SILS Alumna, Jacqueline Dunlap, new Teen Librarian

February 6, 2013

Jacquiline DunlapJacqueline Dunlap, a 2012 graduate of UNC at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, is the new teen librarian at East Regional Library, one of the libraries in the Wake County Public Library system. As teen librarian, Dunlap will provide services to the library’s teen patrons and run events for this age group.

“I am looking forward to getting to know and serve a great group of teens and work with so many wonderful colleagues at East Regional and throughout Wake County Public Library,” Dunlap said.

As an example of an event Dunlap will lead, in February, the East Regional Library will host a Teen Video Challenge, in which teens compete with others across North Carolina to create a short video interpreting this year's Summer Reading Program "Beneath the Surface." In addition, throughout the month, there will be a Mardi Gras mask-making event, World Food Night and a graphic novel discussion.

Dunlap credits her SILS education for helping prepare her to perform well in this job.

“SILS helped prepare me for this position through courses like 'Administration of Youth Services' with Brian Sturm, 'Young Adult Literature' with Sandra Hughes-Hassell and 'Seminar in Public Libraries' with Ron Bergquist,” said Dunlap.

For more information about upcoming events, visit: http://www.wakegov.com/libraries/events/Pages/teens.aspx#/?i=1