I am an associate professor and coordinator of the Educational Resources Center,
Western Kentucky University Libraries. I have been involved for several years in a
project to help develop classroom library collections in English for a school near
Barcelona, Spain, in an exchange program between this P-12 private school and WKU.
Collection development is one of my strongest interests in librarianship. I have taught
collection development, children's literature, and young adult literature as an
adjunct in library graduate and undergraduate programs. Other interests include reading
guidance--the librarian's practice related to bibliotherapy--and reader's

Collection Development

K-12 environmental education resources, Against the Grain (2011)

Presents resources and ideas for K-12 environmental education.

Kentucky Libraries: A Bissel Tam for the Bikherdik: A Little Taste of Jewish Children's Literature for the Booklishly Inclined, Kentucky Libraries (2007)

This article offers a little (bissel) taste (tam) of Jewish children's literature resources. For many...

Developing library classroom children’s collections in English for a Catalunyan private school, Collection Building (2005)

Case study of librarians developing recommendations for a small collection of children’s literature in English...



Playgrounds for the Mind Invention Conventions and STEM in the Library, Children and LIbraries (2013)

by Roxanne Myers Spencer and Jeanine Huss

Libraries are perfect places for children to discover,...




Using Bibliotherapy, Poetry Therapy & Journaling, Kentucky Reading Association Annual Conference (2011)

Bibliotherapy uses the written word, primarily books, as a tool for identification, self-exploration and problem-solving....

Book medicine: Bibliotherapy for Educators, Kentucky Reading Association Annual Conference (2002)

Objective: To provide an overview of bibliotherapy; beginnings and pros and cons of its application...



The Grand Canyons: Artists Christopher and Jeanette Canyon Share Their Inspiration, Children & Libraries (2006)

Interview with popular children's book artists Christopher and Jeanette Canyon.


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How About a (Virtual) Cuppa? A Highly Selective Introduction to Tea Online, Against the Grain (2014)

An introduction to the varieties and benefits of tea consumption, with emphasis on websites and...

Taking Care of Yourself: Stress and the Librarian, Community and Junior College Libraries (201)

Stress is a part of our working lives and is not likely to decrease in...