Joanna is the Youth Services Librarian for the Escondido Public Library. She does all of the collection development and programming for 'tweens and teens in addition to coordinating the teen summer volunteer program. She loves to do outreach and tries to get out into the community to promote reading and libraries as much as possible. When she's not at the library, Joanna loves to travel the globe and has already visited 14 countries and counting!
Courtney is the Young Adult Librarian at the Ovitt Family Community Library in Ontario. California, not Canada. She is responsible for all things teen in the library: programs, collection development, advocacy and more. Her proudest accomplishment is establishing a teen space in the library. When she’s not reading the newest dystopic zombie novel, you can find her at home with her husband and two little kiddos.
Marie is a Children's Services Librarian at the Oceanside Public Library. She strives to meet the needs of a diverse and vibrant community by providing dynamic programming, staffing the children's desk, and maintaining the kids' fiction collection among other things. She also loves reading and discussing children's and young adult literature and taking on various craft projects.
Hi! My name is Emily & I'm the Youth Services Librarian at the Carmel Valley Branch of the San Diego Public Library System. I began this position in May of 2012 and this is my first full time Librarian gig. I'm still feeling like I'm settling in at my branch and have a lot to learn. The Carmel Valley Branch is the busiest branch in the system, so there is never a dull moment. I love it! I first discovered I wanted to become a Youth Services Librarian when I was teaching preschool a few years back. I loved doing daily storytimes and introducing children to the wonderful world of books. However, I wanted to work with teens too. As a Youth Service Librarian I get to work with all young people; it's the perfect fit. The children's programming at Carmel Valley has always had very large attendance. The teen programming, not so much. One of my immediate goals is to get those numbers up and get teens excited about coming into the library. Stay tuned!