*** Update! Hey all - thanks for our many viewers and followers. We wanted to let you know that we are not currently blogging anymore. Kristin is home with her beautiful boys, Kristie is still a children's librarian but busy with her children as well, and Sue is now a Head Librarian and taking care of business in her community. We leave the blog as its own library for ideas for future librarians and hope someday we can be back blogging.
Hello and THANKS for dropping by!
We are a super team of youth services librarians located in Ohio. We love what we do and love being part of an amazing team. We want to share our passion and ideas with all youth services librarians.
Please note - while we work together in the same library system, this blog is completely independent of our jobs. Any opinions stated in no way reflect the opinions of our employer, and no work time whatsoever is dedicated to the maintenance of this site.
Miss Kristen dazzles our babies and mommy patrons with her sweet soothing voice and guitar. She has a degree in middle childhood education and taught briefly before becoming a youth services librarian. Kristen has been in this field for over five years and just finished her MLIS degree from Kent State University in December of 2013. When she isn't rocking out at the library with her fabulous team, she's home with her husband and rambunctious toddler.
Miss Kristie keeps the toddlers hoppin' and jivin' in
her toddler story times. She has over 6 years of public library
experience with 5 of those focusing on youth services. She is the
newest member of the village, joining shortly after receiving her MLIS
in August of 2012. Miss Kristie has a fine art background and a love
for creativity. Miss Kristie lives with her husband and six kids.
Miss Sue energizes the preschoolers with her raucous story times. Sue's first real library job started in 2011, but came into this new career with many years of experience working in elementary and preschools (in Japan, Hawaii, and Belgium), teaching English to Japanese children, and has even been a stage performer for 15 years. Miss Sue adds to that a professional background in computer information systems, and graduated with her MLIS in 2014. Sue has been a Head Librarian since 2014 but is still a strong advocate for youth and libraries. But, she misses her team terribly! Sue lives with her husband, two teenagers, and two pooches. (Follow Miss Sue on Twitter too! @Suelibchick)
As any youth librarian can attest, we all work with all groups in our programming, but we wanted to share our ideas and insights into our Library Village. Please feel free to comment if you have an idea on how to improve our site!