Jenn Carson, MSLIS, CYT, CCYT is the Director of the LP Fisher Public Library in Woodstock, N.B., and has been delivering movement-based programs in libraries and schools for eight years. She is the creator of www.yogainthelibrary.com, a popular resource for library staff and teachers interested in delivering yoga and mindfulness-based programs in their communities. She has been blogging about physical literacy for the American Library Association for three years at www.programminglibrarian.org.
Carson is involved with a research project gathering data on physical literacy programs in libraries with Dr. Noah Lenstra (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and is writing a book for ALA Editions on physical literacy which is being released in June 2018. Her team was recently given the New Brunswick Public Library Service Innovation Award for their physical literacy initiatives. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, the Atlantic Provinces Library Association, and Beta Phi Mu, the International Honors Society for Library and Information Sciences. Carson was named the first ambassador for the National Unplugg’d Challenge, which encourages children to put down their devices and play.