I am a collection development librarian responsible for selecting YA literature, graphic novels, and media for a mid-size public library in a liberal Midwest college town, where I also contribute to our social media and help out with teen programming. You can read about my librarian origin story and my professional life here.
This blog is a personal reading diary as well as a place to share ideas with other librarians and discuss pop culture. I review all kinds of books and write about programming and readers’ advisory materials, as well as discussion posts for those who serve library patrons. I occasionally write about movies, music, and other media. I also have a personal lifestyle blog, librarian style.
I make readers’ advisory graphics and booklists and index them on this page.
I index posts about various library programs and displays I’ve done on this page.
You can find even more of my thoughts on young adult literature at YALSA’s The Hub where I’m currently the member manager. I’m also a contributor to NoveList Reader’s Advisory and Kids and Books newsletters. I write about making art and talking books with teens for the Library as Incubator Project Book to Art Club.
Why is this blog called “wrapped up in books”?
It’s a Belle & Sebastian song.
More fun facts about me
I’m a Gemini vegetarian and feminist whose favorite color is pink. I just happen to like apples, and I’m not afraid of snakes. In my spare time I volunteer as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence. I share my life with Mister BS, who teaches high school English (and sometimes math) to Special Education students. We mentor a young man with autism and have two cats—Spike and Angel.
This blog in no way represents the views of my employer, YALSA, or any other organization with which I am affiliated.