September 4, 2015
Katie Sherman Pires, a reference librarian at the Nashua Public Library since 2011, has been named Supervisor of Teen Services.
“I’m excited to develop new programs to help prepare teens for adulthood and citizenship by partnering with educators and community organizations,” Katie says. “The library is in the perfect position to offer job and college preparation, exposure to new technologies, and community engagement opportunities. Not to mention our regular fun programs like anime club, ‘crafternoons,’ writers club, and open play gaming.”
After earning her master’s degree in library science at the University of Maryland in 2007, Katie was the librarian at Williamstown Elementary School in Williamstown, Vermont. Then she worked for the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, doing community outreach, planning conferences, writing policies, and answering reference questions. She helps people pronounce her last name by telling them that it rhymes with “Swedish.”
Kids in grades 6 through 12 should stop by the Teen Room to meet Katie and find out how to join the writers club, anime club, videogame groups, and craft classes this fall. And they can always keep in touch with the teen department at facebook.com/nplteenstuff and at nashualibrary.org/explore/teens.
Katie will visit Nashua middle and high schools this fall to distribute library cards to students and faculty. Teachers who would like her to visit their classrooms can call (603) 589-4601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.