As a girl who pretended to be afraid of the dark so I could use my night light to read past my bedtime, working at a library sounded like the best job in the world. My youthful passion for books has only continued to grow, alongside a desire to create a love of learning in children and teenagers. I achieve this goal every day through my work as a Youth Librarian at Westerville Public Library.
As a librarian, I create programs for all ages, but I particularly enjoy presenting technology and maker programs for tweens. I work to expand my library’s technology programs and resources by introducing media mentor concepts into daily library practices including reader’s advisory, reference services, and programming.
Outside of the library, I am a member of ALA, ALSC, YALSA, and OLC. Currently, I am serving on the ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings Committee. I hope to become further involved with many of these professional organizations in the future.