Projects, Presentations & Programs:
- More projects and programs from 2015 to present can be found at the Marysville Library Flickr.
- Tween Tuesday, an on-going program for fourth- to eighth-graders at the Marysville Library featuring STEAM activities, including Minecraft, paper circuits, LEGO Mindstorm robotics, paper roller coasters, Ozobots, and more, September 2015-present
- Member of the Sno-Isle Libraries Teen Services Roundtable, a system-wide committee that helps shape teen service, serving from January 2015 to December 2017.
- Member of Sno-Isle Libraries Idea Review Team, part of the Idea Management for Purposeful Innovation initiative. Helped shape a process to generate new ideas to transform patron services through evaluating ideas against strategic priorities, creating standardized responses and approaches to ensure all ideas are treated fairly, serving from January 2014 to February 2015.
- Get Shocked at the Library, a hands-one event exploring electrical circuitry for tweens and teens, featuring littleBits, MaKey MaKey, Snap Circuits, Aug. 13, 2015
- Robot Rally, a hands-on expo-style drop-in event, featuring Ozobots, LEGO Mindstorm, and competitive robotics teams of two area schools, Cedarcrest Middle's Timberbots and Lakewood High's Full-Metal Robotics, July 9, 2015, and July 2016
- Teen Advisory Group/Teen Volunteers, a group of teens who advise the Marysville Library evolved into a group of teen volunteers who help with projects and programs that help them build skills for work and college, May 2014-present
Washington Library Association
Children's and Young Adult Services:
- STEM programming: Presentation and panel on activities for tweens and teens featuring electronic circuits, robotics and leveraging community resources. CAYAS Winter training, November 20, 2015.
- Challenge Aerobics: A presentation and hands-on workshop for front-line library staff or people training them on how to respond when a library patron expresses concern or makes an oral complaint about the content of a book, DVD, CD or website at a library. The workshop gives front-line staff and their trainers the tools to balance intellectual freedom and respect for patrons' concerns. WLA Annual Conference 2014.
- Social Media subcommittee: Helped develop a survey and analyze responses to determine members use of social media in 2014 in order to guide WLA marketing decisions, December 2014.
- WLA Library Ambassadors Poster: I collaborated with Brooke Fisher, past chairwoman of the WLA Marketing and Communications Committee, to write the copy for this poster. We developed the slogan "Build Community, Respond to Issues, Develop Professionally" to entice WLA members to become ambassadors of the the professional association. The poster is the file on to the right.