John Goddard -iYouth Webmaster


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.

Dia de los Niños, Dia de los Libros: KCLS needs volunteers

King County Library System
Volunteer Opportunity
Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) 2013

Are you looking to get practical outreach experience in a public library setting?  King County Library System is looking for volunteers to help organize their 4th Annual Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros, also known as Día.  Día is a multi-cultural, multi-generational literacy-oriented event that connect families to books and libraries.  Here is how you can help:

-Recruit local organizations to participate in community fairs at Westfield Southcenter (April 27th) or Bellevue Crossroads (May 4th).  This can be done remotely.

-Participate at actual community fairs: craft tables, book giveaways, booths support, etc.

If interested, please contact José García, Teen Librarian, Lake Hills Library at:

As a side note: Elizabeth Brookbank (2nd year residential MLIS) and I (Liz Mills) participated in this event, both in the planning and execution, and it was a blast. The group is fantastic to work with, you learn a lot about community partnerships and event planning, and the public loved the event. I highly recommend this as a way to get involved in real community-library partnership work!