Congratulations to Peter Bromberg!

May 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm 37 comments

by Janie Hermann

I am thrilled to be the one to break the news that Peter Bromberg will be joining the executive team at Princeton Public Library starting August 2nd, 2010. A press release has just been sent and it is official. The entire staff at PPL is thrilled to have Peter coming on board and we look forward to seeing what new services and ideas we can implement with Pete on board!

Below is the official press release that was just distributed to media outlets:


Princeton Public Library
Sands Library Building
65 Witherspoon St.
Princeton, NJ 08542

May 14, 2010

Leslie Burger, Executive Director
609.924,8822, ext. 253

Tim Quinn, Public Information Director
609.924.8822, ext. 258


Princeton Public Library in New Jersey has announced the appointment of Peter Bromberg to the position of assistant director beginning Aug. 2, 2010. Named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2008, Bromberg is assistant director of the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative.

During the past decade, Bromberg has worked with hundreds of libraries to enrich the customer experience, implement cutting-edge technologies and social media, and develop transformative services such as Trading Spaces, Books by Mail, Teen Spaces, Qand and downloadable audio books. He has also led many continuing education and staff development programs.

Prior to joining the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative, Bromberg was the head of reference services at the Camden County Library in New Jersey. He has also held positions at Environmental Protection Agency Region II Library in New York, the Spokane District Library in Spokane, WA, where he worked as a reference and teen services librarian, and the Nordstrom department store, where he became passionate about customer service. He writes for several blogs, including Library Garden and ALALearning, and has written several articles for library publications. He speaks frequently about topics related to leadership, change, collaboration, and other library-related topics.

“We’re delighted that Pete will be joining us as we begin our second century of providing service to Princeton,” said Leslie Burger, the library’s executive director. “Pete’s expertise in managing change and his extensive knowledge of library services and technology will be invaluable assets to our community going forward.”

“The Princeton Public Library has long been a model of excellent and creative library service for the whole state,” Bromberg said. “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Leslie Burger and the talented staff of PPL, and look forward to joining the library team and providing service to the Princeton community.”

Bromberg received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in library science from Rutgers University. He lives in Haddonfield with his wife, Suzanne.

Princeton Public Library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough, NJ. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit


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  • 1. Jeff Scott  |  May 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Congratulations indeed! Wonderful job! That’s a great match for both of you. Can’t wait to see what you will do.

    • 2. Peter Bromberg  |  May 18, 2010 at 7:17 am

      Thanks Jeff, I’m thinking, “first, do no harm.” I’m going to be doing a lot of listening and learning! 🙂

  • 3. Jennifer Waller  |  May 17, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Congratulations! This is thrilling news! Princeton Public Library is going to be unstoppable!

    • 4. Peter Bromberg  |  May 18, 2010 at 7:16 am

      Thanks Jen, I appreciate your vote of confidence! 🙂

  • 5. lemasney  |  May 17, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    This is amazing news, Peter! I’m so glad one of my favorite people and one of my favorite places are coming together in such a great way. Cheers, brother.

    • 6. Peter Bromberg  |  May 18, 2010 at 7:15 am

      John, thanks for your kind words. One of the fringe benefits is I’ll be in your neighborhood and be able to see you more often!

  • 7. Lori Reed  |  May 17, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Congrats Pete! This is wonderful news!

  • 9. Sara Hansen  |  May 17, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Mazel Pete! Awesome news!

  • 11. Michael Porter  |  May 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Woo hoo! Congratulations, Peter! You rock! Engrams for everyone! 🙂

    • 12. Peter Bromberg  |  May 18, 2010 at 7:14 am

      Thanks Michael! (PS, Enneagram, not Engram–that’s a scientology thing–not that there’s anything wrong with it!)

  • 13. Stacy Schrank  |  May 18, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Congratulations Peter!! Princeton Public is luck to have your spirit and passion for libraries and library staff & customers. Enjoy the ride :o)

    • 14. Peter Bromberg  |  May 18, 2010 at 9:55 am

      Thanks Stacy! What a wild ride it is…

  • 15. David McMillan  |  May 18, 2010 at 8:53 am

    This is great news, good luck Princeton will only grow in stature and be the crown jewel of NJ public libraries.

    • 16. Peter Bromberg  |  May 18, 2010 at 3:29 pm

      Hey David, thanks for your kind words 🙂

  • 17. ahniwa  |  May 18, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Congrats, Pete! Sounds like a great move for you and the Princeton Public Library!

    • 18. Peter Bromberg  |  May 18, 2010 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks Ahniwa. Will I see you in DC this summer?

  • 19. Priscilla Ice  |  May 18, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Congratulations, Pete! This is great news for Princeton PL and another stage of a great library career. Spokane misses you!

    • 20. Peter Bromberg  |  May 18, 2010 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks Priscilla. It was so great seeing you at PLA this March. I miss Spokane too, and after seeing you I decided that the wife and I needed to make a visit out there soon. Although “soon” is looking like next summer. I’ll let you know when we’ll be in town 🙂

  • 21. James Keehbler  |  May 18, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Glad to hear that Pete is staying in NJ! And this match is obviously a great one. Congratulations Pete!

    • 22. Peter Bromberg  |  May 18, 2010 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks so much James. 🙂

  • 23. Will Manley  |  May 18, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Peter, congratulations on your appointment and congratulations to Princeton Public Library for making a great appointment.

    • 24. Peter Bromberg  |  May 19, 2010 at 6:19 am

      Thanks Will 🙂 Hope to see you down at ALA this summer.

  • 25. Ann Wilberton  |  May 19, 2010 at 2:38 pm


    Ah…this is such good news. Congratulations. Princeton is lucky, lucky to have you on board. I can’t really imagine a better fit. Good luck to you in your new position!

    • 26. Peter Bromberg  |  May 19, 2010 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks Ann 🙂 And I don’t think I can fully convey how much I appreciate your writing at Civil Civil Servant. Thank you for being such a true and authentic voice for compassion, honesty, and kindness in library service and beyond.

  • 27. Cal Shepard  |  May 20, 2010 at 9:33 am


    Good for you! Let me know once you are settled in and I will start looking for opportunities for us to work together on something!

  • 29. Kathleen Hanselmann  |  May 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm


    Congratulations! PPL is lucky to have you! I have always been impressed by your ideas and energy.


    • 30. Peter Bromberg  |  May 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks Kathleen! How’s life? Still doing any toastmasters or public speaking?

  • 31. Wilma Flanagan  |  May 21, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Congratulations, Pete! Good for you! I add to Priscilla’s thought that we miss you in Spokane. Hope we’ll see you maybe next summer.

  • 32. Marie L. Radford  |  May 21, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Wonderful news, congrats again Pete!! I agree PPL is indeed fortunate!

  • 33. Pat Carterette  |  May 23, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Way to go, Pete! Hope you’ll be able to come to a Learning Round Table board meeting or program in DC so as a group we can congratulate “one of our own”!

  • 34. Eric Schwarz  |  May 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Congratulations, Pete! I’m sure you’ll accomplish great things with the wonderful staff and community in Princeton.

  • 35. Jasmine Posey  |  May 23, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Way to go Peter. Congrats. Couldn’t happen to a better person. Princeton is a great Library.

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  • 37. Paul Signorelli  |  June 3, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Didn’t want to rush into anything here, so am just getting around to joining the bandwagon by congratulating you and the library on a match well made. Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful things that are sure to come out of this.

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