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Tutor profile: Laila C.

Laila C.
Master of Information Science Graduate Student at the University of Illinois


About Laila

About Laila
I am a librarian-in-training with knowledge in literature, media, folklore and mythology, culture, and history. My skills range from generating bibliographic metadata, providing book recommendations, and creating resources guides to producing creative fiction, illustration, and literature and media reviews. I have particular interest in youth services, programming, outreach, and materials as well.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have supervised ~30 underserved teenagers in a community, art, and technology based program center called The Clubhouse Network. I assisted with maker space technology such as the 3D printer, laser cutter, fashion tools, and audio/video software, as well as provided feedback and advice on the participants' projects and potential career paths in the arts.
Harvard University
Bachelor's Degree
2013 - 2027
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2019 - 2021

Work Experience

Work Experience
My Newberry @ 100, Research Intern
2021 - Present
Facilitate and collect young people's responses to Newberry titles through hands-on activities with a range of technology and creative game design approaches
With a Terrible Fate, Video Game Analyst
2015 - Present
Research the study of video game mechanics, level and character design, and interactive media in comparison to literature, mythology, and critical theory
Cambridge Public Library, Youth Services Librarian Assistant
2017 - 2021
Provided customer service to diverse patrons, particularly kids, teens, and their families by assisting in locating books, providing recommendations, and answering phone calls, emails, and general in-person questions


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