The Perfect Equation for Summer Reading Success: School + Public Librarians

Jen C. Cannell and Mary Fellows share tips for successful collaboration between school and public librarians to create programs to keep students reading over the summer months.

About the Authors

Jen C. Cannell, EdD, serves as the School Library System and Arts Coordinator for Capital Region BOCES in Albany, NY, where she provides supports and services to school librarians, teachers, and administrators across 24 school districts. Jen’s career began in Fairport, NY, where she was a middle school librarian and was awarded the Crystal Apple for teacher of the year by her colleagues. Jen recently completed her doctorate in educational leadership at the Sage Colleges.

Mary Fellows, MLS, is manager of youth and family services at Upper Hudson Library System in Albany, NY. She earned her master's in library science from Indiana University. Fellows is editor of the publication Smart Training, Smart Librarians: Competency-Based Training for Youth Services and in 2011-2012 served as president of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

MLA Citation Cannell, Jen C., and Mary Fellows. "The Perfect Equation for Summer Reading Success: School + Public Librarians." School Library Connection, August 2018,

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