As mentioned in the about the blog page, I am Rebecca Chernay and I am a library science student. I grew up in Juneau, Alaska, but currently make Portland, Oregon my home (they’re actually very similar in a number of ways). I am a member OR-10 of Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management Distance Learning program. Though my school is in Kansas, I take classes online and have in-class weekends here in Portland. It’s an interesting way to learn and I have very much enjoyed my program thus far.
My goal is to become a youth librarian in a public library. I am not only fascinated with children’s literature, but also with the way children learn how to read and how reading can change their worldview. The reason I would like to work in a public library is because I feel public libraries provide essential services. They provide knowledge and resources to those who may not have anywhere else to go to get them.
When not reading children’s lit, I love to read in general. Because of my childhood in Alaska, I’m also a big fan of the outdoors and enjoy running, snowboarding, biking, and just being outside. I’m also a huge movie fan and can spout off a ridiculous amount of movie trivia.