Lisa Jordan – iYouth Treasurer

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Hi Everyone,

I am a second year residential MLIS student. Before grad school, I was from Colorado where I worked in a couple of libraries and got my teaching degree in Early Childhood Education.

Currently I work for the Seattle Public Library as a Page and volunteer at the Washington Talking Book and Braille library, among other things.  In my free time I love hanging out with friends, reading YA books, traveling, and going on walks (even in the rain J).

After graduation, I am planning to pursue a career as a children or teen services librarian in a public or school library. My vision as a 21st century librarian is to cultivate a youth’s love of reading through the simple act of a carefully selected text, to develop a library atmosphere where patrons feel welcome and engaged enough to learn about the world in a global perspective, and to connect the library with the larger community through outreach: amid neighboring schools, with individual families, and in community partnerships.

I am very excited to meet all of you. If you have time to get involved even in a small way with iYouth please do! I look forward to hanging out, messing around, and geeking out with all of you in the year to come!!!

Who Are We? An Introduction

Over the next few weeks, we’ll post a photo and short bio of the officers in iYouth, giving you a chance to meet us in the virtual space and learn a little about our interests and backgrounds. Please contact us with thoughts, questions, and ideas!

First up, our Treasurer, Erin Quarterman.

Erin Quarterman has always worked with youth or in libraries and, upon completion of her degree, aspires to work in youth services in a private school or public library. She started working in public libraries in Mississippi,as well as in academic libraries in Massachusetts–where she obtained a Bachelor’s in English–and in Washington State.  Now a Seattleite, in her free time she enjoys playing accordion in the band “Star Called Sun.”