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Welcome to my blog! I love being a librarian and enjoy engaging with other professionals , graduate students and interested humans about my librarian life . You can use the menu tabs to find out more about me, my daily work as an urban public librarian and my professional activities. All content represents me and not my employer.

Recent publications:

YALSA. National Teen Space Guidelines. Young Adult Library Services Association, May 2012.

Trouern-Trend, Katherine. “Teens on the Platform: YALSA’s National Teen Space Guidelines.” Young Adult Library Services. Young Adult Library Services Association, October 2012.

Upcoming speaking engagements:

April 19, 2013 – EMIERT Webinar, Serving Refugee Populations in the Library, 1:00 p.m. CST

Join EMIERT Vice-Chair, Katherine Trouern-Trend with Homa Naficy, Director of Multicultural Services, Hartford Public Library, and Sanja Bebic, Director, Refugee and Immigrant Integration, Center for Applied Logistics to examine the unique challenges faced by refugees, and the vital role that libraries and library professionals can play as they settle in their new lives in the United States.