Book Chapters

Colvin, S., & White, A.M. (2022). Professional identities and youth workers as keystone species. In T. Akiva & K.H. Robinson (Eds.), It takes an Ecosystem: Understanding the People, Places, and Possibilities of Learning and Development Across Settings. Information Age.


Colvin, S. (2014). Teen volunteers and children's programs: Two for one programming.  In K. Herrod & C. Smallwood (Eds.), Library Youth Outreach: 26 Ways to Connect With Children, Young Adults and Their Families (pp.187-194). Jefferson, NC: MacFarland & Company, Inc.

Blog Post - Revisiting Overworked Heroes

Doctoral Dissertation - Overworked Heroes: Unpacking the Occupational Identities of Library and Afterschool Workers in the Context of the Learning Ecosystem

If you are interested in reading my academic papers, you can find most of them on ResearchGate.

Library Articles

Colvin, S. (2018). Staff and stuff in libraries. Voice of Youth Advocates, 41(5), 42-44.


Hecht, M. & Colvin, S. (2018). Getting dirty: Little nature in informal learning spaces. Voice of Youth Advocates, 41(1), 34-36.


Colvin, S. (January 2017 – August 2020). Bi-Monthly Column: Diversity Matters. Voice of Youth Advocates.


Colvin, S. (2017).  Literature as more than a window: Building readers’ empathy and social capacity through exposure to diverse literature.  Voice of Youth Advocates, 39(6), 24-27. 


Colvin, S. (2010). Story Teens: Putting teens to work in the children’s room. Voice of Youth Advocates, 33 (2), 130-132.


Colvin, S. (2007). Better presentations: How to keep the audience awake and learning. Information Outlook, 11 (2), 25-27.