Is YA literature important? The expert and all-knowing answer from a librarian working with teens for all of one week.

Let's just first acknowledge that the above question is rhetorical. If I didn't think so, I probably wouldn't have a job or it would stupid for me to have the job that I do. Of course it's important and necessary in a way, but why? The "why" part of the implied follow up question to … Continue reading Is YA literature important? The expert and all-knowing answer from a librarian working with teens for all of one week.

Books and libraries! (And Star Trek, too)

So, I'm starting a blog and yes, this is it. I'll be writing about adventures in librarianship and literature, with a focus on YA lit (that's" Young Adult" or people between the ages of 12 and 18, for those of you out of the loop). I know some other types of literature will sneak in … Continue reading Books and libraries! (And Star Trek, too)