Children's Librarian, Orem Public Library
Rita Christensen is a children’s librarian at the Orem Public Library with 19 years of library management experience. Her specialties include collection development, cataloging, reference, children's services, early literacy development, programming, library instruction, project management, technology, and media arts. She has won nine national and international library instruction awards from ALA/ACRL and Adobe Inc. Christensen serves on the American Library Association's ALSC Children and Technology Committee, the Utah Library Association Executive Board, and the Children’s Literature Association of Utah Picture Book Committee. She currently writes book reviews for School Library Journal.