Projects, Presentations & Programs:
- More projects and programs from 2015 to present can be found at the Marysville Library Flickr.
- Teen Poetry Slam, an annual partnership with Marysville Getchell High School's Writing for Publication Club with participation from teens at several high schools in north Snohomish County, April 2018, April 2019. (2020 was canceled because of pandemic.)
- Dia de los Makers: annual program celebrating the hand crafts for creating an ofrenda. Led volunteers and another staff member in planning, preparing and producing this annual program. October 2018 and 2019.
- Sno-Isle Libraries Student Success Team member, a system-wide committee that helps shape service to students, serving from January 2019 to present. As chair of printed materials subgroup, I led a team of three to updated and develop brochures to market SIL's databases for students. The work then led to updating the webpages for Teens Homework Help, Life Beyond High School, and Kids Homework Help. Life Beyond High School page underwent drastic upgrades to improve user experience and focus databases on teen and parents' needs. I'm currently on STEAM subgroup of the Student Success Team.
- Harry Potter Puzzler and Diagon Alley Drop-In: Lead teen volunteers and another library staff members in development of an escape room and a drop in program. December 2018.
- Tween Tuesday, an weekly STEAM program for fourth- to sixth-graders at the Marysville Library featuring: Minecraft, paper circuits, Mindstorm robotics, paper roller coasters, Ozobots, and more, September 2015-April 2019
- 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.