Consulting

Katie’s expertise in community collaborations, outreach, collection development, mindfulness, strategic planning, and bilingual programming are valuable assets in her consulting work for libraries and nonprofits. Contact Katie for more information if you are interested in learning how she can help your organization adapt its services to become more responsive to changing community needs. To provide a sense of Katie’s experience, examples of selected past projects are listed below.

Client: Clark County Public Schools

The Be Project. PreK and elementary subject matter expert in the development of a mindfulness initiative within the Clark County (KY) school district. Contributions include co-writing the mindfulness curriculum for educators PreK – high school, mentoring educators in their understanding of the science of mindfulness and development of personal practice, and working directly with PreK and elementary students. (current project)

Client: Bullitt County Public Library

Strategic Planning: In partnership with Senior Consultant Libby Alexander of Saturn Consulting. (current project)

Client: Library of Virginia

Selected Projects

Early Literacy Centers Translation: Translation from English to Spanish of parent activities that accompany ten early literacy centers created by the Library of Virginia. (2015)

Day by Day VA: A Website Translation and Localization ProjectDevelopment of a Spanish version of the Library of Virginia’s online family literacy calendar Day by Day VA.  This project included translating all English content to Spanish; locating high-quality books, videos and websites to replace current English content; and updating all changes in monthly XML files. (2013 – 2015)

Client: First Book

Selected Projects

Healthy Feelings and Relationships Tip SheetsDevelopment in collaboration with experts from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) of tip sheets for educators and parents of elementary school children. These tip sheets, which accompany books available through the First Book marketplace, present discussion topics and activities designed to aid in the development of social-emotional skills. (2016)

English Language Learner Tip Sheets: Development of tip sheets for educators working with English Language Learners to use in conjunction with five books from First Book’s Latino Interest books. (2015)

Latino Children’s Literature Tip Sheets: Development of tip sheets for educators and parents to use in conjunction with ten books from First Book’s Latino Culture and Heritage Collection for Elementary School book collection. (2014)

Client: Hamilton East Public Library

Strategic Planning: In partnership with Senior Consultant Libby Alexander of Saturn Consulting. This accelerated strategic planning project utilized creative staff engagement to shift the internal culture from being internally focused to being community driven, while simultaneously establishing the organization’s mission, vision and principles. (2014)

Client: Librarianship Upgrades for Children and Youth Services (LUCY) project at Old Dominion University’s Darden College of Education.

Cuéntame un cuento!: Latino Cultural Inclusion in Juvenile Collections: This webinar introduces participants to resources useful for increasing the inclusion of high-quality materials that positively present Latino culture in their juvenile collections.  Important authors/illustrators, publishers, and review sources are shared, as well as examples of excellent books by and about Latinos. (2013)