Karen Jensen has worked with teens since 1993. She holds a degree in Christian Education/Youth Ministry from Mount Vernon College and earned her MLS from Kent State University. She is currently a teen services librarian in Grand Prairie, Texas, where she is especially focused on using the "40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents" to advocate for teens in her library and community. She is the author of several articles in VOYA and wrote a chapter in Intellectual Freedom for Teens: A Practical Guide for Young Adult & School Librarians, by Kristin Fletcher-Spear and Kelly Tyler. She is the creator and moderator of Teen Librarian Toolbox, where she blogs about pop culture, librarianship, and books.