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. 

Collection Development

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...

 

Presentations

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...

 

Interviews

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.