Hi, I'm Allison, and I'd like to share How I Feel About Books!

     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 am currently working as a teen services librarian in a branch of the Memphis Public Library and Information Center - aka DREAM JOB! I love 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 a 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 have a two-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 might find me recording podcasts, making booktube videos, and writing articles for YALSAblog, which I also manage. You can find me 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!

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