I have over 20 years’ public library experience in TPL at all levels from page to services specialist. I am currently a Youth Service Specialist at Maria A. Schucka Library. My priority and goal at TPL has been to encourage and develop diverse and reflective programming for youth. As such I developed an all black young professional panel and a weekly LGBTQ+ youth after school program. I have redeveloped youth programming, standards and metrics at the branches I work in order to address service gaps and provide better service to youth. I have focused my work in creating community relationships, local partnerships and staff confidence in working with youth.