Library Staff
The Librarians of the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library

Sheila Mikkelson
Library Director
(856) 589-3334 extension 211

  • BA in English from Rowan University
  • MSLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania


Sheila has worked at the library since 2014. She began her library career in North Carolina, serving teenagers from 1995-1999. Next she was a teen department manager from 1999-2001 in Indiana. From 2001 through 2014, she worked as a library director in Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania. A New Jersey native, she is thrilled to be settled back in her home state with her daughter and husband, whom she met while attending a work meeting at the state library in Delaware.

Debra Rosner
Reference Librarian Supervisor
(856) 589-3334 extension 226

  • BA in History from Clark University
  • MS in Library and Information Science from Drexel University


Debra has worked at the library since 2003. She enjoys connecting the public with the information that they are seeking, teaching them new skills, providing book recommendations, and interacting with them during library programs. She values the relationships that she has with our patrons and enjoys seeing them when they stop by the Reference Desk. She does not have a favorite book, but when pressed she would offer up A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Laurie Porsia
Circulation Supervisor
(856) 589-3334 extension 201

  • BA in Art History from Temple University
  • MSLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania


Laurie has worked at the library since 2016. Her professional experience includes service as Learning Resources Center Manager for Stayer University’s Philadelphia campus and Associate Art Librarian for the Honickman Library at The Barnes Foundation. Laurie has been working towards improving circulation services and patron access to resources.

Sara Figueroa
Youth Services Supervisor
(856) 589-3334 extension 216

  • BA in English from Eastern University
  • MS in Library and Information Science from Drexel University


Sara has worked at the library since 2022. Before joining the library, she worked in several libraries in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She has served as a school librarian, academic librarian and a branch manager, but her most favorite job is working with children. She loves to create nontraditional library programming and making the library a destination for families to hang out. Sara enjoys making noise in the library, reading romance novels and talking about her cats.

Sergio Ragno
Systems Librarian
(856) 589-3334 extension 225

  • BA in History from Gettysburg College
  • MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh


Sergio has worked at the library since 2012. He created the library website and maintains all library technology. Sergio has also utilized his experienced hobby as a cartoonist to provide a number of art programs. He also serves as the co-administrator of the Integrated Library System for the LOGIN consortium.

Jennifer Mentzer
Reference Librarian
(856) 589-3334 extension 204

  • BA in Business & Technology from Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • MS in Library and Information Science from Drexel University


Jenn has worked at the library since 2019. Public librarianship is her second career. She worked as an Assistant Manager at Walmart for ten years before earning her graduate degree. Jenn loves animals, kayaking, and running. She is a huge fan of mystery books, especially cozy mysteries.

Stephanie Middleton
Children’s Librarian
(856) 589-3334 extension 221

  • BA in English from The College of New Jersey
  • MS in Library and Information Science from Drexel University


Stephanie has worked at the library since 2022. She began her career as a Youth Services Librarian in 2003 and has worked in libraries in New Jersey and Texas, assisting children, teens, and their grownups for over two decades. She truly cannot believe that her first storytime kids now possibly have kids of their own! She loves being surrounded by books, gobbling up interesting yet somewhat useless knowledge, creating not-so-great art, listening to and making music, laughing at everything and nothing with her daughters, and snuggling with Opie, her handsome orange tabby cat.

Heather Deitch
PT Reference Librarian
 

  • BS in Elementary Education from Millersville University
  • MS in Library and Information Science from Rowan University


Heather has worked at the library since 2008. She is a full-time Media Specialist in a neighboring school district. When not working, Heather enjoys reading, sewing, gardening and spending time with family and her four cats, Mr. Booboo, Pebbles, Tigger and Ethel.

Barbara Pilling
PT Teen Librarian
(856) 589-3334 extension 224

  • BA in English and French from Elmira College
  • MA in English Literature from Rutgers University
  • MA in School and Public Librarianship from Rowan University


Barb has worked at the library since 2018. After many years in public education as a high school English teacher, school librarian, and advisor/coach for numerous activities, Barb retired and turned to the public library for fun! She has an extensive personal library and an expanding train collection. When not working in the library for teens and tweens, she dabbles in real estate, renovations, and making stained glass.

SaraBeth Coyle
PT Reference Librarian
 

  • BA in English Literature from La Salle University
  • MILS from Rutgers University


SaraBeth has worked at the library since 2021. She has worked in museum and academic libraries, but working in public libraries is her favorite.

Scroll to Top