About Us

Blog team:

Blog Manager:  Kristina Yin, teen volunteer, Teen Advisory Board, Graphic Designer
–Redesign Teens Blog appearance; prepares posts for publication; schedules and publishes posts

Copy Editor:  Ioana Ciuperca, teen volunteer
–Copy edits book reviews, articles, and stories for the Teens Blog and Teen Zine; prepares posts for publication; publishes posts; credits writers

Blog Assistant:  Faith Malicdem, teen volunteer, Teen Advisory Board
–Assists in updating blog tags and posts; prepares posts for publication

Administrator:  Jane Gov, Librarian
–Solicits and approves contributors for articles, photos, and acquire and assign books to reviewers

Contributors:

Teen Blogger

Teens blog about a variety of topics: book reviews, event recaps, book lists, poems, stories, interviews, and opinions.

If you are a teen and interested in writing for us, please email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net. You must live in Pasadena and/or attend our events.

Read more about our Teen Reviewers.

Read about our Teen Zine.

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Jane

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, and volunteers. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member.  A majority of her free time is spent with her corgi Lord Tyrion of Pasadena. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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AnnMarie

“I’m a youth services librarian working in the Children’s Room at the Pasadena Central Library. I purchase juvenile nonfiction books for all sites, juvenile Spanish books for all sites, and juvenile DVDs for the Central Library. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including Lucha Libros, Mother Daughter Book Club, the Kids’ Writing Workshop and Curiosity Machine. I am also in the Infant Toddler Storytimes rotation along with Miss Marie and Ms Jennifer. I love what I do and I love working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations.”

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Deborah

Deborah Takahashi is a Librarian for the Linda Vista and Santa Catalina Branch Libraries and does a little bit of everything including programming for children, teens, and adults, collection management, community outreach, helping patrons with reference questions, and much more! Deborah has an extensive background in Teen Services and is currently blogging for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

When not bouncing all over the place, Deborah loves to cook, read, watch Anime, take pictures of her adorable cats, and Yelp about all the places she visits and eats.

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Nick

Nick is one of our Library Technicians, and he’s the one who buys graphic novels for the library system. In addition, he reads a ton of science fiction, fantasy, history, folk tales and anything else that happens to look interesting. He just got back from telling stories in a cemetery. No, really.

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