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 presenting storytimes for ages 0-2, technology programs for tweens, and book talks to all ages 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 a member of ALA, ALSC, YALSA, PLA, and the Ohio Library Council (OLC). Currently, I am the chair of the 2020 ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings Committee and a member of the OLC Children’s Services Division Action Council.