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Professional Leadership

YALSA Guidelines Oversight Committee, appointed April 2013, (July 2013 – June 2014)

  • Oversee YALSA’s portfolio of national guidelines
  • evaluate existing guidelines and make recommendations for updates, revisions, supplementary tools
  • promote community outreach models to teen librarians

Open Wire Lab Focus Group (April 2013)

  • help shape DIY electronic kits for youth engagement

MIT Media Lab cMOOC Learning Creative Learning (February 2013 – present)

  • create collaborative resources for diverse open learners
  • create English subtitles through for course seminar videos
  • create English subtitles for learner posted content

Make Hartford (January 2013 – present)

  • founding member of  Hartford maker group of engineers, IT professionals, artists, hobbyists
  • Community Outreach leader for Hartford Makerspace project
  • Management Committee
  • Facilitating introduction of maker movement to Library staff
  • Creating high/low tech maker programs for library system-wide youth services

LITA – Library and Information Technology Association

Member, 2013 – present

EMIERT – Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table 

Chair-Elect, 2013 – 2015

Vice-Chair, 2011 – 2013

  • Recruit active membership among academic, school, public, special librarians and institutions
  • Work with budget, define best use of resources for membership benefit
  • Evolve services to engage membership and provide relevant resources
  • Current projects: Distinguished Librarian Award Selection Committee, recruitment and selection of task force members for special projects, recruiting librarians to create cultural profile video series of major immigrant groups in the United States as resource for librarians and educators, create and manage EMIERT blog
  • Administrator for emie-l listserv

Membership Chair, 2010-2011

  • Recruited active membership among academic, school, public, special librarians and institutions
  • Created membership survey
  • Collected and reported on membership statistics,
  • Created and managed social media platforms


  • 2011 ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA: Program, Graphic Novels: Bridging Generations, Bridging Cultures, coordinator and presenter

YALSA – Young Adult Library Services Association

Member, 2008 – present

Virtual Town Hall (March 2013 – May 2013)

  • participate in virtual dialogue to help define future of young adult library services

Guidelines for Public Libraries Task Force, Chair

Managing Young Adult Services Interest Group, Convener



  • Trouern-Trend, Katherine. “Teens on the Platform: YALSA’s National Teen Space Guidelines”. Young Adult Library Services. Vol. 11, No. 1, October 2012.

ACRL – Association of College and Research Libraries

Member 2010 – present

RBMS – Rare Books and Manuscripts

Diversity Committee, Member 2011 – 2015 (only public librarian on committee)

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