My name is Mrs. Yates and I am in my second year as Librarian here at Sterling Middle School Library Resource Center. I have been with District 150 for thirteen years. I am excited to see all the changes happening at our school and in our library. This year we will be concentrating on the Accelerated Reading program and adding a new book club among other exciting activities. I will fully launch EPIC! For Kids school wide, which add's twenty five thousand digital books to our library collection.
My previous Library and research experience:
-3 years as the Library Manager at Harrison Community Learning Center
-4 years as Co-Teacher at Trewyn Day Treatment
-4 years as the Library Manager at Washington Gifted School
-6 years as a Marketing Associate with Mediacom Communications Corporation (Competitive Intelligence)
-2 years as a Children’s Librarian at the Chillicothe Public Library
-6 years as a Business Research Associate at Caterpillar Inc.
-6 years as a Technical Information Associate at Caterpillar Inc.
-2 years at the Peoria Public Library (Reference & Business Departments)
I live in Central Illinois with my husband. My educational backround is in Library Science and Law Enforcement (Forensics). I have a blended family which includes five children, four daughters and one son. I love to travel and I enjoy meeting new people. I love to read! I especially enjoy biographies and love stories. I also enjoy spending time researching new technology tools that can be used in and out of the classroom. I have three beautiful grandchildren that keep me busy in my spare time.