Evan Michael Bush - Children's Librarian Portfolio

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  • 1. Evan Michael Bush Childrens Librarian MLIS BSED

2. One of Four National Recipients of the ALA/ALSC Scholarship for Future Childrens Librarians 3. MLIS With a focus in Public and Childrens Librarianship University of Alabama Summa Cum Laude BSED Early Childhood Education T-5 Certification Grades Pre-K through Fifth University of Georgia Summa Cum Laude Education 4. Public Library Experience Derry Public Library-Derry, NH Head of Childrens Services since 2011 Supervise a staff of 5 Childrens librarians. Responsible for all programming, community outreach and collection development Act as building- wide supervisor on rotating basis 5. Public Library Experience Athens Clarke County Library-Athens, GA 3 years Childrens Programming 2 Years Branch Management 2 Years Circulation and Tech- Services 6. Teaching Experience Pre-K and Kindergarten classroom teacher Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Grade EIP (Early Intervention Program) Reading & Math Specialist 5 Years Teaching in Public Elementary School 7. Bookstore Management Hastings Barnes & Noble Hawley-Cooke Walden Books 10 years progressive Management/Supervisory experience 8. Childrens Programming 9. Infant Storytime Early literacy story program for newborns up to 24 months, plus their caregivers. Lively time of sharing books, songs, puppets and nursery rhymes. 10. Toddler & Pre-K Family literacy program for children ages 18 months to 5 years old, plus their adult caregiver. Includes picture books, nursery rhymes, fingerplays and action participation fun! 11. Pre-K & Kindergarten Outreach Every Wednesday we visit 2-3 classrooms to bring storytime, books, puppets, music and early literacy activities as a library outreach service. 12. Juvenile Weekly After School Activities for children grades 2-5. Book Club Lego Club Chess Club Sewing Club Stories and Crafts Wii Games 13. Puppet Shows Traditional Puppet Theater Performances Lap Puppet Shows Shadow Puppets Kamishibai Outreach traveling puppet shows 14. Storytelling Traditional Storytelling Digital Storytelling Childrens Storytelling Workshop Readers Theater 15. Crafts and Extensions Crafts are an excellent way to extend a storytelling program. I have offered craft activities for for a wide range of audiences, from Pre-K to Tweens. 16. Music Guitar Banjo Washboard Interactive Rhythm Instruments Djembe Harmonium Vocals I like to work music into many of my library performances, from infant storytimes all the way up to storytelling and school outreach visits. Instruments range from simple hand held shakers to acoustic guitar. 17. Special Events 18. Derry Fairy and Elf Festival Each May we hold an all day festival with music, dance, crafts and fairy house building. 19. One Spooky Night Every October our childrens area transforms for an evening of seasonal tales, shadow puppet shows and Trick-Or- Treating throughout the library for non- food prizes. 20. Harry Potter Hogwarts Summer School at the Library Harry Potter and the Quidditch Pep Rally! 21. The Library Strikes Back Star Wars Celebration 22. Other Events Read Across America-Dr. Seusss Birthday Poetry Month National Book Week Banned Books Week Dia 23. Additional Pieces 24. Readers Advisory Over 20 years experience helping people find just the right book Experienced using both print and online resources Created a wide array of bibliographic bookmarks and handouts 25. Collection Development Over 20 years experience with selecting and ordering books from all genres including both adult and childrens titles, periodicals and multi-media. I have worked with many vendors including Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Follet, Bound to Stay Bound and EBSCO. 26. Technology Experienced with all Microsoft Office products PC and Mac friendly Trained on Smartboard technology Ebooks/ipads/Kindle/S martphones/Apps Basic HTML and web design Graphic design Social media friendly: Facebook, Twitter, etc. Blog design Digital storytimes and iMovies Creative webpage content 27. Parent-Child Workshops Family Place Family Literacy Early Literacy Community Connections 28. Summer Reading Program Strategic planning Programming Outreach & Promotion Art and Displays 29. Art and Displays 30. Reading Incentive Programs I like to encourage children in the community to read all year long by creating unique miniature seasonal and genre based reading programs. 31. Staff Development I am a big supporter of staff development and have sat on committees at both the school and the library, offering training in read alouds, storytelling, technology, problem resolution and stress management. I have also created and led staff activities such as our annual Ghost Story Cookout and the Employee Summer Reader Club. 32. Adult Storytelling Organized and performed in our successful ongoing Adult Storytelling Program at the Athens Clarke County Library. 33. Storytelling Festival Chaired and organized Athens first annual storytelling festival. 34. The Many Faces of Childrens Programming 35. Evan Michael Bush evanmichaelbush@gmail.com 706-224-4411