I started out in libraries 32 years ago as a library assistant in a children’s department. It was supposed to be an “in-between- teaching- jobs kind of thing, but I fell in love with libraries the first day….

Barb Schuit

Asst. Director

All through college in Canada, I worked in the college library, then later in life I worked in the Children’s department of a public library for a few years.  Now I have the dream job…


Michelle Ferreira

Bilingual Library Associate

Hi my name is Michelle. I’ve been a Bilingual Library Associate at JPL for three years and I love every minute of it. My first experience at a library was when I came to this country from Colombia at age 10…


Mari Zigas

Head of Children's

My bio is coming soon!


Debbie Bock

Head of Reference

Hi, I’m Debbie, the head of Reference here at JPL. I grew up in Bergen County and have a BA in History from Gettysburg College and Masters of Science in Library Science from…

Keri Adams

Young Adult Librarian

I’m Keri Adams and I’ve been the Young Adult Librarian at JPL for the past seven years. I run our popular “Teen Tuesday” program during the school year and offer…

Cathy Folk-Pushee

Adult Services Librarian

Hi, I’m Cathy Folk-Pushee and I’m an Adult Services Librarian. What does that mean? It means that I organize, run, and, sometimes, speak at programs with adult information needs in mind…

I am new to public libraries. I began my career as an archivist, cataloging objects for a small museum. My favorite part of being a librarian is interacting with people at the Reference Desk.


Dawn Mei

Library Assistant

Hi, I’m Dawn! Believe it or not, I’ve been here with JPL for 27 years now. I work in the Periodicals department, which means I work with newspapers, magazines, and lots of microfilm…


Peter Lohrmann


My bio is coming soon!


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