Projects, Presentations & Programs:
- 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
- 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, an ongoing meeting of teens who advise the Marysville Library, May 2014- present
- Pizza & Books, taking over an existing program at the Marysville Library, November 2013-May 2014
- Are you digitally hip or do you want to be? introduction to Sno-Isle Libraries downloadable and other electronic offerings at the TECHcitement kick-off of the Marysville Library Creative Commons, Nov. 2, 2013
- Book-a-Librarian, one-on-one technology tutoring and coaching with individual library patrons, September 2012 to present
- Downloading eBooks for Kindle 60-minute regular sessions, including gathering, modifying and/or preparing handouts and class outlines and presenting four programs from December 2012 to May 2013
- Teen Writers, filling in for the vacationing teen librarian for the first meeting of a new program for teens who are interested in fiction writing, Sno-Isle Libraries Stanwood, WA, branch, Sept. 28, 2012
- Polaris: Learn To Use The Library’s Online Catalog, an hour-long presentation/Q&A session to help library users learn about changes to the online catalog after an upgrade at Sno-Isle Libraries Stanwood, WA, branch, Sept. 24, 2012
- Downloading eBooks, one of three people coaching library users on downloading eBooks from Overdrive working with iPad and Kindle users at the Sno-Isle Libraries Stanwood, WA, branch, Dec. 27, 2011
- Book Talk, Volunteer Appreciation dinner, Ben Mikaelsen’s Tree Girl, a teen novel about one girl’s experience during the Guatemalan Civil War, Sno-Isle Libraries Stanwood branch, WA, June 3, 2011,
- Introduction to Polaris, Sno-Isle Libraries new public access catalog, an hour-long presentation and Q&A session to help library users feel more comfortable with the new integrated library system at the Sno-Isle Libraries Stanwood, WA, branch, May 2, 2011
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.