I attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from 2009-2013 through the LEEP program. I concentrated the majority of my classes on children and young adult services. Below is a sample of projects that I created during my time in the program.

Literature and Resources for Young Adults

  • He Reads/She Reads About Sex. Includes information books and fiction about sex and sexual experiences for teens. Created with a classmate–he did the male side and I did the female perspective. If I were creating this again I wouldn’t want to break it into male/female sections because of teens questioning their identities.


  • Comics & Caffeine was a comic discussion group that I created a poster, bookmark, and tri-fold brochure for.

Comics & Caffeine Poster

Comics & Caffeine Bookmark

Comics & Caffeine Tri-fold Brochure

  • Below is a link to a tri-fold bookmark I created for the class, entitled The Dead and the Undead.

The Dead and the Undead Bookmark

Literature and Resources for Children

  • For this class I created a readalike website for Savvy by Ingrid Law. Readers find their next great read by clicking on what they liked about Savvy.



  • I created a personal story using iMovie. Using personal pictures and Creative Commons images, I told the story of training for my first 5k.


Instruction and Assistance Systems

  • I designed an instruction project for teaching Biography in Context to 6th-8th graders. The outline includes learning outcomes, a rubric for determine success, and a class outline. I also made a worksheet for the students to take home.

Biography in Context Class Outline

Biography in Context Worksheet

Youth Services Librarianship

  • I created an information resource for having teen volunteers at the library.


  • Below is my facilitating change project. It’s a proposal for the library board to fund the purchase of 20 iPad minis. Includes a script for a board presentation, as well as a handout for the board.

Board Presentation

Board Document


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