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. Since I graduated in 2016, I've worked as a teen services librarian in a branch of the public library, and as an elementary school librarian in a public school.
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 have also led a monthly storytime for adults with disabilities, and facilitated 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 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)
Some of our favorite #bookfacefriday pics!