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 children’s librarian, I create programs and educational resources for ages 0-18. I particularly enjoy promoting diverse voices through readers advisory and programming, presenting storytimes for all ages, leading technology programs for school age kids, and sharing book talks with all ages both virtually and in local classrooms. In addition to programming, I train fellow librarians on media mentor concepts, create reader’s advisory resources, and work collaboratively across library departments to create large-scale programs like the Wizards & Wands Festival.
Outside of the library, I am an active member of ALSC and the Ohio Library Council (OLC). Currently, I am a member of the ALSC Research Agenda Taskforce, the ALSC Education Committee and the OLC Children’s Services Division Action Council, and I just completed a year as chair of the 2020 ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings Committee.
My pronouns are she/her/hers.
Follow my adventures at my blog, Book Cart Queens.