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Hi! I’m Manuela Aronofsky. I have my Master of Science in Library & Information Science from Pratt Institute (2019), with a concentration in Youth, Literacy, and Outreach. I currently work as the Middle School Technology Integrator, and 5th Grade Digital Essentials teacher at The Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn. Last year, I was Berkeley Carroll’s Middle School Library Assistant – (see my blog of school library photos here!) and I’m excited to be working now at the intersection of youth technology, and youth libraries.

My other library-related interests include: youth data and digital literacy; expanding inclusivity and cultural competency in the school library environment; coordinating volunteer work with the Prison Library Support Network; art librarianship, and teaching the act of reading as a community-building experience.

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I have also worked as a research assistant for ‘Exploring Data Worlds at the Public Library’ – an IMLS-funded project on youth data literacy. I was a Graduate Assistant at the Pratt Libraries for two years, primarily responsible for implementing a Collection Development project, and I worked for over a year in Technical Services (also at the Pratt Libraries).

Beyond libraries, I have 10+ years professional experience in independent bookstores (my second love!) – including most recently as a manager at New York City’s Strand Book Store.

This site includes a résumé of my various work experiences, examples of library-centered projects completed during my MLIS, professional projects implemented in the school library environment, as well as information on my professional and volunteer history.

Please send me a message at: manuela.aronofsky@gmail.com, or via my contact page for any further questions.