Resume of Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan
11 Church Street, Unit 1, Kingston, NH 03848
www.talestoldtall.com mike@talestoldtall.com (603) 498-0952

Employment
2014 –           Director, Kingston Community Library, Kingston, NH
2013 – 2014  Family Literacy Specialist, Tulsa City-County Library, Tulsa, OK
2013 – 2014  Guest Services, Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum, Tulsa, OK
2011 –           Writer, Leveled Literacy Intervention, Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH
2010              Adjunct Faculty, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Kingston, RI
2009              Interim Director, Rye Public Library, Rye, NH
2007 – 2011  Adjunct Faculty, Simmons College Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Boston, MA
2005 Adjunct Faculty, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
2001 – 2006  Director, Weeks Public Library, Greenland, NH
2000 – 2001  Children’s Library Supervisor, Parlin Memorial Library, Everett, MA
1999 – 2000  Putterham Branch Manager, Public Library of Brookline, Brookline, MA
1994 – 1999  Director, Wiggin Memorial Library, Stratham, NH
1993              Cataloger/Docent, Sandwich Historical Society, Sandwich, NH
1991 – 1993  Director, Nichols Memorial Library, Center Harbor, NH
1990 – 1991  Social Studies Teacher/House Parent, Hampshire Country School, Rindge, NH
1989 – 1993  Camp-In Supervisor/Instructor, Museum of Science, Boston, MA
1989 – 1990  Circulation Assistant, Episcopal Divinity School/Weston School of Theology Libraries, Cambridge, MA

Education
1999              Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Masters of Library and Information Science.
1996-1997     University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Library Science
18 credits towards a Masters of Library Science.
1995              University of New Hampshire, College for Lifelong Learning
Public Library Techniques Certificate.
1989              Harvard University
Bachelor of Arts in History, Cum Laude.

Teaching Experience:
“Organization and Management of Public Libraries.” Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 2007-2011.
“The Reference Interview.” New Hampshire State Library Continuing Education, 2006-2007.
“Storytelling.” Plymouth State University, 2005.
“Boys, Books, and the Library: Making the Connection.” Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science Continuing Ed., 2004-2006.
“Children and Youth Services Overview.” New Hampshire State Library Continuing Education, 2003-2008.
“Programming for Children.” New Hampshire State Library Continuing Education, 2002-2006.

Publication
“It Isn’t About Teaching Your Child to Read.” Public Libraries, March/April 2014.
Raising Boy Readers. Huron Street Press, 2013.
The Fundamentals of Children’s Services. 2nd ed. American Library Association, 2013.
“Never A Dull Moment: Body Piercing? Extreme Sports? Teen Pregnancy? Welcome to the Action-Packed World of Hi/Lo Books.” School Library Journal, February 2012.
Serving Boys Through Reader’s Advisory. American Library Association, 2010.
Escapade Johnson and the Phantom of the Science Fair. PublishingWorks, 2009.
“Boys, Reading and the Culture of Literacy.” Media Spectrum, Spring 2009.
“Book Groups the Way Boys Like’Em.” American Libraries, May 2009.
The Sapphire Knight. PublishingWorks, 2009.
Connecting Boys With Books 2: Closing the Reading Gap. American Library Association, 2009.
Escapade Johnson and the Witches of Belknap County. PublishingWorks, 2008.
Escapade Johnson and the Coffee Shop of the Living Dead. PublishingWorks, 2008.
“Back to School, Back to the Library.” The New Mexico Journal of Reading, Fall 2007.
“If They Only Had the Words: What Boys Would Tell Us About Reading.” Teaching & Learning, Spring 2007.
“Is There Such a Thing as Boys’ Lit?” The New Mexico Journal of Reading, Fall 2006.
Escapade Johnson and Mayhem at Mount Moosilauke. Big Guy Books, 2006.
The Fundamentals of Children’s Services. American Library Association, 2005.
“Why Johnny Doesn’t Read.” School Library Journal, August, 2004.
“The Fragile Future of Public Libraries.” Public Libraries, September/October 2003.
Connecting Boys With Books: What Libraries Can Do. American Library Association, 2003.
“First Time In the Library.” Public Libraries, March/April 2003.
“A Tale of Two Libraries.” Public Libraries, September/October 2002.
“One Happy Library User.” Public Libraries, September/October 2001.
“Giving Them What They Want in Small Public Libraries.” Public Libraries, May/June 2000.
Intellectual Freedom Handbook. New Hampshire Library Association, 1998. (Co-author)

Offices/Committees
2007- 2009    Scholastics Coordinator, New Hampshire Chess Association
2003 – 2004  Publicity Chair, New England Library Association
2002 – 2003  Publicity Chair, New Hampshire Library Association
1997 – 1999  Intellectual Freedom Committee, New Hampshire Library Association
1997 – 1998  Spring Conference Chairman, New Hampshire Library Association
1996 – 1997  President, New Hampshire Library Association
1995 – 1996  Vice President, New Hampshire Library Association
1995              Fall Conference Chairman, New Hampshire Library Association
1994 – 1998  Conference Committee, New Hampshire Library Association
1994 – 1995  Character and Citizenship Education Committee, Stratham Memorial School
1994 – 1995  Publicity Chair, New Hampshire Library Association

Awards
2009            Moms’ Choice Award, Gold Medal, Juvenile Fiction, Coffee Shop of the Living Dead
2003           2nd Prize – Public Libraries Feature Article Contest, “Fragile Future of Public Libraries.”
2005           Featured in Library Journal “Movers & Shakers” Edition
2000            City Livability Award, Outstanding Achievement, Parlin Library Chess Program, presented by the U.S. Conference of Mayors
1998            Librarian of the Year, presented by the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association

Recent Conference Speaking
“Proficiency for All and Other Depressing Thoughts: Real Literacy for the Next Generation.” Reaching the Reluctant Reader Workshop, Flint, MI, 2015.
“Raising Boy Readers.” Reaching the Reluctant Reader Workshop, Flint, MI, 2015.
“YALSA Teen Summit- Oklahoma Edition.” Oklahoma Library Association Conference, Tulsa, OK, 2014.
“Why Boys’ Lit Gets a Bad Rap.” Fall Into Books Children and Teen Literature Conference, Kingston, NY, 2012.
“Breaking All the Rules.” Nevada Library Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2012.
“The Power of Children’s Services.” Nevada Library Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2012.
“Connecting Boys With Books.” Connecticut Library Association Children’s Section, Easton, CT, 2012.
“He Said/She Said Booktalking.” New Hampshire School Library Media Association Conference, Meredith, NH, 2012.
“Connecting Boys With Books.” Library Administrators Conference of Northern Illinois, Schaumburg, IL, 2011.
“Why Boys’ Lit Gets a Bad Wrap.” Library Administrators Conference of Northern Illinois, Schamburg, IL, 2011.
“Why Boys’ Lit Gets a Bad Rap.” Nevada Reading Week Conference, Reno, NV, 2011.
“Connecting Kids With Stories.” Nevada Reading Week Conference, Reno, NV, 2011.
“Connecting Boys With Books.” Nevada Reading Week Conference, Reno, NV, 2011.

Recent Staff Training/Workshops
“Connecting Boys With Books.” Massachusetts Library System, Marlborough, MA, 2012.
“Connecting Boys With Books.” Tampa Bay Library Consortium, Tampa, FL, 2012.
“Connecting Boys With Books.” Voorheesville School District, Voorheesville, NY, 2011.
“Connecting Boys With Books.” Watonga Middle School, Watonga, OK, 2011.
“Why Boys Lit Gets a Bad Rap.” Watonga Public Library, Watonga, OK, 2011.
“Connecting Boys With Books.” Franklin Public Library, Franklin, WI, 2011.
“Why Boys Lit Gets a Bad Rap.” Franklin Public Library, Franklin, WI, 2011.
“Connecting Boys With Books.” Read Aloud Nebraska, Seward, NE, 2011.
“Breaking All the Rules.” Read Aloud Nebraska, Seward, NE, 2011.
“Connecting Boys With Books.” Read Aloud Nebraska, Alliance, NE, 2011.
“Breaking All the Rules.” Read Aloud Nebraska, Alliance, NE, 2011.
“Connecting Boys With Books.” Read Aloud Nebraska, Lexington, NE, 2011.
“Breaking All the Rules.” Read Aloud Nebraska, Lexington, NE, 2011.
“Connecting Boys With Books.” Read Aloud Nebraska, Norfolk, NE, 2011.
“Breaking All the Rules.” Read Aloud Nebraska, Norfolk, NE, 2011.
“Connecting Boys With Books.” Texas Trans-Pecos Library System, El Paso, TX, 2011.
“Connecting Boys With Books.” Whitney Point Consolidated school District, Whitney Point, NY, 2011.
“Developing Youth Library Services to Keep Them Coming Back!” Carrollton Public Library, Carrollton, MO, Springfield, MO, & St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, MO, 2010.
“Connecting Boys With Books.” The Lane Elementary School, Hinsdale, IL, 2010.
“He Said/She Said Booktalking.” Northeast Massachusetts Regional Library System, Masconomet High School, Topsfield, MA, 2010. “Connecting Boys With Books.” Pioneer Library System, Canandaigua, NY, 2010.
“Encouraging Boys To Read.” John Kennedy School, Batavia, NY, 2010.
“Chapters: A Featured Author Series.” York High School, Retsof, NY, 2010.