Ask a Storytime Ninja: Meet the June Ninjas
Meet your June Ninjas!
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Kim Alberts is a Youth Services and Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Hudson Library & Historical Society in Hudson, Ohio. She has worked in different types of libraries, from rural to urban, since 2008. Currently, she works alongside an awesome children’s and teen staff of 7 and does everything from Lapsit Storytime to Anime Club. Kim is a baby and toddler time guru, though she loves and has done storytime for all ages. She would be lost without her Rabbit in the Hat puppet.
Julie Jurgens has been working in libraries since 2006. Before that she worked in the field of early childhood education for six years. Her current job title is School Services Coordinator, but at a previous library she spent four years as the primary story time provider for kids birth-2nd grade. Capturing and holding the attention of rambunctious toddlers, antsy preschoolers and disinterested parents is her specialty. She also loves to refresh and revitalize stale programs, such as spinning Toddler Time into Mini Movers and revamping Preschool Storytime into Beginning Readers Storytime. You can find her at himissjulie.com, @himissjulie, and tumblr.com/himissjulie.
Lisa Shaia has been a programming ninja for babies-teens over the past ten years. She currently works solo in her department, but in a previous position was in a supervisor role for a children’s department of five. She blogs at thriveafterthree.com, and has just published a book with the American Library Association called After-School Clubs for Kids and is extremely psyched about it. She setup a twitter account and is still learning and figuring it out over @thrivethursday.