My name is Alison Young. This is my professional portfolio. My aspiration is to become a librarian, serving young adults and older. This portfolio is here to show you what are my professional intentions: I love programming and I desire to develop more programs and collections for people often overlooked, those that are transitioning from adolescence to adulthood. I would also like to utilize my technical skills to promote the arts and literature within the library world. I also want to coordinate with different departments and group to create social justice programming for wide audiences.
I originally was going to go into the secondary teacher route. In the Fall of 2010, I attended the University of the Rio Grande Valley (then known as the University of Texas Pan-American.) I majored English with a Minor in Fine Art. Along the way of pursuing my Bachelor’s, I started working part-time as a bookshelver in my local library. That was where I made the discovery that I loved the library world and all its potential. At the end of my graduation, I chose not to pursue my teacher certification. Instead, I went to Texas Woman’s University in the Fall of 2017. Along the way, I was moved to full-time as a reference indexing assistant at my library.
I became a library school student with the intention of working in public libraries.