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Current Work Projects

  • Introducing low tech STEM projects to special education students and teachers at Hartford Public High School
  • Member of staff working group to shape model of integration for public library and public school system
  • Facilitating introduction of maker movement to Library staff
  • Creating high/low tech STEM programs for  youth services
  • Resource sharing and capacity building with youth services and branch staff
  • Recommending best websites for PreK, Elementary and Teens, monthly
  • Providing teens with career guidance and support
  • Providing college preparation guidance and resume support
  • Participating in system-wide National Poetry month initiatives and programs
  • Assisting adult and youth patrons to access and navigate digital tools and resources
  • Creating civic engagement projects with teens using digital media
  • Creating high/low tech maker programs for youth library service system-wide
  • Coordinating staff introduction to maker movement
  • Creating collection spotlight displays for Common Core
  • Creating monthly digital flyers for PreK, Elementary and Teen Resources/Programs
  • Creating makerspaces for PreK, Elementary and Teen patrons in library
  • Introducing high school/middle school students to concept of open education
  • Creating early literacy programs and services for teen parents and their children
  • Creating high interest youth technology programming with proprietary and open digital media tools
  • Promoting use of mobile devices in programming and services
  • Introducing multicultural digital stories to children and caregivers through http://www.tumblebooks.com
  • Facilitating monthly storytimes with area daycares and preschools
  • Hosting bi-weekly information literacy sessions for new private middle school
  • Creating marketing materials for youth collection
  • Facilitating first library Manga Club and development of Manga Club blog http://www.eatindatroll.com
  • Facilitating Pages : Teen Multimedia Book Club
  • Member of staff working group to design and implement new interactive early literacy space for Downtown Library
  • Developing Early Literacy resources and activities based on most recent Every Child Ready to Read research
  • Building YA Fiction, Graphic novel and Non-Fiction collections system-wide
  • Sharing new technology with library staff, patrons and community partners
  • Created Third Grade Promise literacy walk for parents of young children
  • Created Own the Night Teen Summer Reading List in collaboration with library teens
  • Created Own the Night Teen Digital Resources site in collaboration with library teens
  • Developing Summer Reading programs for children and families for Hartford Public Library system
  • Developing STEM resources for youth programming
  • Promoting Summer Reading Program to area schools and community organizations
  • Promoting use of Lexia online reading instruction to youth and adults in need of literacy support with targeted groups: GED students, refugee youth and parents, early childhood classes, special education high school students
  • Using google tools and other social platforms to engage youth in content creation and digital literacy activities
  • Integrating digital resources into print resource options, i.e QR Codes for reader’s advisory

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