Ingrid Henny Abrams is a school librarian, Speaker/Panelist for hire, and wearer of ridiculously cheerful clothing.
I have recently embarked on a brand new career track as a school librarian at an independent school in NYC. However, most of my librarianing has been spent as a public children’s librarian in NYC (2008-2015). Before that, I was a librarian at one of the United States’ last few private, subscription libraries. I am one of the American Library Association’s Emerging Leaders of 2012. I’m Director-at-Large of ALA’s GLBT Round Table and a proud former member of the Rainbow Book Project Committee (February 1, 2013, to January 31, 2015). Along with Natalie Binder, I am a co-creator of Libraries Changed My Life.
For several years, I was an admin of Librarian Wardrobe, created by Nicole Pagowsky.
And before all this? I did serious time as a:
- Childcare Worker (Professional Diaper Changer)
- Mommy and Me instructor
- Children’s Theatre Instructor/Director/Wrangler
People hire me to speak all the time! I’ve yapped my trap for the New Members Round Table of ALA, for New Jersey Library Association, Ontario Library Association, School Library Journal, Book Riot and others. Hey, I’d like to speak for your organization, too! Find me here.
Want to know more? OK, stalker. You can read about me at Slate, Librarian Wardrobe, YA Librarian Tales, American Libraries Magazine, GLBT News, this piece on the importance of school libraries, Save NYC Libraries, Programming Librarian and Dressed Her Days Vintage.
♥ Oh hey, it should be said that my opinions, while almost always on point, do not necessarily reflect those of my employer.
♥ Though I am a children’s librarian, my blog may or may not be suitable for kids to read. Go read them a nice book, instead. Or wouldn’t a nice walk in the park be nice?