2012 Eureka Fellow: Kelly Tyler
During my eight-year tenure with the Los Angeles Public Library, I have done a wide variety of things I was never taught in library school including teaching teens how to make popcorn balls, playing the ukulele during kid’s story time, talking to a time traveler about how to save the world, and defusing a dry ice explosive. My library-related interests include teen advocacy, library leadership, and community building in both physical and virtual space. I’m currently working on her my writing project, a co-edited book for YALSA and ALA Editions tentatively titled Intellectual Freedom for Teens: A Practical Guide for YA and School Librarians.
At home, I spend time with my very active toddler Julian and sometimes talk shop with my academic librarian husband Ken. I like to cook and hate doing laundry almost as much as I hate writing my own bios. Though I’ll miss my family dearly while in San Jose, I’m looking forward to meeting the other Eureka! Leadership fellows in September.