About Me

Please feel free to email me at brycedontplay at gmail dot com

Hi everyone, I'm Bryce.  I work in Washington County, OR, but I have also lived in: La Crosse, WI; Tallahassee, FL; East Lansing, MI (Go Green!); and Downriver Detroit, MI (actually there's a city in it called Woodhaven, but no one knows where that is).

As unbelievable as it may be, I have 2 Master's degrees from Florida State: an M.S. in Literacy Education (I know! Not an M. Ed! I survived stats classes. Me.), and an MLIS.

I developed a whole lotta this content, as well as other professional development based on various Florida curriculum and assessment.

In 2007, I wrote the literature review that became the foundation for this peer-reviewed article with my name on it.

I was a first-round panelist for the inaugural Cybils Award for Book Apps in 2011, and was a second-round panelist in 2012.

I was a member of the Wisconsin Library Association 2012 Conference Local Arrangements committee, and managed the Twitter handle @WLA12Local. We planned the first ever WLA Tweet Crawl, which was attended by over 70 people. I consider it a highlight of my career.

I was named the 2012 Wisconsin Library Association Rising Star and a member of the ALA Emerging Leaders class of 2013  (Check me out.) I wrote an article about my experience in Emerging Leaders for the LIRT newsletter.

I wrote discussion questions for books groups based on Star Wars comics with Abdo Publishing. Stan Lee did an interview with a similar project for the same company, which makes me geek out A LOT.

I was the WLA Youth Services Section representative on the Read On Wisconsin! Literacy Advisory Committee 2013-2014.

I served as the 2014-2016 virtual member of the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation.

I was one of the inaugural community editors for the STAR_Net Libraries Community. STAR_Net is a production of the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Funding provided by the National Science Foundation.

For nearly a year (2014-2015), I literally worked  for beer 3-5 hours every week as Pearl Street Brewery's Social Media Coordinator. I sometimes got to attend brewfests for free in exchange for some tweets, observations, and the occasional pour shift. It was pretty sweet.

For some reason I'm still trying to figure out, I accepted an appointment as the only Youth Services Librarian on the Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Group.  Please share your thoughts on the future of Youth Services here.

I keep adding to this list because I'm one of those people who always forgets what they've done.

Check these out here.

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