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Nancy Snyder

Reviewer of Board Books, Picture Books, Beginning Reader Books

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About Nancy J. Snyder

As a young girl, Nancy rode her bike to the Carnegie Public Library located in her small hometown in Ohio. Since her childhood, public libraries, books, and reading have been a part of her family and professional life. As a mother, teacher, storyteller, and librarian, Nancy has strived to connect and share books with young people from birth through young adults. For ten years, Nancy has facilitated Kid Lit for Adults, a monthly informal book discussion of quality children’s literature.

Education:

Nancy earned a Bachelor of Arts from Bowling Green State University, Masters in Education from Central State University, and a Masters in Library and Informational Studies from University of North Caroline, Greensboro.

Employment:

Nancy is currently the Evergreen and Maya Angelou Branch Manager of the Wichita Public Library in Kansas. Other positions have included: Children's Manager of Morrison Regional Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, NC; Youth Specialist at Steele Creek and South County Regional Branches of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, NC; Youth Specialist at Dixon-Homestead Public Library, Emerson Public Library, and Haworth Public Library in New Jersey; Teacher of children with special needs for Edmond Public Schools in Oklahoma.

Related Services/Achievements:

  • Newbery Committee Member 2010-11
  • ALSC Public Awareness Committee 2007-09
  • Reader’s Club Reviewer Spotlight 2008
  • Nina Lyon Spirit Award 2006
  • Project Coordinator County-wide Library Campaign 2005-06
  • Caldecott Committee Member 2003-04
  • Kid Lit for Adults facilitator 2003-present
  • Direcor’s Award Recipient @ PLCMC 2001
  • Book Hive reviewer 2000-2009

Memberships

  • American Library Association
  • Association for Library Services to Children
  • Young Adult Library Services Association
  • Kansas Library Association
  • Wichita Area Library Association
  • United States Board on Books for Young People
  • Freedom to Read Foundation

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