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Tasha Squires

Downers Grove School District 58
Teacher Librarian - O'Neill Middle School

2015 Follett Challenge winner, Tasha Squires started her career as a Young Adult Librarian in a large public library district serving a diverse Southwestern suburb of Chicago, Illinois, where she spent many hours booktalking in and working with the middle and high schools in the area.  Later, she made the move to school libraries and is currently the Teacher Librarian at O’Neill Middle School in Downers Grove, IL where she spends her days engaging students and teachers in the process of furthering their 21st-century skills and developing a love for reading. She is the author of Library Partnerships: Making Connections Between School and Public Libraries published by Information Today, INC. She is the creator and main contributor of the blog www.booksinthemiddle.wordpress.com, as well as a booktalking podcast of the same name at http://www.buzzsprout.com/229361 and you can contact her on Twitter @tasquires or through email tasquires66@gmail.com. She welcomes comments and conversations.