Professional Activity

Anna Grace Mickelsen
Reference Librarian


"Reader's Advisory for a New Age: Social Media and Tech Tools." Webinar presented with Kaite Stover, Feb 27, 2014.

"Collection Development 2020." Panel member at Library Journal Day of Dialog, New York, NY, May 29, 2013.

"Full-Frontal Shelving: Erotica in the Library." Presentation with Kristi Chadwick at the New York Library Association Conference, Public Libraries Section, Hyde Park, NY, May 3, 2013.

"The Great Nonfiction Readalike: If You Like This, You'll LOVE That!" Presentation with Alene Moroni, Stephanie Chase, Kaite Stover, and Robin Nesbitt at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, June 24, 2012.

"Alterna-Lit for Teens." Presentation with Andrea Bunker and Anne Hird at the New England Library Association Annual Conference, Hartford, CT, October 18-20 2009.

Guest Posts

"Materials for LGBTQ Teens in the Public Library." Gay YA. June 12, 2013.

"The Case for Volunteering." Letters to a Young Librarian. March 29, 2012.

"Take a Hike!" Letters to a Young Librarian. October 21, 2011.


"Reference How-To: Researchers' Advisory." Library Journal. November 1, 2014: 14-16.

"And the Audie Goes To... Collection Development: Award-Winning Narrations." Library Journal. August 1, 2014: 40-42.

"Librarians’ Best Books of 2011: Meghan O’Rourke’s The Long Goodbye." Library Journal. November 11, 2011.


"Best Books of 2012 (Part One)." Circulating Ideas Episode 20 (podcast audio). January 2013.

"Life Behind the Reference Desk." YA Librarian Tales. June 10, 2011.


Collection Reflection (with Robin Bradford): "Collection development info and discussion for libraries, authors, and everyone in between."

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