The Bulletin Brown Bag: Librarians and Collection Development

Join us for a discussion with public and school librarians about the significance of review journals as a collection development tool and other best practices to select materials to meet the need of a diverse patronage.

About the panel:

Anna Hartmann has been the youth services manager at the Council Bluffs Public Library for the past five years. She also has eight years of experience managing teen services. Her work in both departments has included collection management, programming, and reader’s advisory. Anna earned her master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois and also has a master’s degree in mass communication & media arts from Southern Illinois University.

Aaren Tucker is a former theatre kid and EFL teacher who earned her MSLIS from the iSchool in 2019 and is now a YA librarian in Moorpark, CA. She has reviewed YA books for School Library Journal and the BCCB. She is also an avid romance reader and wants to hug every cat. 

Ariana Hussain is a lower school teacher librarian at the Blake School in the Minneapolis metro area. Ariana earned her MLIS from UCLA. She has served on committees in multiple organizations, including the Boards of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) of the American Library Association, the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), and was recently appointed to the Board of the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY). Ariana has also served on several book evaluation committees including ALA’s Rise: A Feminist Book Project, the Stonewall Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award, ALSC Notable Children’s Books as well as the APALA Literature Awards, the Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC) Middle East Book Award, and has served on and is currently chairing the We Need Diverse Books Walter Dean Myers Awards. Ariana has reviewed for Kirkus, Horn Book, and School Library Journal. She is a founding member of Hijabi Librarians, a collective of Muslim librarians that reviews children’s and young adult literature featuring Muslims.

Questions? Contact Kate Quealy.

This event is sponsored by The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and the Center for Children's Books