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Kim Farnsworth
Sacramento Public Library


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  • Bio

    Youth Services librarian for two branches in a rural library with city library experience.


    Current Work
    Sacramento Public Library (Public Library)
    Youth Services Librarian
    Grass Valley and Nevada City, CA
    <p>Youth Services Librarian I, Madelyn Helling and Grass Valley Branch Libraries</p> <p>Responsible for children's and young adult departments in two libraries.</p> <p>Performs reader's advisory for young adults and children.</p> <p>Conducts programming for children and teens including preschool storytime and Mother Goose storytime.</p> <p>Plans Summer Reading Programs and events Works with teen and adult volunteers and Teen Advisory Group.</p> <p>Orders new materials and weeds current materials.</p>

    Past Work Experience
    Phoenix Public Library, South Mountain Community Library (Public Library)
    Circulation Attendant
    Phoenix, AZ
    2011 - 2012

    Phoenix Public Library, Ironwood Branch (Public Library)
    Library Page
    Phoenix, AZ
    2009 - 2011


    MLIS, Public libraries, youth services, 2012
    University of Arizona

    BS, anthropology, 1999
    University of Utah