Mary Grace Whealan

Mary Grace Whealan

Work History

Work History
May 2006 - Present

Program Officer

New Jersey Council for the Humanities

Served as event coordinator and project director for two major statewide Council programs.  

  • Key Ingredients: America By Food - State level coordinator for New Jersey tour of a traveling Smithsonian exhibit, which visited six host sites throughout New New Jersey in 2008 and 2009 (
  • Teacher Institute: Worked with seminar faculty and staff, campus event services and teachers to develop and promote weeklong residential professional development seminars for 100-125 New Jersey teachers and school librarians
  • Developed and disseminated publicity to build awareness about Council projects and increase program attendance.  
  • Raised funds to enable creation of a website and and print publicity for Key Ingredients
  • Designed web and print publicity to market the New Jersey Key Ingredients tour
  • Created the New Jersey logo for the Key Ingredients exhibit
  • Conducted outreach to increase teacher interest and participation in professional development seminars
Sep 2009 - Dec 2010

International Exchange Assistant

Rutgers University, School of Communication and Information, LIS Department

Assisted head of the Library and Information Science (LIS) Department plan for groups of German professors and graduate students visiting Rutgers and the New Jersey area

  • Researched accommodations, transportation, and potential social activities in the New Brunswick and New York areas
  • Scheduled meetings and tours with Rutgers University faculty and with medical, private, and public libraries in the area
Jun 2005 - Aug 2005

Intern, Archives Department

The Newark Museum

Participated in the summer internship program, learning about museum studies and archiving procedures.

  • Arranged and assessed Museum files to be archived and stored; organized old archived files into one composite collection
  • Composed collection finding aids after classifying and cataloging materials to be archived
  • Became familiarized with the setup and importance of museums and their departments through presentations by New Museum department staff and visits to surrounding local museum and gallery spaces


Aug 2009 - Dec 2010

Masters Degree

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick

Relevant Coursework

  • Grant Writing - Summer 2010
  • Knowledge Management - Spring 2010
  • International Librarianship - Summer 2009
Aug 2002 - May 2006

Bachelor of Arts

The College of New Jersey
Jan 2006 - Mar 2006

Collegium Palatinum - Heidelberg
1998 - 2002

Mount Saint Dominic Academy



Adobe Flash

Web Design and CSS

Learned basic skills in Information Technology course as part of Masters program for Library Science.   In Fall 2010, will take Multimedia Production, which includes web design with Flash.

Conversational German

Professional Development and Association Memberships

Professional Associations and Honor Society Memberships

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (International Honor Society)
  • Golden Key (International Honor Society)
  • Phi Alpha Theta (International History Honor Society)
  • Kappa Delta Pi (International Education Honor Society)
  • New Jersey Young Professionals Organization

Conference Attendance and Presentations

  • International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) - 2009 Conference Attendee
  • National Council on Public History (NCPH) - 2009 Conference Panel Presenter and AttendeeSession: "Working with Museums in Small Towns" 
  • The Federation of Humanities Councils Conference - Attendee 2006-2008




Multicultural Programming


Web Design (recreationally)