Thursday, January 11, 2018

Meet the Board: Caitlin Schaffer, Director at Large

It's a new year and we have a new YSS Board!  This series will introduce each board member with some delightful questions and even more delightful photos.

Caitlin Schaffer, Director at Large

What was your favorite childhood book?
I always loved Richard Scarry books and The Runaway Bunny, by Margaret Wise Brown. I was also constantly reading comics, from Archie to Barbie to Sonic the Hedgehog. 

In what format do you like to read? EBooks? Print? Graphic Novel? Audiobook?
I definitely have an affinity for graphic novels. I'm especially loving all of the diversity that exploded onto the comic scene in the past few years. I generally prefer print, but have a growing appreciation for audiobooks now that I commute.  

What do you like to do in your free time to recharge?
I sing in a Milwaukee area choir, and my partner and I like to frequently host and attend game nights with friends. Otherwise I drink lots of coffee, enjoy making and eating soups of all kinds, play with my cats (because of course), binge watch my fair share of cerebral and trash TV, and work on feminist cross stitch projects. 

What are you reading right now?
I'm a discussion facilitator at my library system's upcoming Mock Awards, so from the holidays through now I've been reading the Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz front-runners for my table. It's a weird feeling to have assigned reading again!

What is your biggest goal for YSS in 2018?
Myself and Julie Kinney are spearheading a 12 Months of Coding initiative that will hopefully culminate in a go-to resource for librarians who want to fearlessly incorporate coding into their youth services programming. We can't wait to share all of the fantastic coding programs from innovative librarians throughout the state! 

Anything else you’d like to share?
I don't want to presume that I know much at all, but I'm more than happy to share pretty much anything upon being specifically asked. So feel free to take me up on that! In the meantime, let's keep chipping away at that whole "saving the world" thing that we do.

Contact Caitlin: cschaffer@cooney.lib.wi.us

1 comment:

Sue A. said...

Thanks,Caitlin. Looking forward to working with you.