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Camden Tadhg
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Hi everybody.  I'm Camden Tadhg.  You may know me as the person whe sends you a million annoying LSYC-related emails :)  I'm currently chair of the Website committee by virtue of the fact that the website lives on the Colorado State Library server and I have admin access.  Someday in the not too distant future, I'm going to get organized and have a meeting.  And, of course, everyone else could always stage a coup and un-appoint me as chair!

I am the Youth Institutions Consultant for the Colorado State Library which basically means I help the Division of Youth Corrections (DYC), the Department of Corrections (DOC), the Colorado Mental Health Institute (CMHI), and the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) run their libraries for youth who reside in state-run institutions.  There are 10 public DYC facilities, 1 youth DOC facility, 1 youth CMHI facility and 2 libraries at CSDB.   My libraries run the gamut from an oversized closet full of books run by a volunteer to a two story 21st century school library facility staffed with a certified school media specialist.  My populations include both pre and post adjudicated youth and youth who are not involved in the judicial system and range in size from 19 to 280 youth. 

Michelle Chrzanowski
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Hello All!  I am Michelle Chrzanowski (easy pronunciation: shin-ow-ski) and I am the Teen Outreach Specialist for the Newport News Public Library System.  Lately, I have been pulled into a branch to be their Youth Services staff member, so I now do everything from Storytime to school age programs to teen programs and add a bit of outreach into that mix.  One thing that I have been able to maintain is my book group at the Juvenile Detention Center in Newport News.  I go there twice a month during the school year and host a book group with the female residents (some Post-D).  It has gone so well that the staff now wants me to create a group for the boys.  I am also hoping to train their staff on using some of the public library resources and I would also like to work on making their library a bit better (It currently is a shelving unit in the English classroom).

Some of my hobbies include anything to do with tech and watching anime and reading graphic novels and manga. I am basically a geeky library girl.

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