Alyssa Jewell, MLIS, is a musician and children’s library specialist from Birmingham, Alabama. Her favorite part of the job is storytime. Before entering the library world, Jewell graduated from Emerson College with a degree in theatre education and a minor in psychology. She is certified to teach grades K–12 and has taught theater, music, and movement in a variety of educational settings. She is passionate about creating next-level storytimes infused with these practices and loves bringing stories to life for children and families. She has also cowritten three musicals for young audiences and four indie rock albums.