At this next researcher-educator meetup, we will be joined by PhD candidate Sharon Colvin from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. This month, Sharon is defending her dissertation, “Who are the adults who work with youth? Understanding the occupational identities of library and afterschool workers in the context of the learning ecosystem”.

Looking at library workers as youth workers and youth workers as a key part of the learning ecosystem, Sharon will discuss the main findings from her work and the implications for youth workers.

We will also be joined by Kristin Morgan, Digital Learning Lead Librarian, and Kelly Rottmund, Teen Services Coordinator for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Kristin and Kelly will be talking about their work supporting youth during the COVID pandemic and what plans they have for post-pandemic youth library services.

This meetup is for educators who are interested in research and researchers who are interested in practice. Erin Gatz will send out the zoom details leading up to the meetup date.