Portfolio



Information about my nonfiction books:

Other writing (outside of Booklist and IndiePicks)

*Bi-monthly column, “Under the Radar”.  Public Libraries, 2011-2012

*Contributed the “Women’s Fiction” chapter to Genreflecting, 7th Ed., edited by Cynthia Orr, Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO, 2012

*Article: “Women’s Summer Fiction”, Library Journal, May 1, 2011

*Contributed chapter to Integrated Advisory Service: Breaking Through the Book Boundary to Better Serve Library Users, edited by Jessica E. Moyer.  ABC-CLIO/Libraries Unlimited, 2010

*Article: “Jack of All Trades Reader’s Advisory”.  Public Libraries, Jan/Feb 2010 

*Article: “Short Takes: Summer Women’s Fiction”, Library Journal, April 15, 2010 

*Article: “Women's Fiction: What's the Appeal?”  Readers’ Advisor News, September 2009

*Article: “What You Didn't Learn about RA in Library School”, Readers’ Advisor News, Dec 2007

*Article: “Summer Chick Lit Roundup”, Library Journal, Jun 15, 2006

*Annual “Christmas Fiction Roundup” article for Library Journal, 2005-2010

*Feature Collection Development article for Library Journal:  “Hip Lit for Hip Chicks”, July 15, 2005 

*Fiction reviewer for Library Journal, 2004-present.  Named their Fiction Reviewer of the Year, 2008


*Book reviewer for the young adult library journal VOYA, 1998-2004

Selected Writing Links:

"Rebecca's Rules: Defining Women's Fiction" - Booklist, 2013

“Jack of All Trades Readers Advisory” - Public Libraries Magazine, 2010 (PDF)

Women’s Fiction – What’s the Appeal?  – Readers’ Advisor News, Sept 2009
The article that started it all:  “Hip Lit for Hip Chicks” for Library Journal, 2005 (PDF)



Selected Previous Programming:

Penguin Random House “Cocktails and Conversation” co-host, featuring Jill Lepore, Matthew Desmond, and others; ALA Midwinter Meeting, 2016.

Full-day collection development workshop; NECKLS Consortia, Lawrence, KS, 2015.

Penguin Random House “Cocktails and Conversation” host, featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bryan Stevenson, and others; ALA Annual Conference, 2015.

Writing Better Annotations; ARRT “ARRTapalooza” Conference, 2015.

Emcee for "Reader’s Party"; Arlington Heights IL Public Library, 2015.

Weeding Workshop; Milwaukee Public Library, 2014.

What’s New in Women’s Fiction?; Wisconsin Library Assn. conference, 2014.

Women’s Fiction: An Overview; St. Charles City-County Library District (MO), 2012.

Book Blogging 101; New Jersey Library Assoc. conference, 2012.

Collection Development: From Basics to eBooks; Indiana University SLIS, 2011.

Books and Authors: The Top 5 of the Top 5; PLA National Conference, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016.

Feel the Need…to Weed!; Illinois State Library’s On the Front Lines Conference, 2010.

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