Fellowship awarded to youth librarian
October 25, 2010
Granby Library’s Youth Services Librarian Tegan Davis was recently awarded a fellowship to pursue a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) at the University of Denver in the Morgridge College of Education. Davis is one of ten fellowship recipients nationwide who began this two-year program in September. The fellowships were awarded to applicants who provided evidence of potential excellence in early childhood librarianship.
As a specialization, the University of Denver is one of the first MLIS programs in the country to develop coursework and learning experiences in consultation with public libraries, child development and early education partners. The primary goal of this project is to increase the number of degreed librarians who are prepared to serve the early literacy needs of very young children (0-5 years), caregivers, families, educators and community coalitions in Colorado.
Davis, a Grand County native, is a graduate of Middle Park High School and Colorado State University. Before joining the Grand County Library District she held a variety of jobs in the Fraser Valley including alpine racing coach at Winter Park Resort and head of reservations at Snow Mountain Ranch. She has traveled to fifteen countries, worked for both a hikers hut in Germany and heli-ski company in New Zealand. She found her niche as Youth Services Librarian at the Granby Library two years ago, and continues to offer story hour and after school programs to local children two days per week where she has a loyal following.