Youth Services Librarian, Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307
Phone: (248) 650-7144 • <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Born and lived: I was born in Canton, MI and since then have lived in various places in southeast Michigan including Ypsilanti and Wixom.
Professional career and activities: I am a member of the American Library Association, Public Library Association and the Association for Library Services to Children. I started working in libraries after earning my undergraduate degree. While earning my Masters in Library and Information Science I worked as a circulation clerk at the Canton Public Library and as an information resources assistant at the University of Michigan’s Art, Architecture and Engineering Library. I currently work as a full-time youth services librarian at the Rochester Hills Public library. Before becoming full-time I worked part-time as the only youth services librarian at the Inkster Public Library and substituted as a librarian at the Baldwin Library and West Bloomfield Public Library.
Favorite books: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath, and Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech.
How/Where do I see the industry in five years: The industry is one that is ever changing and adjusting to people’s needs and is therefore hard to predict. Today’s patterns suggest libraries becoming a place for all demographics including those that are not common library users, circulating items beyond books and a more in depth use of technology.