Katie’s Portfolio

Contact information: younglibrarian@gmail.com

Online presence:

  • Make of it what you will – Blog with reviews, mainly of romance novels, lists of monthly reads, and some commentary on the library and publishing industries.
  • Twitter – younglibrarian

Conference presentations:

Guest Lecturer

Speaking appearances

  • Eastern Shore Regional Library (Salisbury, MD) – February 12, 2013 – “Under the Covers: Erotic Fiction in Libraries” – Three-hour continuing education course on erotic fiction.
  • Digital Book World Roundtable – November 11, 2010 – “Libraries’ Silver Lining” – Guest Speaker with Heather McCormack, Book Review Editor at Library Journal


Leadership Roles

  • Iowa Center for the Book Advisory Committee – 2009 to 2011
  • Strategic Planning Committee – Iowa Library Association – 2009
  • Selected for and attended Iowa Library Association’s 2008 Leadership Institute
  • American Library Association’s Reading List Council member – January 2007-January 2008 – RUSA CODES award for exceptional adult genre fiction
  • ALA New Members Round Table Director – June 2006-June 2007
  • NMRT Online Discussion Committee, Chair – 2005-2006 – coordinated the activities of 10 other members
  • NMRT Local Arrangements Committee, Chair – 2004-2005 – coordinated the activities of three other members
  • NMRT Web Committee, Member – 2003-2005
  • UIUC ALA Student Chapter, Co-Publicity Officer – 2002-03

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