Michele Stricker has worked at the New Jersey State Library for over ten years. As Deputy State Librarian for Lifelong Learning, she directs a team of library consultants. Prior to working at the New Jersey State Library, she was the Director of the Library Company of Burlington for 13 years. Michele was commended for her work with the State Library in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, stewarding the Ports in a Storm Summit. She serves as the chair of the New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response.