Saturday, March 04, 2006

New to the Blog

Hi all- my name is Charlotte Glover and I am a youth services librarian at the Ketchikan Public Library in Ketchikan, Alaska. I live 649 air miles north of Seattle. I met Barbara this past week in Anchorage and she thought you all might enjoy having a public librarian participate in your discussions. In addition to my youth services work, I do all of the adult programming for our library, including author visits, book discussion groups, etc. and I host a weekly radio program for adults called "Booktalk" which has run on our public radio station for the past 15 years. Because of that show, I keep a foot in both the adult services world and the children's world, for better or worse. I am really active in my state and regional library associations- mostly 'cause I live on an island and will work for plane tickets- and have held every office imaginable. I am currently serving as the President of the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) and am really looking forward to being a mentor at their upcoming Leadership Institute in October. Anyway, I'm happy to answer questions, shoot the breeze or tell you what the weather is really like in Alaska.


Alec said...

Welcome, Charlotte! We definitely have an academic library bias here, so I look forward to the issues you'll bring to the table.

Barbara said...

Yay, Charlotte's here! Welcome aboard. I, too, and glad to have a voice from public libraries here. It's a part of the profession I wish I knew more about, though I'm a veteran public library patron. Whenever I've moved, the first order of business is to get that public library card.

15 years on the radio, wow! That's a lot of book talk! That must be fun, but demanding.