Click on the names of the Student Contributors to read their Reinberger Reviews.
Sarah Bihn is in the M.L.I.S. program at Kent State University and has been a student employee for the Reinberger Children’s Library Center for the past two years. She received her B.A. in Communication from Kent State University and in the past has volunteered with Project Learn as an advocate for adult literacy and life-long learning. Before coming to Kent, Sarah also worked within Buckeye Local Library as a Page and volunteer. She is excited to continue growing her experience through the Reinberger and looks forward to what the future holds.
Kit is in the dual M.L.I.S./M.Ed. Program at Kent State University. She received her B.S. in Paralegal Studies from Daemen College in Amherst, NY. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband and their three pets. As a military wife who moves often, Kit has had the opportunity to see the demand for librarians across the country. Outside of enjoying writing book reviews for the Reinberger Children’s Library Center, Kit loves reading, volunteering for the Smithsonian Transcription Center, and judging Future Engineers’ challenges.
Kayla Hlad is in the M.L.I.S. program and is a student employee at Kent State University. She has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and among other adventures, has enjoyed helping second and third graders become more confident readers through service in Americorps, being a professional nanny, and working in a public library’s homework help center. Her interests revolve around the use of children’s and young adult literature in intentional, youth-led, and equitable programming/outreach to help youth develop early and life-long literacy skills, 21st-century skills, positive social and community connections, and positive self-identities.
Julia Stone is pursuing her M.L.I.S. with a focus on reference and instruction. She is a student employee at Kent State University. Julia received her B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University. She is excited to work at the Reinberger Children’s Library Center again after having served as a Graduate Assistant in 2019. While working at the RCLC, she enjoyed creating children’s book reviews and book displays. Previously, she worked at Chicago Public Libraries and Stark County Law Library. As a Spectrum Scholar, Julia also hopes to advance diversity and inclusion efforts in libraries in her future career.