Trends Impacting the Local Library — Boston Public Library
Annie J. Hochheiser, Sarah Wargin, and Mao Yang, 2023 Showcase
Trends Impacting the Local Library: This presentation details how well the Boston Public Library stacks up to current public library trends and how well they meet their community’s needs. Under a racial equity framework, various library services were examined to see how well the library meets these needs. This was accomplished with course content as a guiding framework in evaluating how well the library serves an increasingly diverse population.
Annie J. Hochheiser is in her final year of the MLIS program at SJSU. Her studies are focused on youth services in public libraries. An east coast resident, Annie works as a full-time children’s librarian in the greater Boston area. She holds a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature from Goldsmiths, University of London and a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Annie resides in Salem, MA with her boyfriend and pet bunny, Gizmo, who enjoys books (when he can nibble on them).
Sarah Wargin (she/they) is a non-binary librarian based in Northern Wisconsin. They enjoy nature hikes, reading, photography, and spending time with friends and family.
Mao Yang: “I am the first in my family to be in a graduate program. I’m passionate about self-improvement, specifically through learning.”