Alissa Bach is an enthusiastic, creative, and open-minded individual with over six years experience working as a reference librarian for Oxford Public Library's (Oxford, MI) Teen Department. During this time, she's been fortunate to be part of the forward-thinking team overseeing one of the best Teen Areas in southeast Michigan, both in material content and programs offered.
In her years at OPL, Alissa has been instrumental with both program and collection development. She maintains a user-friendly database keeping track of the library's Series and Sequel books, runs the library's Teen Advisory Board, authors the library's teen book blog, and is the creator of Winston's World, a cartoon published in the library's quarterly newsletter.
Alissa was awarded the Public Servant of the Year Award in 2011.
Alissa's goal is to continue working with teens–and patrons of all ages–to help create a library experience that’s both entertaining and enlightening and that, ultimately, will inspire lifelong library use.
Alissa earned her MLIS from Wayne State University in 2007.
Alissa received her Level 2 Certification from the State of Michigan in 2010
Alissa was a freelance reviewer for School Library Journal 2011-2013.
When not helping people find the perfect book, Alissa enjoys playing bass guitar, photography, repurposing old T-shirts, writing, cartooning, and, of course, pleasure reading.