I knew that I wanted to be a school librarian, when I went to college the first time. I went to Illinois State University and graduated with a major in English and a minor in Library Science. I took a year off and then went back to Illinois State University and obtained my Masters in Instructional Media. My first four years were as a K-12 Librarian in Amboy, IL, headquartering at the high school. My next five years were spent as a 6-8 Librarian at Kaneland Middle School. My last 24 years were spent at Madison Junior High as a 6-8 Librarian in Naperville #203. During my years as a school librarian, I taught in the LTA program at College of DuPage for 10 years. I, also, was part of the original committee for the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award, the children’s choice award for grades 4-8 in Illinois. I still am a reader for the award.
Currently, I am teaching school library endorsement classes for a partnership between Aurora University and Naperville #203, I am teaching school library endorsement classes for National Louis University, Lisle Campus, I observe student teachers for Dominican University, and I consult with the Alexandria Library Automation System. I have loved and love being a school librarian, and I love my professional involvement in the school library field.