The library held a business appreciation night last night. Attendees included Lori Cicali of Allstate Insurance, Jennifer Critelli and Diane Wilverding of Berkeley Heights Nursing and Rehab, Jim DiMaio of Derco Office Solutions, Marcella Gencarelli of Hilltop Community Bank, Etya Novik of Respira Salt Wellness Center, Julianne Simmons of Investors Bank, Mike Shapiro of the Alternative Press, and Midge Vicendese of Berkeley Hardware. Stephanie Bakos, the library director, presented Pam Steiner of the Rotary Club a certificate of appreciation. The Rotary Club raised funds for the library's new meeting room carpet with one of its Pancake Breakfasts. Also present were members of the library's board of trustees, Sheila Buthe, Hope Danzis, Karin Miller and Naomi Rizzuti.
Head of reference Anne deFuria presented resources of interest to businesses. One example is ReferenceUSA, whose business directory and database of new homeowners/movers can help businesses find new customers. Her slideshow can be viewed here.
Reference librarian Ellen Zander demonstrated downloading library ebooks to a Kindle, and how the library app lets you search databases such as Business Source Premier using a phone or tablet.