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September 2021

Program Name: Leveling Up–Library School Open Discussion

Date: 09/02/2021

Time: 2:00 PM

Presenter: Grace Mandato, Vince Limbo, Mary Cole, Heather Kristian

Bio: Grace Mandato, Youth Services Librarian at Mercer County Library System’s Hickory Corner Branch:  alumni of the University of Maryland–College Park

Vince Limbo, Library Assistant at SCLSNJ’s Somerville Branch; student at Clarion University

Mary Cole, Adult Services Librarian at SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Branch; alumni of the University of Alabama

Heather Kristian, Youth Services Librarian at Pennsauken Free Public Library; alumni of Kent State University

Program Description: Have you considered obtaining a MLIS degree? Join us to ask a panel of current students and alumni, who all worked in libraries before going to graduate school. Hear their perspectives, reflections, and ask anything you’re curious about that relates to the library field.

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Meeting ID: 854 7720 3285

Passcode: njala

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Program Name: Aerospace STEM Kits

Date: 9/16/21
Time: 2 pm

Presenter: Lt Col Michael Castania Civil Air Patrol

Bio: Lt Col Castania has volunteered with Civil Air Patrol since 1996, holding a variety of command positions and duty assignments. To learn more about Civil Air Patrol Aerospace STEM program, visit 

Lt Col Castania is a retired teacher from Wayne Hills High School in Wayne, NJ. He has gotten honored with many distinguished awards for his teaching and volunteerism. Lt Col Castania is affiliated with nearly a dozen Aerospace affiliations in New Jersey. He enjoys engaging in speaking activities to promote STEM programs and community Aerospace education.

Program Description: Need new ideas of how to incorporate STEM into your library programming? Want to reach a larger age group through STEM activities? Get an overview of becoming an Aerospace Educator by Michael Castania, Lt Col for Civil Air Patrol.

Zoom Details: Meeting ID: 850 5432 4192 Passcode: njala

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