Author Archives: Theresa

About Theresa

I am a librarian in Reference Services at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I have always been passionate about history, education and the value of books in all of their forms. I also love how quickly we can access information through the immediacy of the web, especially social networks like Facebook and Twitter. I look forward to growing in my chosen profession.

Summer is in full swing

Those hazy lazy days of summer are nonexistent for public librarians working with teens. I began my career as a librarian working in teen services at a small community branch library. How quickly I forgot how crazy it is to host … Continue reading

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20somethings are coming back to libraries

Too often people between the ages of 19 and 30 have been left out of many programs in public libraries. A few years ago, The East Baton Rouge Library wanted to change that. As a cooperative effort between reference and … Continue reading

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New Badge Earned: Cyclist Newbie

So after living in a very bike-friendly neighborhood for almost a year, I have finally purchased a new bicycle. I haven’t had a bike since college. And haven’t really ridden in many years. Yes, I remembered how to ride a … Continue reading

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Hour of Code

Today, I helped facilitate a session of An Hour of Code at a local elementary school in Ascension Parish. Czarina Walker, founder and CEO of InfinitEDGE Software, asked me to help facilitate this session for all the fifth grade classes … Continue reading

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LLA 2014 Conference in Lafayette

I made my way to Lafayette for the annual conference for the Louisiana Library Association. The keynote speaker for the opening session was library consultant Pat Wagner (no relation) spoke on the future of libraries. I had a nice conversation … Continue reading

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YALLFest 2013

It was definitely a completely different experience this time around. The first time around, I was a volunteer at the very first one. This time, I could relax because I was just there as a participant and could take it … Continue reading

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Gearing up for Y’ALLFest in Charleston!

I am getting really excited. Not only do I get to go home to visit friends and family but I also get to go to this awesome young adult book festival called Y’ALLFest. There will be tons of authors there … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury and Mass Media

I recently attended a panel discussion about the themes of censorship, mass media and the classic novel Fahrenheit 451. This panel was part of the Mix Tape Lecture Series, which brings together speakers to talk about hot topics to coincide … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fangirl

Do you read and/or write fanfiction to your favorite book series? Did you ever feel like people outside of the fandom “just don’t understand”? Welcome to Cath Avery’s world. In Rainbow Rowell’s latest young adult novel, Cath is just starting … Continue reading

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The Climb to Katahdin

I went to a premiere of the documentary, The Climb to Katahdin, directed and edited by local Colton Calloway. He and his girlfriend Lindsay embarked on a six-month long journey to hike the Appalachian Trail and ultimately climb Mount Katahdin … Continue reading

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