Michael E. 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.