information & Borrowers’ Services Assistant Specialty: Checking in books and organizing book carts.
What Alix likes best about her job: I like helping patrons find what they are looking for.


Laurie Pelosi-Fetten
Information & Borrowers’ Services Assistant
Specialty: Historical Fiction and Biography Readers’ Advisory
What Laurie likes best about her job: What I like best is the calm atmosphere, time spent working alongside my colleagues and assisting our kind patrons.


Christine Tropp
Adult Reader Services Assistant
Adult Reader Services Assistant with a penchant for organizing and efficiency. Christine oversees supply orders and the library regularly benefits from her knack for bargain hunting. She was the co-founded an all-volunteer, all-foster rescue dog group in Texas and has three rescue dogs of her own including one with only 3 legs.

Christine holds a B.A. in Marketing from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa


RyanRyan Scott Weber
Technical Services Assistant
Information & Borrowers’ Services Assistant
Specialty: Knowing the DVD catalog inside and out
What Ryan likes best about his job: What I like best is working with the community.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

John Bertoni, President (Finance, Personnel, Planning, Policy)
Skip Orza, Vice President (Nominating* Planning)
Amy DeMilt, Secretary (Personnel, Policy)
Mark Krook, Treasurer (Finance*, Planning)
Gretchen Dempsey (Nominating)
Rich Diegnan (Finance, Personnel, Policy)
Lucy Orfan (Nominating, Policy*)
Terry Thompson (Finance, Personnel*, Planning*)
Christine Zamarra, Council Member (Nominating)

*Denotes Committee Chair

Meetings take place at 5:30 pm in the Community Room at the library. Meetings are open to the public.

  • January 19 – Minutes
  • February 16 – Minutes
  • March 16 – Minutes
  • April 20 – Minutes
  • May 18 -Minutes
  • June 15 – Agenda
  • July 20 – Minutes
  • August 17 – (if needed) No Meeting
  • September 21 – Minutes
  • October 19 – Minutes
  • November 16 – Minutes
  • December 20 – Minutes

Minutes of past Library Board of Trustees meetings.

The library Board of Trustees determines policies to fulfill the library’s mission and ensure quality service. Please contact the library for additional policies.

June 8, 2021

Immediate Opening

The Bernardsville Public Library is seeking a part time Readers’ Services Assistant to join a welcoming team at the Circulation Desk. We’re looking for someone interested in going beyond the Circulation Desk basics. Our Circulation Assistants help patrons with ready reference questions, provide reader’s advisory, help with merchandising and materials display, work with our marketing campaigns, and assist with projects such as digital materials or data analysis.

Responsible for proper functioning of circulation services and designated patron services under supervision of the Readers’ Services Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB

o Performs circulation desk duties: Charges and discharges materials, issues library cards, reserves items, reviews interlibrary loan requests, responds to patron account questions, empties book drop and shelves books and other materials.
o Assists patrons in finding information and resources.
o Provides reader’s advisory services by developing knowledge of the library’s holdings, and locating and recommending books for patrons.
o Explains library policy to members of the public and to other libraries as needed.
o Understands how to use the catalog and other online resources. Provides instruction in their use to patrons, staff and volunteers.
o Assists patrons with printing and computer questions.
o Accepts reserves for library materials, handles interlibrary loan requests and notifies patrons when items are available.
o Opens and closes library as scheduled.
o Straightens books on shelves and performs general shelf-reading duties as assigned.
o Attends staff meetings and training as required.
o Works on projects as assigned by the Readers’ Services Manager or Director.
o Participates in additional assigned responsibilities that may include:

  • Lead book discussions
  • Book displays
  • Process periodicals
  • Forms creation and stocking
  • Online book reviews
  • Overdue notices and bills
  • Periodical maintenance
  • Ready reference

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
o Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public and to maintain effective working relationships with other library staff.
o Knowledge of library and clerical terminology, library procedures, use of computers and other equipment. Experience with Leap/Polaris highly desirable.
o Ability to maintain established library records and files.
o Knowledge of books — background in literature helpful.
o Strong organizational ability.
o Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret policies and procedures of the library.
o Proactive customer service orientation.

Current schedule will be two or three days a week including an evening shift, along with one or two Saturdays a month and an occasional Sunday.

We are looking for someone who is focused on customer service, and has a familiarity with computers and a knowledge of books. Experience with Polaris or Leap highly desirable. Must be physically capable of kneeling and bending to locate items. Starting salary is $15.30/hr.

Submit your resume and letter of interest to Laura Cole lcole@bernardsvillelibrary.org or Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville NJ 07924. Applicants will be considered in the order information is received. No phone calls please.