Professional Development

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

  • 2018-2019 ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings Committee Member

Ohio Library Council, 2016 – present

  • Member, Children’s Services Division and Young Adult Services Division

YALSA, 2016 – present