Community Engagement, Leadership, Personnel Management & Programming
What do you need to know? Children’s Supervisors juggle onboarding and supporting staff, scheduling staff, programming, and outreach…and a lot more. Learn the basics you need to run a successful children’s department.
Learn the steps to successfully onboard new children’s staff and support them in their roles.
Learn tips on creating a work schedule and a programming schedule that meets the needs of their community.
Learn how to connect with community resources such as local schools, childcare centers, and nonprofit agencies.
Julia Boxler is the Youth Programming Manager at Cuyahoga County Public Library. In her role, she has led programming from birth to age 18 and has been an integral lead in a number of youth initiatives at CCPL. Julia’s work includes the expansion and re-imagination of homework services, the creation of a new avenue of programming to assist youth who struggle to meet the third-grade reading guarantee, the coordination of Parent Engagement programming, including a kindergarten readiness initiative, and the ongoing creation of partnerships with local organizations to support youth with special needs and their families. Julia's ability to get the most out of her budget has provided the resources necessary to implement her various programs.
Maria Trivisonno is the Family Engagement Specialist for Cuyahoga County Public Library in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. She started paging at CCPL when she was 16 years old and served as a children’s assistant, teen librarian, and children’s department head throughout the years. Maria received a Laura Bush 21st Century “Youth Services, Librarians, and Museums—A New Vision of Learning” scholarship funded by the federal Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in Washington, D.C. to get her MLIS at Kent State University, graduating in 2011. She is a member of the advisory board of the Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth, is co-chair of ALSC’s Intellectual Freedom Committee, and the current chair of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction.