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Staff Directory

Administration 201.670.5600 x 120

Nancy Greene

ngreene@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Library Director

Nancy was the kid whose favorite destination was the public library where "Sophocles the Hyena" could be borrowed every visit. Her next big step was 7th grade library club and soon Nancy was working in school libraries. But she went to graduate school to pursue her love of public libraries and the readers of all ages who share their lives with us.

Lorri Steinbacher

lsteinbacher@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Assistant Director

Lorri is our Assistant Director and the purchaser of adult books and music. She is an avid reader and devours all things pop culture—literary/historical fiction, alternative music, Broadway, memoirs, and feminist fiction and essays are her particular interest. She’s seen Hedwig and the Angry Inch 12 times so far and is not even a little embarrassed. Helping people find their next favorite book is the best part of her job.

Toni Mathes

tmathes@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Business Manager

Toni graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Ramapo College. She handles the library finances along with adult concert and lecture programs.

Nancy Haab

nhaab@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Administrative Assistant

Nancy was formerly a librarian at a NYC law firm prior to joining the RPL staff in 1996 as a Reference Librarian. She enjoys travel, tennis, and knitting.

Jin Lee

jlee@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Public Relations

A former magazine editor/writer, Jin enjoys reading, rooting for Ridgewood teams and planning family vacations. She still reads a daily newspaper and is trying to instill the habit in her 3 children (failing miserably). And as testament to her loyalty and willingness to persevere against all odds: she’s a Mets fan.

Mary Graves

mgraves@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Library Assistant

Mary provides support staff to our Business Manager in Administration.

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Youth Services 201.670.5600 x 110

Ashley Loria

aloria@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Youth Services, Children's Dept. Supervisor

Ashley graduated from Ramapo College in 2013 and is currently studying Library Sciences at San Jose State University. She’ll read anything and everything, and if she’s not at the Library, you’re most likely to find her snuggled with her corgi, Lucy, with a rather impressive-size mug of coffee in hand.

Robin Ritter

rritter@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Youth Services, Dept. Manager; Outreach Team

Robin has the pleasure of reading beautiful picture books to highly engaged listeners.

Brittin Clark

bclark@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Youth Services, Library Assistant

Brittin loves working in youth services. She enjoys story times and book group but her favorite thing to do is to help someone find a new book to love. When she is not working she is studying for her MLIS or with her family.

Theresa Callaghan

tcallaghan@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Youth Services, Library Assistant

Theresa enjoys reading fiction and picture books. She enjoys spending time with her family, exercising and long walks with her dog.

Jeff Lampiasi

jlampiasi@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Library Assistant

After graduating from NYU with a B.A. in Linguistics in 2019, Jeff returned to his hometown of Ridgewood to give back to the community that raised him. When he's not catching up on an extensive backlog of sci-fi and fantasy novels, Jeff enjoys making music with friends, cooking without a recipe, and introducing people to Dungeons & Dragons. He is thrilled to be working in Youth Services where he can help to educate, entertain, and empower the next generation.

Amy McLaughlin

amclaughlin@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Youth Services, Library Assistant

Amy holds a BA in English and a MST in Early Childhood Education, both from Fordham University. After teaching first grade in Manhattan for many years, she now lives in Ridgewood with her husband, two daughters and dog. Amy's favorite authors include William Steig, Robert McCloskey, EB White, Nancy Mitford and Allison Weir.

Victoria Schnure

vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org

201-670-5600 Ext. 110

Youth Services/ ESL Library Assistant

Victoria has a background in non-profit administration and development, foreign language, and education. Her first experience with the RPL was with her oldest son in Baby & Me Storytime. Now 15 years and 3 children later she is delighted to be part of the Children's Department staff. (See also Reference/ESL)

Amy Zuckerman

azuckerman@@ridgewoodlibrary.com

201-670-5600 Ext. 110

Youth Services, Library Assistant

Amy grew up in Southern Maine and graduated with a BA from Alfred University. Upon moving to Ridgewood with her family, the RPL immediately became a favorite spot for her and her young daughters. She is thrilled to now be a part of the children's department team. When not at the library, Amy loves reading, yoga and spending time with friends and family.

Jeffrey Hofmann

jhofmann@ridgewoodlibrary.org

201-670-5600 Ext. 110

Library Assistant

Jeff is a 2019 Ramapo College alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in literature. Passionate and ambitious about library work, Jeff is honored to continue building a career at the Ridgewood Public Library where he can serve, improve and interact directly with the community. Those who know Jeff best will tell you that the library is his home away from home.

Gladys Cepeda

gcepeda@ridgewoodlibrary.org

201-670-5600 Ext. 110

Youth Services, Library Assistant

Gladys works in the kids department. She holds a BA in literature and an MA in Child Advocacy; before coming to work at the library she was a preschool teacher for 13 years. When not reading, Gladys can be found cheering on the New York Redbulls.

Hyeran Chang

hchang@ridgewoodlibrary.org

Hyeran assists in the Children's department and runs Korean Storytime. She is also assists in developing the World Language collection of children's books.

Maureen Cohn

mcohn@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Youth Services, Library Assistant

Maureen provides assistance for the youth services department.

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Young Adult  201.670.5600 x 112

Justin Kontonicolaou

jkontonicolaou@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Young Adult Librarian

Justin received her MLS from Drexel University in 2012. She is a zealous reader of young adult books, a baker at heart, and has a soft spot for puppies. You will often find her nose buried in a book or hands deep in a Pinterest project. She is eagerly awaiting her acceptance letter from Hogwarts but until then she will enjoy her time being a YA librarian.

Caitlin Cromley-Linn

caitlin.cromley-linn@ridgewood.bccls.org

201-670-5600 Ext. 111

Youth Services Library Assistant

Caitlin has a B.A. in English from Drew University. Her life-long love of reading and creative writing has led her to work in Ridgewood Library's Children's Department, because as Hermione said, "when in doubt, go to the library." She loves anything related to true crime and pop culture, which makes for interesting dinner conversations. She is a proud Hufflepuff, and when she's not writing poetry or getting lost in a book, you can find her with her husband and their dog, Ace.

Rosa Pangilinan

rpangilinan@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Library Assistant

Rosa is a Slytherin, a Martell, and a would-have-been resident of Athena’s Cabin. She received her B.A. in History and English Literature from Rutgers University and is pursuing an M.A. in Historical Studies from The New School. When she’s not buried in writing, research, good books, costume designing, graphic design projects, and occasionally disastrous cooking experiments, you can find her in the Youth Services department of RPL, talking about what she loves most: YA books.

Julia Ventura

jventura@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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Library Assistant

Julia graduated from University of New Haven in 2015. She loves drawing and is always trying a new drawing technique. She loves exploring new ideas and different activities. As an avid animal lover, her Instagram feed is full of cute animals. You can always find her reading 3 three books at once.

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