Welcoming Erika Long to The Niblings!

h1 June 29th, 2020 by jules


Many of you 7-Imp readers may know that I am part of a Facebook page and Twitter feed that serves as a resource page of sorts in the field of children’s literature. It’s called The Niblings, and I share it with other bloggers. Here’s the low-down (from back in 2013 when it was started).

We Niblings would like to welcome librarian extraordinaire Erika Long to our social media presence. This means that Erika will join us in sharing posts of interest in the field of children’s and YA lit. Erika’s social media presence is one of my favorites in this world, and I’m so pleased she’s joining us.

Erika is an alumna of The University of Tennessee Knoxville and a school librarian in Metro Nashville Public Schools. She is a member of ALA, AASL, Tennessee Library Association (TLA), and the Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL). She serves on the board of AASL and TLA. She is a two-time AASL Social Media Superstar finalist; was part of the ALA Presidential Initiative: Fight for School Libraries; chaired the AASL Presidential Initiative Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; sits on ALA’s United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Task Force and the University of Tennessee Knoxville SIS Alumni Advisory Board; and has served on multiple committees of member associations. Erika has had the privilege of sharing knowledge and expertise at state and national library and literacy conferences. She has previously blogged for the Horn Book and TASL Talks and has a vignette in Promoting African American Writers: Library Partnerships for Outreach, Programming, and Literacy (Libraries Unlimited, 2021). Starting in July, she will be Secretary/Treasurer of AASL and President of TLA.

To connect with Erika on her own individual feeds, she’s on Twitter @erikaslong and Instagram @notyomamaslibrarian. And to follow her at The Niblings, visit our Facebook page, as well as our Twitter feed.

Here is a video, produced by ALA, of Erika at work.



Welcome, Erika!

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