I currently serve as Director of the Rutherford (NJ) Public Library. RPL is the largest public library in southern Bergen County and a member of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS). Here, I manage all aspects of administration, including finance, personnel, and outreach. My committee work is reflected below.
From 2015-2020, I served in the Director role at Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library, where I expanded the library's services and strengthened its footprint in the Ho-Ho-Kus community. I have worked in a variety of libraries across BCCLS in administration, youth services, adult services, and circulation.
COMMITTEE + VOLUNTEER WORK
Vice President, Executive Board: 2020-Present (BCCLS)
Member, Branding Task Force: 2021-Present (BCCLS)
Library Liaison, Rutherford (NJ) Civil Rights Commission: 2021-Present
Contributing Editor, Public Libraries Magazine: 2021-Present (PLA)
Writer, Public Libraries Online: 2013-Present (PLA)
Writer, Intellectual Freedom Blog: 2021-Present (ALA)
Chair, Library Administration, Management + Personnel Committee: 2017-21 (BCCLS)
Member, Safely Opening + Operating Task Force: 2020 (BCCLS)
Secretary, Small Libraries Section: 2019-20 (NJLA)
Member, Delivery Task Force: 2018-20 (BCCLS)
President, Small Libraries Section: 2018-19 (NJLA)
Chair, Scholarship Committee: 2018-19 (NJLA)
Vice Chair, Scholarship Committee: 2017-18 (NJLA)
Member-at-Large, Small Libraries Section: 2016-18 (NJLA)
Member, Discount Advisory Group: 2014-16 (LibraryLinkNJ)
Member, Member Communications Subcommittee: 2013-15 (NJLA)
Member, Newsletter Editorial Board: 2014-17 (NJLA)
Member, Personnel + Administration Committee: 2016 (BCCLS)
Member, Scholarship Committee: 2014-15 (BCCLS)
Member, Summer Reading Committee: 2015 (NJLA)
Member, Youth Services Committee: 2013-14 (BCCLS)
MEDIA MENTIONS + CITATIONS
Adedokun, O. O., Komolafe-Opadeji, H.O. (2021). Emerging Trends in Re-Opening Library Services and Operations: During and Post Covid-19. Inter. J. Acad. Lib. Info. Sci. 9(2): 68-78.
Cassell, Kay Ann. Public Library and Their Communities: An Introduction. Rowman & Littlefield, 2021.
The Virtual Job Hunt, American Libraries, May 3, 2021.
Health Hazards of Librarianship: Not Just Paper Cuts, Public Libraries Online, Feb. 15, 2021.
This is Gretchen Corsillo, RPL Director, This is Rutherford, Jan. 11, 2021.
Open at Limited Capacity, NJ Libraries Have Adapted to Bring Services to Your Home - Or Car, NorthJersey.com, Sept. 25, 2020.
North Jersey Libraries Want Your Coronavirus Stories, Photos to Document History of Pandemic, NorthJersey.com, Apr. 29, 2020.
State Grants Could Fulfill Some Long-Held Dreams for Librarians in North Jersey, NorthJersey.com, Feb. 18, 2020.
Promoting Digital, Library Journal, Dec. 30, 2019.
Editorial: Speed the Process for Libraries Seeking State Bond Money, NorthJersey.com, Mar. 23, 2019.
What Happened to $125 Million in Funds Slated for Libraries? NorthJersey.com, Mar. 17, 2019.
What's the Most Popular Book at Libraries in the Saddle River Valley? NorthJersey.com, Jan. 7, 2016
To view my library-related writing clips, please visit my author pages for Public Libraries Online and the Office of Intellectual Freedom. My bimonthly column The Big Idea appears in each issue of Public Libraries magazine and explores new thinking on library leadership + administration.