Heather Love Beverley

16997852_10158394669535531_5647325278538923560_nHeather Love Beverley is the Assistant Manager of Youth Services at Cook Memorial Public Library District in Libertyville/Vernon Hills, Illinois. She was a 2012 ALA Emerging Leader, sponsored by PLA; a 2011 Team Member of ILEADU: 21st Century Technology Tool Institute for Illinois Library Staff; and a 2010 Synergy: Illinois Library Leadership Initiative participant.  

Helping others is Heather B’s true passion; she loves sharing the joy of learning with both her community and her fellow library workers. At her library, she plans and presents a wide variety of programming for all age levels, covering everything from STEM to storytimes to crafts to DIY workshops. In her free time, she volunteers on state and national library committees, and teacher various technology classes at other libraries. In addition, Heather B is also a co-creator of KitchenSinkRA.com, a blog that seeks to match a person’s non-book interests to a book.

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Upcoming Presentations and Webinars
Thursday, February 7, 2019: Science and Math in Storytimes Webinar for the Missouri State Library.

Friday, May 3, 2019: Alt RA: Using Video Games, Apps, Music, Movies, YouTube, and TV Shows as Reader’s Advisory at Illinois Library Association’s Reaching Forward Conference

Conferences, Presentations, Webinars
2018 YALSA Symposium: Alt RA: Using Video Games, Apps, Music, Movies, YouTube, and TV Shows as Reader’s Advisory.
2018 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference:Alt RA: Using Video Games, Apps, Music, Movies, YouTube, and TV Shows as Reader’s Advisory.
2018 ALA Annual Conference: Beyond the Bots: Teen STEM Programs on the Cheap, sponsored by YALSA (Planned, but not presented)
2017 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference: Fun, Fearless and Affordable STEM @ Your Library Presentation
2017 Missouri State Library Webinar: STEM and STEAM for Children
2017 RAILS Sponsored Staff Development Day: STEM Programming on a Dollar Store Budget
2017 WebJunction Webinar: From Tots to Teens: STE(A)M-Powered Ideas for Programming
2016 ALA Annual Conference ALSC Hot Topic Session: 52 Weeks of STEM @ Your Library
2016 PLA Virtual Conference: 52 Weeks of STEM @ Your Library
2016 PLA Conference: 52 Weeks of STEM @ Your Library
2015 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference: 52 Weeks of STEM @ Your Library
2015 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference: Ignite Public-School Library Collaboration Presentation
2014 Reaching Forward Conference: App Discovery Presentation
2014 Guest Speaker for RLA-CE, App Discovery
2014 Illinois Library Association Conference: Presenting for Librarians 101 – Yes, You can Do It Presentation
2013 ALA Annual: Project Sheldon: The Participatory Library App, LITA sponsored Presentation
2013 On the Frontlines Conference: There’s an App for That Presentation
2013 Illinois Library Association Conference The Power of “Yes”: Creating Successful Partnerships between Public and School Libraries Poster Session
2013 Illinois Library Association Conference: Fire Up Your Teen Programming @ Anylibrary Illinois Presentation
2013 Illinois Library Association Conference: Best (and Not So Best) Practices in Social Media Presentation
2012 Illinois Library Association Conference: Cross-Library Collaboration: Around the Corner and Across the State! Presentation

Professional Involvement
STEM in Libraries ALA Member Initiative Group Co-Leader
2018-2019 ALSC Notable Children’s Digital Media Committee Member
2017-2019 YALSA Division and Membership Promotion Committee Member
2018 YALSA Summer Learning Task Force
2018 YALSA Chair of the Teen Tech Week Committee
2017 YALSA Achievement Recognition Taskforce Member
2016-2018 Illinois Library Association Awards Committee Member
2016-2017 ALSC Chair of the Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Board
2016-2017 YALSA Midwinter Paper Presentation Planning Committee
2017 Illinois Library Association conference committee
2016-2017 Illinois Library Association Awards Committee
2013-2015 YALSA Popular Paperbacks Committee member
2013 YALSA Annual Conference Marketing & Local Arrangements Committee Chair
2012-2014 PLA Leadership Development Task Force Member
2012 YALSA Annual Conference Marketing & Local Arrangements Committee
2013 Illinois State Library On the Front Lines Conference Planning Committee
2010-2012 Illinois Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee Member

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