- Julia Jorgensen, the Librarian at Cape Central High School (MO). This school is officially my favorite high school to date. Julia and the Cape Central administrators do fabulous things at their HS library. Active teen participation is their key ingredient! Julia says, “It’s about what the students want, not about what a middle-aged librarian wants.” Mike Cowan, Principal of Cape Central frequently hosts alumni tours of their campus. He beams with pride as his guests enter the student-designed, student-friendly facility declaring, “My friends, this is not your father’s library.”
- Peg Burington, Assistant Director/Young Adult Coordinator, Waupaca Area Public Library (WI). In 2002, Peg brought together a group of students that eventually became the Student Library Advisory Group, SLAG. This group was essential in creating The New Improved Best Cellar, a 1400 sq. ft. teen area, launched in March 2006. The first Best Cellar came to life in 1998.
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