Here you’ll find examples of my professional work and personal projects. Links are listed from most recent (top) to oldest (bottom).

 

Professional Work

Show Off: Books to Make You LOL – A book display of young adult novels of humor at the James M. Duncan Branch Library of the Alexandria Public Library in Alexandria, Virginia.

Show Off: Books with Bite – A book display of young adult horror and paranormal romance novels featuring vampires, werewolves, zombies, and other monsters at the James M. Duncan Branch Library of the Alexandria Public Library in Alexandria, Virginia.

Show Off: Crisis Contacts – A door/bulletin board display of local and national resources to address various crises with the intent of providing the maximum amount of possible anonymity at the James M. Duncan Branch Library of the Alexandria Public Library in Alexandria, Virginia.

Show Off: Don’t Worry, Be Happy – A door/bulletin board display of lighthearted reads in anticipation of summer in a fun and festive design at the James M. Duncan Branch Library of the Alexandria Public Library in Alexandria, Virginia.

Show Off: April Showers Bring Superpowers – A door/bulletin board display of superhero-related materials in the library at the James. M. Duncan Branch Library of the Alexandria Public Library in Alexandria, Virginia.

Show Off: If You Loved Thirteen Reasons Why – A book display of books similar to Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why in honor of the debut of the Netflix series based on the book at the James M. Duncan Branch of the Alexandria Public Library in Alexandria, Virginia.

Show Off: Love at First Line – A door/bulletin board display of the first lines of young adult books hiding the titles at the James M. Duncan Branch Library of the Alexandria Public Library in Alexandria, Virginia.

Show Off: Historical Fiction – A book display of young adult fiction which takes place in the past at the James M. Duncan Branch Library of the Alexandria Public Library in Alexandria, Virginia.

Show Off: Retellings – A book display of young adult fiction which retells a fairy tale, literary classic, or myth at the James M. Duncan Branch Library of the Alexandria Public Library in Alexandria, Virginia.

Show Off: Fall Is All Around – A door/bulletin board display of young adult books with the word fall in the title and a collection of popular authors and their social media handles with a passive programming opportunity for patrons to add their own social media handles at the James M. Duncan Branch Library of the Alexandria Public Library in Alexandria, Virginia.

Show Off: Banned Books Week – A book display of young adult fiction which has been challenged or banned for Banned Books Week 2016 at the James M. Duncan Branch Library of the Alexandria Public Library in Alexandria, Virginia.

Show Off: Audiobooks – A book display of audiobooks for all ages at the Cherrydale Branch Library of the Arlington Public Library in Arlington, Virginia.

 

Featured

“Floating Collections” – Brodart’s Librarian to Librarian considers the concept of floating collections including some of my own thoughts.

The 5,000 Friends of Veronica Veetch by Jean Hanson – My blurb review for this picture book appears thanks to an invitation from the publisher, Bailiwick Press.

 

Book Riot Articles

I’m Ready for Bookish Tailgating to Be a Thing

15 Challenged Books Retitled as Clickbait

Fight White Supremacy with Books: Support St. Louis Indie Bookstores

The Absolute Worst Book Recommendation I Ever Made

Hide a Book Day: Goodreads Celebrates 10th Anniversary

6 Best Bookish World Records

In Defense of Our Non-Reading Friends

8 Ways to Become a Library Catalog Power User

 

Reviews for Library Journal and School Library Journal*

Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome by Ty Tashiro (LJ)

Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson (SLJ)

Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed (LJ)

Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson (SLJ)

Tinker, Dabble, Doodle, Try by Srini Pillay (LJ)

Fragile Chaos by Amber R. Duell (SLJ)

One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake (SLJ)

The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins (SLJ)

*Review content may be incomplete in links; please see the appropriate journal (indicated in parentheses) to view the full review.

 

Personal Projects

Fiction Re: Sibling Loss – A pathfinder of fiction for young adults and adults regarding sibling loss.

Fiction Re: Animal Narrators for Us Critter-Lovers – A pathfinder of fiction for adults narrated by animals.

Fiction Re: Gun Violence in Schools – A pathfinder of fiction for young adults and adults regarding gun (and other) violence in schools.

The Write Stuff: A Snail Mail Pathfinder – A pathfinder of nonfiction resources in various formats and of various types for those who enjoy writing letters.

Projects: DNC Voting Members List – A description of how I built a list of (some) DNC voting-eligible members.

Thoughts On: Makerspaces – A discussion on what makerspaces are and why it’s important that we define them.