My name is Amy Koester, and I am a public librarian.
I am currently Youth & Family Program Supervisor at Skokie Public Library, where I coordinate a range of programs for kids and their families as well as manage juvenile fiction collections. I also supervise our three part-time program assistants who support programs for all ages. I strive to collaborate to offer services that allow all children to engage with the world and develop their personal interests.
I love being a part of the youth services community, and I share many programs and ideas at The Show Me Librarian. Major topics on which I have blogged, presented, and published include STEAM, media mentorship, and developmentally appropriate programming. I am actively involved in ALSC; I currently serve as the New to ALSC Board Member. I am a board member of the youth services section of LACONI, a training and networking association in northern Illinois, and I am a member of the advisory council for the Our Voices initiative.