Ask a Storytime Ninja: Meet the May Ninjas
Introducing the featured ninjas for May!
Do you have a question for these four fabulous librarians? Submit your question here.
Abby Johnson is the Children’s Services Manager at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library in Southern Indiana. She has worked as a youth librarian since 2007. She’s done storytimes for a variety of ages, and currently plans and implements baby storytime and preschool science programs. She supervises a staff of five – three full-time and two part-time librarians – who offer storytimes for toddlers, preschoolers, beginning readers, and preschool classes. You can find her on the web at http://www.abbythelibrarian.com or on Twitter @abbylibrarian.
Jennie Rothschild recently became the branch manager of a small branch in Arlington, VA, just across the river from Washington, DC. Before that she was a youth services librarian for 8 years where she did programs for newborns through high school. She has worked as part of a team and as a team of 1, she has worked at big branches and small, under-served communities and wealthy ones. She finds a spreadsheet to be her most useful storytime planning tool.
Where to find her:
Biblio File http://www.jenrothschild.com (reviews and thoughts)
YA Reading List http://www.yareadinglist.com (a themed reading list for every day of 2013)
Library Noise http://www.librarynoise.com (the no-longer-updated programming blog)
Meagan Schiebel:I am a new to the field children’s librarian working as the head of the children’s department in Connecticut. I am very new to this position (as in this is my first week) and it is my first time in a manager position! I am definitely still getting used to being the head of a team but luckily I am starting small with just 3 others in my department, all part-time. My expertise is early literacy. Toddlers are probably my favorite age group for storytime but I have also done pre-school, all ages, and am just starting to do baby storytimes.
Blog: http://missmegsstorytime.com and twitter: @theemegnificent
Danielle Ziegler: My name is Danielle and I’ve been lucky to be working in a library for the past four years, after receiving my MLS. My library is located in a Midwestern college town of 50,000 (including students), where I’m fortunate enough to work on a team of six awesome youth librarians and youth assistants (like me!), including my supervisor. I feel like I do a bit of everything, from baby storytimes to outreach to tween programming, but perhaps my expertise lies in non-storytime programming and reader’s advisory. Feel free to check me out on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LibrarianDani
Thank you, Ninjas and let’s put them to work!