The following individuals worked together to create, manage, and foster this independent TEDx event:


Peter Bromberg

Peter Bromberg

Peter Bromberg is the Assistant Director at the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative (SJRLC) where he provides ongoing learning opportunities to library staff in the more over 600 libraries throughout the southern seven counties of New Jersey. He enjoys speaking, writing, coaching and generally being curious about the world and elsewhere.


Susan Conlon

Susan Conlon

Susan Conlon is a librarian at the Princeton Public Library. She is responsible for programs and services for teens and young adults at the library and likes to connect people of all ages from the community with the library. Susan is also the coordinator for 2 annually occurring events, the Princeton Student Film & Video Festival and the Princeton Environmental Film Festival, which was awarded the Highsmith Library Innovation Award for a public library’s innovative and creative service to the community, by ALA/PLA in 2009. Susan has served on the New Jersey Summer Reading Club Committee for the last 2 years, and she has presented at ALA, NJLA, NYLA, and other workshops. She received her MLS from Rutgers University.


Nancy Dowd

Nancy Dowd

Nancy Dowd is Director of Marketing for the New Jersey State Library. She creates award winning public awareness campaigns positioning libraries as the place where people of all ages can discover their potential and pursue their dreams. Nancy is passionate about bringing innovative marketing ideas to librarians around the world and is the co-author of the book, Bite-Sized Marketing, Realistic Solutions for Overworked Librarians. Her latest project features elite athletes and authors as NJ Library Champions.


Janie Hermann

Janie Hermann

Janie Hermann (@janieh on twitter) is the Programming Coordinator at Princeton Public Library where she oversees approximately 1600 public programs each year. Her work at the library allows her interact with a wide variety of local groups and organizations to plan events that will both entertain and enrich the lives of those in the community and she truly loves the connections she is able to make each day as a result. Prior to taking on this role, Janie was the library’s technology training librarian for 7 years and she is still a geek at heart if not in practice.


Amy J. Kearns

Amy J. Kearns

Amy J. Kearns, MLIS (@akearns on twitter) is the Program Coordinator for the Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative (CJRLC) and the Past President of the New Jersey Library Association’s Information Technology Section. She also teaches part-time at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers. Amy has worked in the publishing industry and in public libraries, and loves sharing new technologies with others. Last year she co-authored a chapter in the recently published book Teaching Generation M: A Handbook for Librarians and Educators.


John LeMasney

John LeMasney

John LeMasney (@lemasney on twitter) is the Manager of Technology Training at Rider University. He is also a technologist, designer and consultant who lives and works in New Jersey to promote the ideas of open source, creative commons, open web, open standards, and technology as a tool set. He is a vocal advocate for the libraries of the world. He regularly presents on the topics of mobile technologies, design and open source software to library consortia and technology user groups in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and most recently, Florida. He was recently named as one of the top 50 most powerful voices in Open Source by MindTouch.com. Recent projects include a daily sketch blog using open source software at http://365sketches.wordpress.com and completing his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Rider University in 2009.


Janice Painter

Janice Painter

Janice Painter is a technology librarian and manager at Princeton Public Library in New Jersey. She builds, supports, and promotes the use of technology and new applications to engage library staff and customers in their 21st century learning and library experiences. She loves fresh, thought-provoking ideas and occasionally turning the world upside-down and inside-out.


Adnan Shamsi

Adnan Shamsi

Adnan Shamsi (@adnanshamsi on twitter) is a Financial Consultant at PEGG | Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc. providing risk advisory & asset management services. He often delivers talks on topics ranging from financial literacy to leadership. Adnan is Co-Leader of the Princeton Chapter of the Thunderbird Alumni Association; serves on the Rutgers University Alumni Association Awards & Recognition Committee; and volunteers as co-Chair of the PrincetonCares Team for the 2010 Central NJ Autism Speaks Walk. He enjoys taking the time to share simple yet meaningful ideas with others in order to drive positive change in the world around us, whether microblogging on the importance of education, advocating for special needs children or brainstorming with others in places as far away as Africa, Pakistan and the U.A.E., and as nearby as Haiti and New Brunswick.


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