Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"Kelly Czarnecki is one of the most thoughtful and committed teen librarians I know. Not only is she innovative in her approaches to serving young people, she also acts as a generous and tireless mentor for newer professionals. I particularly admire her willingness to talk about difficult topics and her representation of the concerns of our least enfranchised citizens." -- Wendy Stephens, high school Librarian, Ph.D.

"Kelly Czarnecki is dynamic leader in the library field who constantly stays abreast of the latest technology and trends. Whether it's coaching a reluctant teen or mentoring a new colleague, Kelly is generous with
her time and on target with her feedback when it comes to drawing out talent in individuals." -Angela Haigler, Marketing/Communications Specialist, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library



Master of Science in Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Education in Educational Policy Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lancaster University in Lancaster, UK (spring semester)

College of Lake County
Grayslake, IL


Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, ImaginOn
Charlotte, NC
Teen Lead Librarian
·      Librarian Lead for ImaginOn Teen Services
·  Mentors colleagues on library processes and professional opportunities
·      Performs outreach activities with organizations such as the local jail
·      Performs computer help and animation/music creation studio service
·      Plans and develops programs and experiences for and with teens related to their passions and interests
Bloomington Public Library
Bloomington, IL
Young Adult Librarian
·      Planned programs and experiences for and with teens
·      Provided collection development for teens and in the career center
·      Served on the Adult Services reference desk
·      Networked with community organizations and schools
Undergraduate Library, University of Illinois
Urbana, IL
Graduate Assistant
·      Taught workshops on using library and information resources
·      Provided evening and weekend supervision of the library and staff
·      Completed special projects (assisted Library Instruction Coordinator)