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 advisory.
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...
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.