As a youth services librarian in the mighty Midwest. I do library programming for babies, children and teenagers. Youth services is my specialty; however, I work with a diverse population including the elderly, immigrants, mothers, professional workers, college students, transient adults... anybody and everybody who finds their way to the public library.
I love my job! Working with the public is stressful but I know that I, and the library, make a difference in people's lives. For some, that difference is substantial. I wish it was so for more people but resources aren't what they used to be.
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What I Read and Some Favorites
Favorite genres include: fantasy, American history and occasionally short stories and poetry. I often read children and young adult literature for both my personal enjoyment and professional development.
Some of my favorite adult authors are Sherman Alexie, Tobias Wolff, Cormac McCarthy, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, John Steinbeck and Amy Tan.
Favorite children's/ YA authors include: Garth Nix, Richard Peck, James Dashner, Suzanne Collins, David Lubar, Deborah Ellis...where to stop?
For contact information see my Contact Page.