We all find inspiration in something – often unexpectedly. Shannon Seitz, a member of the LAHS Library staff, found her inspiration recently. Unbeknownst to Shannon, her boss had received a grant from the LAPS Foundation to attend the What’s New in Young Adult Literature Conference, and he wanted Shannon to be the one to go. For Shannon it wasn’t just about selecting new books for the school’s library, rather finding ways to connect with students, supporting teachers’ curriculum, and most importantly helping students and teachers find their own sources of inspiration.

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“I’m inspired by people who are passionate about what they do. At the conference, I was surrounded by people – librarians, teachers – who truly love what they do and who shared how they engage students to make them feel welcome in their libraries or inspire them to read in their classrooms.” –Shannon

“Connecting students and staff with books that interest them inspires me. It feels good, being able to make recommendations to students and staff who come in looking for something to read, and then asking what they thought when the book is returned. It opens up dialog, a relationship is built, ideas are shared. It’s one of my favorite aspects of my job.” –Shannon

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