Johnson City (Tennessee) Public Library”s Librarian-in-Training program is a 15-week program for children ages nine to twelve that provides an overview of library occupations and services. Children spend two hours in each department of the library, as well as attend a board meeting, over the fifteen sessions, to see how all of the parts contribute to the whole.

In this interactive and informative program, learn how to adapt this program for your library, and share your knowledge and enthusiasm with potential future librarians.

Specifically, attendees will learn to:
Adapt the basic components of the Librarian-in-Training program to fit your individual library’s needs
Promote the program within your own organization and gather staff buy-in for participation
Formulate an outreach plan to target specific interested children

Original broadcast August 11, 2020

Biography ~ Jennifer Johnson
Jennifer Johnson has worked with the Youth Services department of the Johnson City Public Library in Tennessee for the past seven years. She has held her current position of School Age Program Coordinator for three years. Her background is in English Literature and Early Childhood Education, both of which have served her well in the library field. She loves working with children and helping them develop a love of reading and learning.