Meet our featured ninjas for May! Thank you all for offering your time and advice.
Abby Johnson is the Children’s Services Manager at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library in Southern Indiana. She plans baby storytimes and does tons of booktalking, in addition to other library programs. You can find her on the web at http://www.abbythelibrarian.
My name is Lindsay. I just recently moved to the Denver area and am enjoying both my new position here as Early Literacy Outreach Librarian and the great Colorado outdoors. Prior to my move, I was a children’s librarian in the suburbs of Chicago for ten years and served on the 2015 Theodor Seuss Geisel Committee. I have a background in Elementary Education and like working with kids of all ages, but my specialty is early learning, and storytime is the highlight of my week! In previous positions, I coordinated storytimes, reading initiatives, and programming. In my current position, I provide early literacy outreach, work with community partners, and get to be part of an awesome team that serves young children and their caregivers throughout the district. I’m a big advocate of learning through play and I like the library best when it’s bustling!
I’ve been a Youth Librarian for 13 years now, after a few years spent as a social worker My first 3 years were at a small, rural, stand-alone library in Kansas, and the last many years have been with a large, multi-branch county library in Oregon, and there are things I like and appreciate about both types. While I was surprised at how much I like working with teens, early childhood is really my passion,and my two favorite library things are storytimes and doing programming for elementary-aged kids. I’m also a pop-culture, fantasy, and superhero geek, and rabid graphic novel consumer (as possibly obvious from my photo).
You can find her on Facebook.