Writing

"Kelly Czarnecki was a memorably dedicated student, and she has gone on to multiple professional successes in her youth services career.  Her work in and thoughtful publications about gaming have contributed to an expanded understanding of what libraries should do for their communities." -Kate McDowell, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois


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June 2006-present                            
YALSA blog
Blog contributor about issues pertinent to Young Adults and Libraries

February 2015-present
VOYA Tag Team Tech Columnist


February 2016
VOYA
Co-author "Calling All Campers!" article


August 2015

VOYA
Author "Never Give Up: Help Teens Grow Into Their Adult Lives Successfully" article


2014-2015
YALSA task force Co-author "Teen Programming Guidelines" manual


October 2014

VOYA
Co-author  "Teen Fashion Apprentice" article


August/September 2014

ALA Library Technology Reports: Digital Media Labs in Libraries
Co-author "Studio i" article


February 2014
VOYA
Co-author “Never Too New!: Gaming in Malaysia and Indonesia" article

January 2014
YALSA Writing Award. Best post on YALSAblog between Dec 2012 and Nov 2013
Co-author "Serving Homeless Teens: What You Need to Know" blog post series


February 2004-December 2014                
Voice of Youth Advocates, VOYA
Book Reviewer for Young Adult fiction and non-fiction books
April 2007-December 2012
School Library Journal
The Gaming Life Column Editor and Author
Wrote and edit about gaming and all its formats for youth
July 2012
The Participatory Cultures Handbook
Co-author for chapter “Leveraging Digital Media to Create a Participatory Learning Culture among Incarcerated Youth”
2011
Everyone Plays at the Library: Creating Great Gaming Experiences
Book Review


November 2010
School Library Journal
"Public Libraries by Design: Creating teen-friendly spaces with a gaming area" article


October 2010
School Library Journal
"National Gaming Day: a fun way to bring your community together in the library" article


May 2010
Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (ten vol. set)
Co-author “Fashion in Immersive Environments” article
March 2010
Neal Schuman
Author Tech Set #9: Gaming in Libraries book

Spring 2010
HaYidion: The RAVSAK Journal
Author “The Public Library as a Center for Technological Creativity” article


October 2009
ALA TechSource Library Technology Reports
Digital Storytelling in Practice monograph

August 2009
Voice of Youth Advocates, VOYA
Author “Mentoring Over Movies and Music: Studio i-Style” article
2009
Libraries Unlimited
Developing a social networking program at your library”, More than MySpace: How Public Libraries Can Embrace Social Networking to Connect with Teens
Author for chapter on social networking for teens
2009
YALS Winter
Author “Dream It Do It: At the Library!” article


2009
YALS Fall
Co-Author "YA Q&A: Expert Advice on Tough Teen Services Questions" article
October 2006-July 2009
Eye4You Alliance Island
Blog contributor and manager for issues pertaining to the Teen Second Life island, Eye4You Alliance
June 2006-June 2009                         
YAttitudes
Gaming Column Writer for online YALSA newsletter
Wrote about video, computer, board and card games for libraries

October 2008
School Library Journal
"Shared Worlds: Where creative writing, art, and game design come together" article


October 2008
Information Today
Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries:Librarians and Educators in Second Life and Other Multi-User VirtualEnvironments
Author for chapter on Teen Second Life
September/October 2008
Multimedia & Internet @ Schools
Author “Virtual Environments and K12 Education: A Tour of the Possibilities Part 2” article

July /August 2008
Multimedia & Internet @ Schools
Author “Virtual Environments and K12 Education: A Tour of the Possibilities Part 1”

May/June 2008
Multimedia & Internet @ Schools
Author “The Real and the Virtual: Intersecting Communities at the Library” article

July 2005-April 2008
Game On: Games in Libraries
Blog contributor for news stories related to gaming and libraries
March 2008
Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services
Author “Building Community as a Library in a 3D Environment” article
Spring 2008
Internet Reference Services
Quarterly, 13(2-3), p 167-195
Author “Exploring Virtual
Librarianship: Second Life Library 2.0” article
Winter 2008
YALSA
Co-author “Top Fifty Gaming Core Collection Titles” article
February 2008
School Library Journal
Co-author "Machinima Goes Mainstream" article


March 2007
Booklist
Author “Books for Teen Gamers” article

January 2007
School Library Journal
Co-author “Meet the New You: In Teen Second Life, librarians can leap tallbuildings in a single bound and save kids from boring assignments-all before lunch” cover article
November 2003-August 2007       
School Library Journal
Book reviewer

2007
Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Community Online by Meredith Farkas
Contributor to “Social Software Applications in Libraries for Teens” chapter



September/October 2006
ALA TechSource: Library Technology Reports: Expert Guides to Library Systems and Services
Co-Author, "Case Study: Bloomington Public Library" article for Gaming & Libraries: Intersection of Services issue









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