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I love books and especially connecting books and readers. I’m a Youth Services Librarian at the Westerville Public Library in Ohio. The opinions expressed on this site are entirely my own, not those of my employer. I enjoy providing reader’s advisory and reference services to children, teens, tweens, their parents and caregivers, educators, and whoever else stops by the youth services desk.
In May 2012 I completed my Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Youth Services Librarianship at the University of Illinois’ Graduate School of Library and Information Science. I was thrilled to be a part of the Sharing Success program and plan to continue to find ways to connect books and their readers, to promote reading and literacy, and to connect professionals in different fields interested in these same issues.
Currently I’m serving on ALSC’s Children and Technology Committee and ALSC’s Metamorphosis Task Force, helping committees convert to virtual operation. In July 2015 I’ll begin my term of service on the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Committee, which selects an author or illustrator whose books constitute “a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.” One of the greatest professional experiences I’ve had was serving on the ALA Notable Children’s Books Committee (2002). I also served on the Great Web Sites for Kids selection committee (2006-2008). I’m a member of ALA, ALSC, OLC, Friends of the CCBC, and USBBY (enough acronyms already, huh?) I also enjoy being part of my local book club. Happy reading!