Professional Development Activities

2017

Workshops/Conferences/Training

  • Early literacy retreat at Beaverton City Library (1/5/17, 1/19/17, 2/2/17)
  • Early literacy workshop at Hillsboro Brookwood Library (2/23/17)
  • Oregon Library Association Annual Conference (4/21/17)

Associations

  • Oregon Library Association (2015-present)

Leadership

  • Chair of New Member Round Table of the Oregon Library Association (2016-present)
  • Presented Speed Networking session at OLA annual conference (4/21/17)

Outreach

  • Kindergarten Roundup at Vose Elementary (4/20/17)
  • Summer Reading promotional skit at Scholls Heights Elementary (6/22/17)
  • Free lunch site outreach storytime at Eichler Park (6/29/17, 7/13/17, 7/27/17, 8/10/17)
  • WIC outreach storytime (8/17/17)

Other

  • Interviewed authors Marni Bates, Kate Ristau, Cathy Camper, Julie Israel, Jami Harrison, and William Ritter on KBOO (90.7 FM) radio program Between the Covers (2017)
  • Volunteer reader for Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) program (1/3/17-5/10/17)

2016

Workshops/Conferences/Training

  • Family Literacy at a Food Pantry webinar presented by WebJunction (1/16)
  • Technology Skills for Library Staff webinar presented by Techsoup (1/16)
  • First Year Teacher course modules for teaching reading presented by Reading Rockets (2/16)

Associations

  • Oregon Library Association (2015-present)

Leadership

  • Chair of New Member Round Table of the Oregon Library Association (2016-present)
  • Presented Beginning Reader Storytime poster at OLA annual conference (4/21/16)

Other

  • Interviewed authors Cat Winters, Jesse Andrews, John Corey Whaley, Laura O. Foster, Jessi Klein, Amy S. Foster, and Emma Donoghue on KBOO (90.7 FM) radio program Between the Covers (2016)

2015

 Workshops/Conferences/Training

  • Children & Young People’s Section’s Unconference: Spotlight on Tweens (4/24/15)
  • Using Social Media for Reader’s Advisory webinar by Infopeople (12/15)
  • Poverty discussion webinar presented by the Idaho Commission for Libraries (12/15)
  • Look First: Creating Exceptional Patron Experiences webinar presented by WebJunction (12/15)

 Associations

  • Oregon Library Association (2015-present)
  • Minnesota Library Association (2014-2015)

Committee Work

  • Early Literacy Team (2013-2015)
  • Summer Reading Planning Committee (2013-2015)

 Outreach

  • Community Baby Shower at Early Childhood Family Education (3/12/15)
  • Book-a-Palooza at Columbia Academy middle school (4/9/15)
  • English Language Family Night at Early Childhood Family Education (4/17/15)
  • School visits to promote summer reading (5/11/15-5/29/15)
  • Jamboree Parade (6/26/15)
  • Community picnics (7/15/15, 7/24/15)
  • New teacher orientations (8/24/15, 8/31/15)

 Leadership

  • Chair-Elect of the Children and Young People’s Section of the Minnesota Library Association (2014-2015)
    • Arranged speakers for Children and Young People’s Section one-day “Unconference: Spotlight on Tweens” to share ideas about serving ages 9-12
  • City Council presentation (8/10/15)

2014

Workshops/Conferences/Training

  • Children & Young People’s Section’s Unconference: Spotlight on Preschoolers (4/4/14)
  • Autism 101/Autism and Storytime training (4/25/14)
  • Teen Literature Conference (5/17/14)

Associations

  • Minnesota Library Association (2014-present)

Committee Work

  • Early Literacy Team (2013-present)
  • Summer Reading Planning Committee (2013-present)

Outreach

  • Community Baby Shower at Early Childhood Family Education (3/6/14)
  • Valley View Elementary Spring Carnival (4/11/14)
  • Family Picnic at Family Center (5/1/14)
  • Jamboree Parade (6/27/14)
  • Community Picnics (7/17/14, 7/25/14)
  • English Language Family Nights (9/14-12/14)

Leadership

  • City Council presentations (1/13/14, 6/9/14, 8/11/14)

2013

Workshops/Conferences/Training

  • Sensory Friendly Story Time (3/8/13)
  • Bridges Out of Poverty (3/22/13)
  • Help! I’m a Librarian, Not a Social Worker (4/4/13)
  • ALA Annual Conference in Chicago (6/27/13-7/2/13)

Associations

  • Nebraska Library Association (NLA) (2009-2013)
  • New Members Round Table (NMRT)
  • School, Children, and Young People’s Section (SCYP)
  • NLA Board (2012-2013)

Committee Work

  • Early Literacy Team (2013-present)
  • Summer Reading Planning Committee (2013-present)
  • Adult Summer Reading Program planning committee (2012, 2013)

Programs

  • Adult Game Night (2/8/13, 7/19/13)
  • DIY Adult Craft Day (6/19/13)
  • Mo Willems Day (7/9/13)
  • Steampunk Accessories (7/21/13)

Outreach

  • Community Baby Showers (Early Childhood Family Education center 2013)
  • Craft time at Schoo Middle School (4/24/13)
  • School visits (West Lincoln 5/13/13, Campbell 5/14/12, Kooser 5/15/13, Schoo 5/17/13)
  • Library booth at University Place Farmers Market (6/12/13)
  • Library booth at Jazz in June (6/18/13)
  • Story time at KinderCare (6/21/13)

Leadership

  • New Members Round Table- Chair (2012-2013)
  • School, Children, and Young People’s Section- Secretary/Treasurer (2011-2013)
  • GoPo teen volunteer coordinator (2011-2013)
  • University Place Community Organization- Secretary (2011-2013)

 2012

Workshops/Conferences/Training

  • Every Child Ready to Read training (3/2/12)
  • Nebraska Library Association annual conference (10/18/12-10/19/12)
  • Library Leadership Institute Reunion (7/13/12)
  • Norfolk Literature Festival (7/28/12)

Associations

  • Nebraska Library Association (NLA) (2009-present)
  • New Members Round Table (NLA-NMRT)
  • School, Children, and Young People’s Section (NLA-SCYP)
  • NLA Auditing Committee (2011, 2012)
  • NLA Board (2012-2013)

Committee Work

  • LCL In-Service planning committee (2012)
  • Adult Summer Reading Program planning committee (2012, 2013)
  • Performance Standards Committee with library director (2012)

Presentations

  • 2012 LCL In-Service training session on databases (4/27/12)

Outreach

  • School visits (Kooser 5/15/12, Campbell 5/21/12)
  • Library booth at University Place Farmers Market (6/29/11, 6/13/12)

Programs

  • Adult craft program (6/5/12)
  • Dream Interpretation (6/11/12)
  • Family story time at Williams (7/16/12)
  • Adult board game night (7/20/12, 2/8/13)
  • Toddler Time (2/12-present)
  • Family Story Time at Williams (7/12-present)
  • Learning Thru Play Story Time (9/12-present)
  • Special story time for Down Syndrome Asso. for Families (9/19/12)
  • Book Talk at Bethany Branch (12/21/12)

Leadership

  • New Members Round Table- Chair (2012-present)
  • New Members Round Table- Vice Chair (2011-2012)
  • School, Children, and Young People’s Section- Secretary/Treasurer (2011-present)
  • GoPo teen volunteer coordinator (2011-present)
  • University Place Community Organization- Secretary (2011-present)

 2011

Workshops/Conferences/Training

  • 23 Things for Professional Development through Nebraska Library Commission (6/11-10/11)
  • Nebraska Library Association annual conference (10/6/11-10/7/11)
  • Connecting Boys with Books workshop (4/21/11)

Associations

  • Nebraska Library Association (NLA) (2009-present)
  • New Members Round Table (NLA-NRMT)
  • School, Children, and Young People’s Section (NLA-SCYP)
  • NLA Auditing Committee (2011, 2012)

Committee Work

  • Koha ILS Implementation Team (2011)

Presentations

  • Find It on the Web! Presentation at NLA annual conference (10/6/11)
  • Life During & After the MLS, served on panel (10/6/11)
  • NMRT Resume Review (10/6/11)
  • NMRT Networking Breakfast (10/7/11)

Programs

  • Book Talk at Gere Branch (11/7/11)
  • Story Time, Toddler Time substitute (10/11-present)

Outreach

  • Library booth at University Place Farmers Market (6/29/11, 6/13/12)

Leadership

  • Nebraska Library Leadership Institute (7/10/11-7/14/11)
  • New Members Round Table- Vice Chair (2011-2012)
  • School, Children, and Young People’s Section- Secretary/Treasurer (2011-present)
  • GoPo teen volunteer coordinator (2011-present)
  • University Place Community Organization board member (2011-present)

 2010

Workshops/Conferences/Training

  • Library Training Extravaganza (5/21/10)
  • Nebraska Library Association annual conference (10/14/10-10/15/10)

Associations

  • Nebraska Library Association (NLA) (2009-present)

Presentations

  • Poster session at NLA (2010)

Leadership

  • New Members Round Table- Secretary/Treasurer (2010-2011)

 2006-2009

  • October 2009  Nebraska Library Association annual conference
  • June-July 2009  Job Shadowing, Lincoln City Libraries- Walt Branch
  • April 2008, 2007, 2006 Colorado Teen Literature Conference
  • 2006-2008 Colorado Young Adult Advocates in Libraries meetings
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