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July 15 1A: Book Blitz

Sarah Hunicke


Sarah Hunicke earned her MLIS at URI and is the library media specialist at Portsmouth High School where she puts books in busy students’ hands, helps them rediscover the love of reading, and teaches them information and media literacy skills. Her students run a ProjectLIT Book Club, and she is fortunate to serve as their advisor. When she isn’t reading YA books for the RITBA committee and ProjectLIT, she serves on an AASL awards committee and advocates for school librarians on the RILA Legislative Action Committee and as the SLRI Advocacy chair.

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Alyssa Taft is the teen librarian at Cranston Public Library, and a former school library media specialist. She completed her MLIS at URI where she worked on the IMLS-grant funded project Media Smart Libraries. She has previously served on the Rhode Island Middle School Book Award committee and is an active member of the Rhode Island Teen Book Award Committee.

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