Youth services

Experience in public libraries:

  • 2016:  Prime Time Family Literacy program – Sarasota County Libraries
    • Bilingual Spanish-English 6-week session
  • 2016:  Mind in the Making Training Facilitator – Sarasota and Manatee Counties
    • Early literacy program for preschool providers and families
  • 2013-2015:  Prime Time Family Literacy Program – Manatee Public Libraries
    • Discussion Leader, 6-week sessions in different branches
  • 2013-2014: Community Conversations – Manatee Public Libraries
    • Discussion Leader, 3-week sessions in different branches
  • 2001-2010: Braden River Branch Youth Services – Manatee Public Libraries
    • Volunteer (children programs, displays, shelving.)

Experience in collection development for youth:

  • 2015-2017:  Florida Teens Read (FAME)
    • Committee Member
  • 2014:  Pura Belpré Award – ALSC/REFORMA (part of ALA Youth Media Awards)
    • Selection Committee Member
  • 2012-2014:  Beyond the Spectrum
    • Development of a school library collection, organization, and implementation of services for a small private school for children on the autism spectrum.