Friday, September 19, 2014

Author! Author!: Suffolk Youth Librarians in Print!

Congratulations from Project Yawesome to two of Suffolk County's own librarians - Liz Coleman of the Smithtown Special Library District, and Elaine Perez of the Patchogue-Medford Public Library. Both of these  hard working ladies recently published articles in national professional development publications!

Liz Coleman, children's librarian at the Commack branch of Smithtown, had an article appear in the June 2014 issue of the VOYA (Voices of Youth Advocates) Journal called "Pony Club at the Library" that detailed a successful bi-monthly program she offers that teaches tween patrons the ins and outs of horse and pony care, along with book pairings, crafts, and field trips to local equestrian centers.

Elaine Perez, children's librarian at the Patchogue-Medford Public Library, published her article "Madres Latinas Amigas: Moms Group Meets Needs of Spanish-Speaking Community" in the Fall 2014 issue of Children & Libraries - the journal of the Association for Library Service to Children. Her article shares the success of their local moms group for Spanish speaking families, and how it connects those women and their children to the library.

We here at SCLS-YS think it is YAWESOME that Liz and Elaine shared their ideas and visions with youth librarians nationally. Way to go ladies! Published an article, created a fabulous program, or something similarly yawesome? Comment below and let us know, or email Derek or Lisa so we can say hip, hip, hooray!

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