Coordinator, Early Childhood Services
Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn, New York
Rachel Payne is the coordinator of early childhood services at Brooklyn Public Library and, previously, she ran the Early Childhood Resource and Information Center of The New York Public Library. She is a contributer to Reading with Babies, Toddlers, and Twos: A Guide to Laughing, Learning and Growing Together Through Books (Sourcebooks, 2013) and Library Services Birth: Delivering the Best Start (Facet, 2015). She has written about play and early literacy for School Library Journal and reviewed children's books for Kirkus. She served on the 2009 Caldecott Award Selection Committee and chaired the 2016 Committee. She has presented on early literacy at the American Library Association Conference, Bank Street Infancy Institute, NYC Young Child Expo, Public Library Association Conference, and at other professional gatherings. She serves on the advisory boards of Reach and Read of Greater New York and the New York City Infant Toddler Technical Assistance Resource Center. Rachel lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.
Saturday, June 25
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM