Browsing: On the Shelf

Cindy Cardona is the Tween Librarian at the South Brunswick Public Library, in South Brunswick, NJ. She spends most of her time trying to figure out how to incorporate food into her library programs, trying to make the Children’s Department a little more colorful, and fighting the good fight to convince people that audiobooks are real books too!

Cassie is a Youth Services librarian at a public library in southern New Jersey. She adores her home state and is thrilled to serve its residents through both traditional and innovative programming and collections. Her favorite dewey range is 500-699.999 and you can find her tweeting occasionally at @CassieLovesNJ.

Jessica Lee is a teacher librarian at Willard Middle School in Berkeley, California. She has also been an English teacher, a public librarian, and a waitress, but her favorite terrible-teen job was selling snacks at Six Flags Magic Mountain. She is the mom of two boys who are also students at her school, fully integrating the work-life experience.

Dana Skwirut is a Youth Services librarian at the Fanwood Memorial Library in Fanwood, NJ, and the Summit Free Public Library in Summit, NJ. She is active in the Tumblarian community and on Twitter, where her sass got her featured in School Library Journal. When she isn’t in Ice Cream story time, she is seeing the world, one tiny road trip at a time.

After fighting illiteracy as a teacher, reading coach, intervention specialist, and professional development writer (and obtaining my MLS for kicks in the process), I decided to try my hand at the pre-curricular/extracurricular opportunities for kids that the library provides.

Allison is a youth services librarian the Mission Viejo Library in Orange County, California, and she’s passionate about empowering kids and teens to develop a lifelong love of reading. Actively involved in professional activities, Allison manages YALSA’s young adult literature blog, The Hub, and reviews books and apps for School Library Journal.

Cathy Potter is a school librarian at Falmouth Elementary School in Falmouth, Maine. She serves on the Chickadee Award committee, the 2014 Sibert Medal committee, and she co-authors The Nonfiction Detectives blog.

TCBR is so happy to shine the spotlight on Cathy Potter!

Lalitha is a youth services & community college librarian living in Southern California with her husband and their two boys. She decided to start a blog, Masala Reader, which would contribute to ongoing dialogue about multicultural literature for children and young adults.

Lalitha is a strong advocate of professional development, and tries to stay active in ALA by serving on committees such as YALSA’s Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and ALA Feminist Task Force’s Amelia Bloomer Project. We are so thankful that she found some spare time to answer our On the Shelf questions. This librarian/mommy blogger has pizazz!

Mary Ann Scheuer is a librarian at Emerson School, a public elementary K-5 school in Berkeley, CA. She is also the mom of 3 kids, ages 6 – 12. As you might guess, she is an expert in book recommendations and an advocate for growing readers.