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Jamie Thill

Early Literacy and Children's Coordinator

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Jamie Thill

Office Hours


8 AM - 4:30 PM


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What I Do

The Early Literacy and Children's Coordinator helps librarians and caregivers support the children in their community by providing advice and training on library storytimes and other youth programs, collections, and spaces.


  • For librarians: 
    • Provide guidance and advice to improve library storytimes and other youth programming
    • Responsible for collection development of children's collection for the Alaska State Library Circulating Collection and for the Alaska Digital Library
    • Offer one-on-one and group early literacy and youth services training opportunities to staff in Alaska libraries
    • Promote national early literacy and youth services resources to libraries
    • Consult on the layout and components of library playspaces (including books, manipulatives, and furniture).
  • For parents and caregivers:
    • Provide free training to parents and caregivers (informal and formal) about building their child's early literacy skills.

Early Literacy and Children's Services Guides

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