Hello everyone! Please put your hands together for the new iYouth Officers of 2016-2017.
We are all very excited to lead iYouth and represent the voices of all students interested in working with youth. Our goals are to connect students with the professional world through field trips, guest speakers, and workshops.
You can come meet us at the iHeART poetry event on April 11th! Have a great Spring Break everyone!
My name is John Goddard. I’m the iYouth webmaster, though I share a lot of the web mastering responsibilities with the rest of the tech-savvy members of iYouth. I’m a second-year residential MLIS student. After graduation, I would love to get a job as a teen services librarian at a public library but would enjoy working with younger kids as well. I’m interested in how youth engage and learn with technology, how libraries can help young people create rich digital content, and generally how to keep (or make) libraries cool, innovative, and enlightening places to be. I currently work at Suzzallo-Allen Libraries in the Media Center and Circulation departments. I’m also doing a teen/adult services DFW at the Capitol Hill Branch of the Seattle Public Library.
I love camping, hiking, cooking elaborate meals, and listening to music of all kinds. I live in Seattle’s U-District with my girlfriend, Shannon.
My name is Lois Haight and I am the iYouth secretary and historian. I am a second year residential student in the MLIS program and intend to graduate in June 2014. Before studying library and information science, I studied English language and literature here at the University of Washington. My goal is to become a teacher-librarian in an elementary school but I love working with all ages of youth. I am currently employed at the Odegaard Writing and Research Center as a writing tutor and Eckstein Middle School as a library assistant. I want to make this year one of the best for iYouth!
In my free time, I enjoy reading 19th century literature, YA books, and picture books, maintaining my blogs, pretending to be British, listening to and making music, running long distances, using all social media, pretending to be an artist, and fangirling about everything. My favorite punctuation mark is the semi-colon.
Caitlin Tormey hails from Sacramento, California and has always loved collecting/reading/borrowing children’s books and hopes to work in a public or school library after graduating. She had the amazing opportunity to work at the Young Reader’s Center at the Library of Congress this past Summer. Besides all the glorious reading, she worked on increasing the YRC’s online presence through social media.