I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself so that CSLA members will know a little bit about me and how I came to become involved as a member of the State Board. When you read this, you’ll see that ANYONE can become involved in the organization! I am a Teacher-Librarian at Frank Augustus Miller Middle School in Riverside. This year, I was assigned to teach 2 periods of AVID as a transitional step back into the typical classroom. Prior to becoming a librarian, I was a middle school science teacher, and before that worked in private industry as an Environmental planner, writing Environmental Impact Reports for public agencies and private developers. My pastimes include quilting and geocaching.
My first foray into volunteering for CSLA was when I was invited to be a member of the conference committee several years ago. Activities that I’ve helped with over the years have included serving as Concurrent Sessions Chair, organizing the Book Cart Drill Team competitions for two conferences and, this year, putting together the Team Trivia Event. (What is Ephebiphobia? Ephebiphobia is the irrational fear of teenagers J ).
Being involved with CSLA has been rewarding on both personal and professional levels. I’ve made friends, had fun, and grown in my knowledge of libraries. Please consider this an invitation to join in the fun – you’ll not regret it!
Southern Region President Elect