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Library Media

The mission of Nutley Public Schools’ Library Media Department is to create and sustain an innovative, challenging, and inviting learning environment that will empower students as active learners and productive citizens.  In this environment, students can read for knowledge acquisition and enjoyment, as well as learn and utilize information literacy, technology tools/resources, and 21st-century skills for educational, personal, and recreational purposes.

Our Library Media Specialists recognize the importance for students to acquire 21st-century skills, including critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration.  These skills are embedded in the curriculum as students engage in interdisciplinary literacy and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities that are hands-on, meaningful, and authentic to real-life contexts beyond the library.    


Staff Contact Information

Instructional Technology:

Dr. Jessica Shoja, Coordinator of Integrated Instructional Technology


Library Media Specialists:

Mrs. Janine Sarno, Lincoln School

Mrs. Erin Battaglia, Radcliffe School and Spring Garden School

Mrs. Susan Bresnan, Washington School

Mrs. Johanna Hungler, Yantacaw School


The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.