I am a Youth Librarian.  My focus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was Children and Youth Services.

Youth Services includes both Children and Young adults.  The American Library Association provides a little information about becoming at Youth Services Librarian.  In addition, under the ALA there are two associations that I follow exclusively and those are ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) and YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association).

Each association has their own set of core competencies.  The core competencies for ALSC and YALSA are available for perusing anytime.  Along with the association competencies, I have a job description which outlines the role of my duties at my current place of employment.

Some of my current duties are:

·       Providing reference and reader’s advisory primarily to Children.  I also help Young Adults and Adults as well.

·       Participating with city-wide festivals/events which also includes committee work.

·       Performing storytimes for children ages 0-5 (Early Literacy Class).

·       Providing programs/events for children, teens, and their families.

These above are just a few of the many duties that I have as a Youth Services Librarian.  I perform many other tasks as a part of a functioning library.