EmailTraining & Development SpecialistSouthern Maryland Regional Library MD - County: SAINT MARY'SAreas of ExpertiseStaff DevelopmentYouth ServicesSTEM in LibrariesAdult Program & ServicesleadershipLibrary ScienceEmployee EngagementCreativity & Innovationcollection developmentResearchGrant writingTeachingChange ManagementSystems ThinkingStaff Supervision & Evaluation Types of Libraries I have worked inPublic About MeI have worked in libraries for over 20 years in many different capacities starting as a shelver with the Mercer County (NJ) libraries back when I was in high school to working in reference and youth services departments with the Brevard County (FL) libraries where I spent over six years as the Head of Youth Services for the Franklin T DeGroodt Memorial Library. I now work as the Training & Development Specialist for the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association and as a lecturer with San Jose State University's iSchool specializing in STEM in Libraries. I have a duel Bachelors in English and Education (emphasis on Secondary Education) from Monmouth University, a Masters in Library and information Studies (concentrating on Leadership and Youth Services) from Florida State University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management (concentration on Creativity and Innovation) from Drexel University. I am very interested in the future of libraries, positive psychology, creativity, and geeking out over Marvel movies, dogs, social media, and fantasy/YA/historical romances. Follow me on Twitter @jhopwood80.