Allan M. Kleiman

Allan M. Kleiman
Library and Media Trustee

Allan has a long history of volunteer work with LGBTIQ Organizations.  He was a long-time volunteer for SAGE:  Advocating for LGBT Seniors when he lived in New York City.  He has been an active member of the GLBT Roundtable of the American Library Association and the LGBT Roundtable of the New Jersey Library Association.  He has made presentations on how libraries can better serve the LGBTIQ community at library conferences and especially how libraries can better serve the elderly and often hidden LGBT populations.

Allan M. Kleiman has been a member of The Pride Center of New Jersey since 2015 and joined the Board of Trustees in 2017 as Library/Media Trustee.  He has his BA in History from Brooklyn College, an MLS from St. John’s University and advance coursework in librarianship and gerontology from Columbia University.

Allan has a long history of volunteer work with LGBTIQ Organizations.  He was a long-time volunteer for SAGE:  Advocating for LGBT Seniors when he lived in New York City.  He has been an active member of the GLBT Roundtable of the American Library Association and the LGBT Roundtable of the New Jersey Library Association.  He has made presentations on how libraries can better serve the LGBTIQ community at library conferences and especially how libraries can better serve the elderly and often hidden LGBT populations.

He first became active as a member of the Library Committee in 2015 and then was named Chair by the Board of Trustees in 2016.  In addition, he took over the Men’s Movie Night program in 2016 and helped kick-start a new group,  the “Kinky Men.”

Currently, Allan is the Director of the Montville Township Public Library. There he manages the library’s 1.7 million dollar budget to provide materials, programming and civic engagement for the greater Montville community.

Allan’s passion is his devotion to our ever-growing library of resources and the hope that we will reach out to the diverse communities of New Jersey to make the Pride Center more inclusive.