Occupation: Principal Librarian, Collections

Employer: The Ocean County Library


Bugs in the Coke Machine (wiki)

DogEar (blog)

College: Pennsylvania State University (B.A. in English Literature)

Graduate School: Syracuse University (Masters, Library and Information Science)

Professional Associations: ALA and NJLA: Children Services Section, YA Section & Garden State Teen Book Award reader, Emerging Leader (2010-11)

Committee Work: NJ State Library’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Future (2007-2008)

DISCLAIMERS: This blog was created out of a need to track my reading and to act as my constant companion during readers’ advisory. I share it with the world. Please, refrain from disparaging comments; They will be deleted.

The views expressed on this blog are my own. They do not represent the views of my employer.

Age levels are recommendations only. I base my recommendation on content, reading level, etc. They are merely guidelines and not hard and fast rules.

Happy reading!


16 thoughts on “Profile

  1. If I were an artist, I would be on that! But right now, I don’t know of a manga for Twilight. The closest thing is the manga style covers on the Japanese versions of the book.

  2. Dear Nicki,

    I’m writing a paper about barriers of participation to web 2.0 among librarians. I’m using as an example and I found you there. I’m wondering if you’d share your thoughts on the matter with me or alternatively have already written about it/given talks on the subject and would like to share it with me?

    My questions would be

    1) What are the reasons librarians give for not wanting to use/participate in web 2.0?
    2) What could be done to overcome these barriers? (What have you done, if you have had colleagues like that?)

    Thanks in advance,

  3. Nicki,

    Can you order the The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century by George Friedman for me. I’ll give you a my card number. Thanks sis.


  4. Thanks for taking the time to review my Melonhead. It made my week.
    I love your blog.
    Happy reading and writing,

  5. Dear Nicki,
    We would like to send you a review copy of the latest book in our Planet of the Dogs series: Snow Valley Heroes, A Christmas Tale , is an illustrated first chapter fantasy-adventure book for children 6-12 and dog lovers of all ages.

    For sample chapters and more information on our books, please visit

    For information on the concepts behind our books and our involvement in therapy dog reading programs, please visit

    Please email us a postal address at and we will be very pleased to send you the book.
    Best wishes,
    Robert McCarty Barking Planet Productions

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