B.A., Montclair State University
Talia Chaves joined the MBS faculty in 2020, after working in the children’s book publishing industry and sharing hundreds of book recommendations with librarians, educators, and readers. Talia has committed herself to supporting children by following best practices in equity, diversity, and inclusion while emphasizing a love of reading and learning for all. Her experiences as a former “We Need Diverse Books” internship grant recipient and American Library Association Spectrum Scholar have supported her mission to support a future in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book. As a librarian, Talia has set her sights on building a bridge from the library to the classroom. As an educator, she teaches an elective in the middle school, “The Art of Storytelling”, where students explore the history of storytelling and oral traditions from cultures around the world. Talia hopes the library will be a space where each MBS community member feels welcome to explore the world around them, for school, or otherwise!