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Youth Services Librarian

Youth Services Librarian

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St. Johnsbury Athenaeum announces MacKenzie Ross as Youth Services Librarian.
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum announces MacKenzie Ross as Youth Services Librarian.

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Mary Ellen ReisDevelopment and Outreach Coordinator St. Johnsbury Athenaeum1171 Main St.St. Johnsbury, VT 05819Phone: 802-748-8291, ext. 306Email: mreis@stjathenaeum.orgWebsite: www.stjathenaeum.orgDate:February 11, 2013
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Executive Director, Matthew Powers and theBoard of Trustees are pleased to announce Mackenzie Ross as Youth Services Librarian.“Mackenzie brings extensive experience in library services and educational programs for young childrenand young adults,” states Matthew Powers, Executive Director. “She has played an instrumental role increating unique programs and public service projects for children, teens and their families.”Ross was the former Special Projects and Circulation Volunteer for the Bent Northrop Memorial Libraryin Fairfield, VT. Prior to her move to Vermont, she served as the After-School Program Instructor at theHomeless Children’s Education Fund and as the Children’s Library Intern for the Whitehall PublicLibrary. Both organizations are located in Pittsburgh, PA.At the Whitehall Public Library, Ross planned and executed the Library Olympics that integrated physicalfitness, craft activities, and literacy. She attended a Kids+Creativity workshop that brought together several local organizations to discuss how to better engage youth in science, technology and the arts. Atthe Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire, she learned how to create youth-friendly projects, including paper robotcalculators, life-sized “mad-libs” with pieces of whiteboard, and robots made with arts and craftsmaterials.She worked with several libraries and schools as a volunteer, event coordinator, conference mentor,editor, and after-school instructor. These include the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Franklin NWSupervisory Union and Franklin/Grand Isle Bookmobile, Red Cross Oregon Community Action, andUnbound: An Online Literacy Magazine.“A passion of mine is to engage more youth in public service projects,” says Ross. “I have worked withvolunteers for all ages: from elementary school to high school teens. I enjoy working with organizationsthat can help youth become more involved in their community and truly make a difference.”

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