I created this blog for my Fall 2014 class LS5603 Literature for Children and Young Adults, as a graduate student in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University. My concentration was library services for children and young adults.
I graduated in August 2016 - whoohoo! I've worked as a teen services librarian in a branch of the Memphis Public Library and Information Center. I loved hosting unique and engaging programs for teens, as well as creating passive programs to keep them amused independently.
I've previously volunteered and worked in the SRVS learning center for adults with disabilities. While I was there, I started a program called We Are Storytellers, where individuals drew pictures and told me a story to create their own books. I currently facilitate a weekly book club for people with disabilities. I want to use my passion for disabilities, along with my MLS degree and dedication to reading, to specialize library services for children and teens with disabilities.
I am currently working at SRVS Kids and Families, an organization that provides Early Intervention services to kids with disabilities. You better believe I'm sharing my booklove and literacy knowledge every chance I get! This organization is truly my home, and it's a supportive community with the common goal of providing services and equality for people with disabilities.
I have a three-year-old son who already loves books as much as I do! We read two every night, and he always asks for one more! When I'm not reading, you can exploring creativity or playing around elsewhere on the internet.
My memberships include:
- American Library Association (ALA)
- Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
- Association for Library Service for Children (ALSC)
- Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)
- Tennessee Library Association (TLA)
- Texas Woman University's Graduate Library and Information Science Association (GLISA), where I worked as the Web Administrator
Some of our favorite #bookfacefriday pics!