Meet the 2013-14 YALSAblog Advisory Board: Andrea Sowers

Andrea or Drea (either is fine!) Sowers, Joliet Public Library (IL) – Teen Services Librarian

Where you’ll find me…. Online: Twitter: YALibrarianDrea Blog: www.bookblather.net

When I’m not working, I… playing geeky board games, reading, writing, knitting, taking pictures, or just catching up on shows/snuggling with the puppy & kitty.

My favorite things to do online include… play games & chat

Last awesome YA book you’ve read… Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

What you want to bring to the YALSA blog? Information that can help our members’ job easier/better. Continue reading

Meet the 2013-14 YALSAblog Advisory Board: Jennifer Rummel

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Jennifer Rummel, YA Librarian, Otis Library (Norwich, CT)

Where you’ll find me…. I’m on Pinterest,’ my Blog, and’ Twitter

When I’m not working, I… read a ton of books, across genres and ages, play with my puppy. I’m a die hard Celtics fan. I like to bake and do crafty things. I relax at night by watching TV – my top three favorite shows: Castle, Elementary, and Big Bang Theory

My favorite things to do online include… right now I’m addicted to Candy Crush. I love browsing Pinterest for things to bake or crafts to create. I love reading twitter and blogs to catch up on the latest book news.

Last awesome YA book you’ve read… Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas – It drew me in and refused to let me go. I devoured the book and I’m still thinking about it days later.

What you want to bring to the YALSA blog? My passion for reading and sharing ideas for great services to teens. Continue reading

Meet the 2013-14 YALSAblog Advisory Board: Angela Frederick

Angela Frederick, Elementary School Librarian in Nashville, TN

Where you’ll find me….‘ twitter.com/angelina41‘ or’ http://pinterest.com/angelina41/boards/

When I’m not working, I…’ am reading, watching TV, or dreaming about travels to far-away places.

My favorite things to do online include…‘ tweeting and pinning things while listening to music

Last awesome YA book you’ve read…‘ Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

What you want to bring to the YALSA blog?’ An exploration of the joys of Teen Services. Continue reading

Meet the 2013-14 YALSAblog Advisory Board: mk Eagle

mk Eagle Holliston High School (Holliston, MA) Librarian

Where you’ll find me…. Cooking or eating something delicious

When I’m not working, I… am probably asleep. I may or may not have a hard time saying no.

My favorite things to do online include… playing Diablo III, reading feminist blogs and keeping up with television fan communities.

Last awesome YA book you’ve read… The Sleepwalkers, by Gabriel J. Gates.

What you want to bring to the YALSA blog? I’m always trying to bring something just a little off-kilter to the blog.

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Meet the 2013-14 YALSAblog Advisory Board: Kelly Czarnecki

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Kelly Czarnecki, Teen Services Librarian, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Where you’ll find me…. at the YMCA

When I’m not working, I… train for triathlons

My favorite things to do online include…catch up on my favorite tv shows (that are too embarrassing to mention!)

Last awesome YA book you’ve read… Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff

What you want to bring to the YALSA blog? Food for thought that transcend my own experiences and help open ideas for others. Continue reading