I am constantly exploring new ways to continue my education and expand my professional skills.
Professional Development & Continuing Education
ALSC Mentoring Program, Class of 2016 (Mentee): As a mentee in the ALSC mentor program, I meet virtually with my mentor, Megan Egbert once a month. We set specific program goals that involved reviewing the responsibilities of each ALSC committee, interviewing various youth librarians about their jobs, and creating a shared list of resources for continued education.
Ohio Digital Media Training by the State Library of Ohio, November 2016: I attended an all-day Media Mentorship training sponsored by the State Library of Ohio at Worthington Libraries in November 2016. Throughout 2017, I will be training my fellow youth librarians on the concepts I learned and implementing media mentor techniques throughout my department through programming and reference services.
Memberships & Committee Work
American Library Association, 2015 – present
Association for Library Services to Children, 2016 – present
- 2017-2018 ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings Committee
Ohio Library Council, 2016 – present
- Member, Children’s Services and Young Adult Services
YALSA, 2016 – present