Meet The Adult Staff

Meet Our Staff

Tierney Miller

Title: Reference & Adult Services Supervisor
Education: Bachelor of Arts in English from The College of New Jersey; Masters in Library Science from Indiana University, Bloomington
You may have seen me at: Feminist Book Club, Coffee & Conversation, teaching computer classes, and various adult workshops and events. During my time at CHPL, I’ve worked in Reference, Circulation, and Youth Services. These days, you’ll usually find me at the Reference Desk or in the Reference Office, managing a fantastically active and engaged Adult Services Department.  
Ask me about: genealogy, resources for small business, Game of Thrones, time travel, literary fiction, dysfunctional-family memoirs, 80s pop culture, hoopla and OverDrive

Deena Caswell

Title: Outreach and Diversity Supervisor
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Government from Smith College and Masters in Library and Information Science from Drexel University
Most Likely To: make a book display with a terrible pun
You may have seen me at: Harvest Fest, Earth Fest, National Night Out, anywhere where I can sit at a table with the CHPL tablecloth
Ask me about: LGBTQ books and resources, Little Free Libraries, graphic novels (especially with female authors), professional wrestling.
Congrats! Deena was the recipient of the 2016 New Jersey Library Association’s Rising Star Award for her innovative and creative work.

T.J. Lamanna

Title: Emerging Technologies Librarian
Education: Masters in Library and Information Science from Drexel University
You may have seen me at: In the Computer Lab and Reference desk
Ask me about: Sci-fi/Fantasy Titles, Computer Science, and Computer Classes

 

Claire Schmieder

Title: Adult Services Librarian
Education:  Bachelor of Arts in History from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg Virginia; Master of Arts in Public History from Rutgers University—Camden; Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University—New Brunswick
You may have seen me at: the Reference Desk and Adult Summer Reading sign ups
Ask me about: history research, literary fiction, true crime, music, console video gaming, CHPL’s Seed Library, and Adult Summer Reading

Elby Wang

Title: Reference & Outreach Librarian
Education: Master of Arts in Education from University of Kansas and Masters in Science from Clarion University
You may have seen me at: various cultural events, Coffee & Conversation, computer class, and more
Ask me about: Mysteries, Foreign Language collections, and ESL classes
Congrats! Elby was the recipient of the 2018 New Jersey Library Association’s Rising Star Award for her innovative and creative work.

Amanda Zuccarelli

Title: Reference Librarian
Education: Bachelor of Arts in English from Rowan University and Masters in Library and Information Science from Clarion University
You may have seen me at: CHPL Book Club, Comic Con, The Bizarre Case of Lizzie Borden
Ask me about: Adult Fiction, Books for Book Clubs, Audio Books, Graphic Novels, YA Fiction for Adults, Hoopla and Overdrive

 

Jasmine Riel

Title: Reference & Adult Services Librarian
Education:  Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Westminster Choir College; Master of Library and Information Science (School Library Media Specialization) from Rutgers University.
You may have seen me at: the Reference and Youth Services desks, school visits, and Jazzy Melodies performances.
Ask me about: Romance fiction, Young Adult literature, music programs, Instagram, and Hoopla.

Charles A. Crudele

Title: Reference Librarian (Part Time)
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from LaSalle College; MA in School and Public Librarianship from Glassboro State; MS in Information Science from Drexel University; JD from Quinnipiac College School of Law.
Ask me about: General reference questions, readers advisory. Also, while not giving legal advice, I may be able to assist with legal research using library and internet resources.

Ann Kennedy

Title: Reference Librarian (Part Time)
Education:Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas; Masters of Science in Library Science from Drexel University; Masters of Science in Arts Administration from Drexel University
Ask me about: General reference questions, art, architecture and design

 

Kim Laskey

Title: Reference Librarian
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Virginia; JD from George Washington University; Masters in Library Science from Rutgers University.  
Ask me about: Documentaries, Memoirs and Geography/Travel
You may have seen me at:  Youth Services, Sharp Elementary School, going to theatre, strolling through Philadelphia, and more

 

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