In October 2018, I was featured in a staff profile at my library. If you’re curious about what I do as a bilingual librarian, take a look at the interview originally published on the library’s website.
The week before my wedding, I came up with a display idea for the children’s room. Not just any idea – an interactive, ties in with the strategic plan, incorporates data literacy display. You know, the week when I should be prepping my carts for ordering, and cleaning my desk, and spending all my mental energy staying calm-ish?
Fortunately, my amazing supervisor and coworkers encouraged me to work on the idea when I got back.
Over 200 kids and adults have made tiny Charmanders, Squirtles, Bulbasaurs, Pokeballs, and – of course – Pikachu at the Ann Arbor District Library. The attendees used oven-bake clay to create, rather than capture, their favorite Pokemon.
Over the course of this summer, I was alternately a summer activity superhero, library information expert, and selector of library materials. Of all my activities, organizing events for the library was the most rewarding: between 10 programs, I was able to serve 340 children, teens, and adults.
I celebrated finishing my first year of library school by attending the Oregon Library Association Conference!
I shared a poster of the work I did in SI 549 “Transformative Learning and Teaching with Technology.” The poster highlights some examples of library summer reading programs that are motivating, based on what we know about games.
Knees Up Mother Brown has been a tradition at AADL for decades. We sing the first verse as written and then we improvise verses. We perform using dancing puppets called Limberjacks. When we tap on a board, the Limberjacks jump!
Summer 2012, I was an intern at the Beaverton City Library. I planned and led eight family story times in the public park.
The park hosts free lunch in the summer. Each week I set up blue tarps near the food service and, with my puppet, invited families to join me on the tarps. I included high-interest elements for many ages by including song, dance, as well as longer and shorter stories.
Families also had the opportunity to register for summer reading.