109: Renee Grassi

Steve chats with Renee Grassi, Youth Services Manager at Dakota County Library System in Dakota County, Minnesota, about her path to librarianship, library services to people with disabilities, and learning to lead.

Renee Photo

Renee Grassi is an award-winning librarian and nationally recognized leader in library services for children with disabilities, and was named a 2012 Library Journal Mover & Shaker for her work in this area. Renee has been a member of the ALSC Committee for Library Service to Special Population Children and their Caregivers and one of the founding Board Members of Illinois’s Targeting Autism Forum. She was also one of the founding members of SNAILS—an Illinois networking group dedicated to developing more accessible libraries to children and teens with disabilities. She considers herself an advocate for social justice and works to make libraries inclusive for all. Renee is currently the Youth Services Manager at Dakota County Library System in Dakota County, Minnesota.


Renee’s site
Renee’s first appearance on Circulating Ideas (Episode 11)
ALA Leadership Institute
PLA Leadership Academy

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11: LJ Movers and Shakers 2012, Part One

Steve speaks with a selection of the 2012 Library Journal Movers & Shakers.

Renee Grassi
Youth Services Librarian
Deerfield Public Library, Deerfield, IL

Jennifer LaGarde
Myrtle Grove Middle School, Wilmington, NC

Stephen X. Flynn
Emerging Technologies Librarian
College of Wooster Libraries, OH

Jordana Vincent
Collection Development Librarian
Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO

Leah White
Reader Services Librarian
Northbrook Public Library, IL