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A. E. Butler (MSLIS, Youth Services/ Information Services, Drexel University) is a Senior Children's Librarian at the New York Public Library, where she delivers programs and services to children, tweens, and teens. She is also involved in outreach efforts to schools and homebound seniors. Currently, she serves on the library's "Top 25 in 2014 Young Adult Books" committee. An avid reader, she reads 12-15 novels a month, ranging from humor to horror to historical fiction. When she does decide to put down her book, she enjoys creating collage, cooking, visiting old fashioned candy shops, and taking serendipitous walks (getting lost.)
Amie is the Program Manager for MyLibraryNYC. When she is not creating teacher sets or book lists for MyLibraryNYC, researching and writing about the Common Core (and other topics), or moonlighting as a New Yorker, she lives in New Jersey with her husband and dog, Buddy - where she spends far too much time looking for new sweaters for Buddy to wear.
Andrea Lipinski has been a young adult librarian longer than she's been anything else. She reads more teen books than grownup books, and contributes posts to the Stuff For the Teen Age blog about graphic novels, fantastic fiction, and lots of other "stuff." She has contributed to several young adult reference books, and currently reviews books and apps for School Library Journal. She recently started the Kingsbridge Library Teens Tumblr, with the help and guidance of her Teen Advisory Group. She produces the Be a Better Booktalker podcast and blog, in which she shares examples of her favorite technique for enticing reluctant readers. And she periodically appears as a guest on the Cinefantastique Podcast to discuss movies that are based on books.
Andy Wagstaff is first and foremost a lover of great music, and secondly a librarian who works in collection development purchasing non-print formats for all the branches. He blogs about personal favorite albums in his blog series Great Albums You May Have Missed, and compiles a monthly Best of Patron Requests series, which highlights the most exciting music that is suggested by our patrons each month (submit your own request here!). When not at work or listening to music, he makes his own: this may include folk songs written by Russian Cosmonauts about the loneliness of intergalactic space travel, covering '80s hair metal tunes in the style of Simon & Garfunkel, or experimentally evoking the ashen and lifeless landscapes of WWI battlefields.
Anne Barreca is the library manager at Battery Park City Branch, where she spends her days bringing people and books together, and making sure the shelves always have something of interest for everyone. She enjoys reading and blogging about food, cookbooks, historical fiction, digital photography, children's literature, vigilante movies, David Foster Wallace's non-fiction, and zombies or other post-apocalypti
Anne Rouyer is currently a Supervising Young Adult Librarian at the Seward Park Branch Library and has worked at the New York Public Library for 13 years. She is a member of the Young Adult Library Association and has served on the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers booklist committee and will serve on the William C. Morris YA Debut Author committee in 2012. She contributes reviews and reading lists to the Seward Park Bibliocommons page and different NYPL blogs, including: Stuff for the Teenage and Biblio File. She watches way too much TV, is obsessed with pop culture, loves books that involve romance, history, mystery and the paranormal and she is a certifed Anglophile (see blog entries on Downton Abbey and the Royal Wedding).
|Ariel Birdoff is an Outreach Librarian with MyLibraryNYC. She is an avid YA reader and obsessive crafter.|
Cassie is a Special Formats Processing cataloger who is working on the Merce Cunningham Dance Audio Collection. Ongoing, since 2009, she also assists with the preservation processing for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division's Oral History Archive. Cassie received her MSILS degree from Pratt Institute in December 2012, having completed an IMLS Project CHART fellowship at the Brooklyn Historical Society from 2011-2012 as part of her coursework.
Alongside her archival career, Cassie is a lifelong dancer who continues to perform professionally in New York, throughout the U.S., and abroad. She is currently dancing with Dean Moss in the johnbrown project . Formerly, Cassie worked with Molissa Fenley from 2002-2011 as a frequently featured soloist in the company. Cassie received her BA in Dance from Mills College in 2001.
Elaine Sohn is the Site Advisor at the Aguilar Adult Learning Center, where students and tutors learn together 6 days each week in small groups. Elaine supports 35 tutors and 125 students and loves to share the excitement of the Aguilar CRW activities which take place each day! Some of her blogs detailed the activities of a digital photography class, the fall opening of the center, her wonderful literacy tutors and her students' pen pal project. Elaine blogs because she's been encouraged to do so by her family, her management, and her colleagues — and because she knows that what's happening at 174 East 110th Street is worthy of shouting about!
Elizabeth Bird is New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist. She blogs about children's literature regularly at A Fuse #8 Production and has reviewed professionally for Kirkus, TimeOut Kids New York, and The New York Times. Ms. Bird is the author of Children's Literature Gems: Choosing and Using Them in Your Library Career as well as the picture book Giant Dance Party and the upcoming Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature due out in August 2014.
Emily is the Manager of Children's Educational Programming for the New York Public Library. Her interests include children's literature and literacy, art and crafts, museums and museology, and travel.
Gregory Zeidner has been with the NYPL since 2006. He currently the teen librarian at the St. George branch.
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Jennifer Gaeta hails from New Dorp, the land of multi-tasking. She has been a clerk in the branch since 2008, along with all her regular duties she is a General of the New Dorp Teens Army & the Social Media Butterfly. Along with writing her passion is art. She has held 3 Art Galleries in which her own work was displayed, along with works from her co-workers and the teens from her programs. Since she began blogging she covered topics like The Art Gallery reviews and Monthly program reports for New Dorp Library. Her best works are her ongoing interviews about bands such as: The Beatles, Glee, KISS and Nirvana.
All we could get from her was a quick comment: "With all the things I've done I would've been nothin' with out my partner in crime Bobby 'Safety' Pins."
That's all folks.
Jenny Baum has contributed to the article “Librarianship Presence in Virtual Worlds” in the Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in Virtual Worlds and Environments. In her free time, she has been known to watch too much reality television.
When not shepherding researchers through the treasures of the Library For the Performing Arts, Jeremy Megraw is blogging about them. He is the recipient of the 2012 Ruth and Arthur Feder Award for Service to the Library's Public. Off-desk time is spent in his Photograph Librarian cap, cataloging the Theatre Division’s 2 million-strong photograph collection in the Digital Gallery and occasionally blogging about the random marvels he encounters there. His leisure time is spent frolicking with his kids, reading literary and speculative fiction, and sneaking in episodes of Scandinavian TV crime dramas. Current obsessions include 19th-century Vaudeville, cinema, narrative theory, and forensic entomology.
Jessica Cline is a librarian with the Art and Picture Collections of the Mid-Manhattan Library. She blogs about fine arts, design and poetry and leads book discussions through The Reader’s Den.
Karen is a Senior Librarian with the New York Public Library since 2009. She is a certified teacher of French and English with 8 years of teaching experience. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master of Information Science along with a Certificate in Archives and Preservation of Cultural Materials. Karen enjoys curating and hosting film series. When blogging, she writes about places she visits and the art she enjoys. Come visit Karen at Chatham Square Library or follow her on Twitter @karenginman !
Lauren has been at NYPL since 2004, and has experience in both reference work and technology training. As the digital producer in Reference and Research Services, she helps to support staff blogging at NYPL. She has also blogged about camping, quotations, doughnuts, trivia, and e-books. In 2011, Lauren was a recipient of the Bertha Franklin Feder Award for Outstanding Service in Librarianship.
Louise Lareau is a second generation librarian that hails from a small blueberry farm in Quebec. She is the only member of her family without a green thumb. Louise has been working at NYPL since 1997 and is currently the Managing Librarian at the Children’s Center at 42nd Street. Louise was nine when she discovered the Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. It is still one of her favorite books and no matter how old she gets, Peter and Fudge’s antics still make her laugh.
|Lynette Ford is a library science student and Information Assistant at NYPL. She has a background in music and education.|
Maura Muller is the Volunteer Manager at The New York Public Library since 2000. She is active in the New York Association of Volunteer Managers and the Volunteer Program Managers of NYC's Cultural Institutions. In her spare time she homeschools her son and is an Eagle Watch volunteer for the Basha Kill Area Association and a volunteer 4H activities leader.
I like to attend the terrific programs for children and teens that The New York Public Library provides, and I am very happy to have the opportunity to blog about them to inform the public. Let me know what you think of my blogs!
In addition to working in public libraries in and around the New York City and Philadelphia area, I have also worked in academic libraries, corporate libraries, and have been a solo librarian for a synagogue, music school, and preschool. I love public libraries and having the opportunity to provide information services to those who need it most.
Children's Librarian at the Jefferson Market Branch Library
Ruth Rodriguez is currently a Senior Librarian at the Francis Martin Branch Library in the Bronx. When she is not working at her branch, she is visiting other branches and borrowing books. Her favorite pastimes include reading children's books, looking up information on databases, and painting in her studio in Harlem. She is also a fan of writing in third person.
Shawn Donohue is a Learning and Development Specialist at NYPL with a focus on technology training for NYPL Staff. Besides working in the fields of education, training and technology, Shawn has a deep love of music. Having written extensively on his own, Shawn contributes to the Popular Music Blog Channel with a focus on the Great Music You Might Have Missed NYPL Blog Series. Having written hundred's of music reviews, conducted interviews, and launched his own site focused on popular music, Shawn has been actively following the popular music scene for years and brings a unique voice to NYPL Blogs. Not only a critic, he has also creates music and hopes to bring a life long fan perspective to shaping tunes.
Sherri joined the New York Public Library in 2005, and currently resides at the Mulberry Street branch as a Senior Librarian. She is the author of the reference book American Food by the Decades and A Historical Atlas of Azerbaijan. She has never been to Azerbaijan, but if ever the opportunity arises, she will surely blog about it.