106: Jessica Anne Bratt

Steve chats with Jessica Anne Bratt, a branch manager at the Grand Rapids Public Library, about fandoms, library-school partnerships, working in youth services, and #Libraries4BlackLives.

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Jessica Anne Bratt is a Branch Manager at The Grand Rapids Public Library. She began a partnership (DigiBridge) between Grand Rapids Public Schools and the Grand Rapids Public Libraries, which received her a 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker Award. She has presented nationally on collaborations between schools and libraries, engaging teens in literacy through technology, and reader’s advisory gap for tweens and young adults. She is also serving on the 2018 Coretta Scott King Book Award Jury Committee. Her other whimsical adventures include playing piano, writing professional book reviews, and playing Fantasy War Tactics.

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