TEEN SERVICES 101
Teen Services 101, published by the American Library Association, provides useful information that will help staff put together a basic teen services program with minimal time and hassle. Let’s face it, teens are sometimes overlooked by libraries when it comes to services and programs. However, there are over 42 million teens in the US, which makes them a sizable and important demographic to serve. Many of today’s teens are struggling. More are living in poverty than before and nearly 7,000 teens drop out of high school per day. By setting aside some time to increase your library’s focus on teens, you will be providing a vital service and positioning your library as an indispensable part of the community. The resources and information in my book can help you achieve success with your teens.
FACES OF GLOBAL EDUCATION
Faces of Global Education details my experiences with Worldview, a public service program at UNC-Chapel Hill, which allows educators to expand their horizons as they experience the culture, educational systems, students, and history of a country. My experience with Worldview was an exciting opportunity to examine Germany as we explored the country’s schools and historical sights. As a middle school librarian, I found my goal to reaffirm the global influence of education inspired by this enlightening experience.
TEN FIERCELY FABULOUS FEMALE HEROINES
Ten Fiercely Fabulous Female Heroines is my list on the Nerdy Book Club blog that chronicles a list of wonderful books that will inspire middle grade preteen readers. The female heroines in these books represent a collection of independent and strong-willed characters that demonstrate resilience and persistence that we want our students to emulate.
I Read 52 books in 52 weeks and why Libraries Matter
In wrote for the Nerdy Book Club blog here about my experiences on the Printz Award 2018 committee. This is my post about why libraries are essential for the U.S. communities to provide education, equitable access to digital resources.