A. Jordan Draves
Reader Services Librarian
at the Boston Public Library
Librarian since 2008.
Favorite genre: While I read a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction, M/M Romance mixed with mystery, fantasy, or sci-fi elements is my favorite.
Volunteering: I've been a Municipal Liaison with National Novel Writing Month since 2006.
Hobbies: Writing fanfiction for Person of Interest.
Pets: Adrien, my Greyhound, passed away December 2021. No other pets at the moment.
Neurodiversity: ADHD. I keep myself organized with Todoist!
Pronouns: she/they - I am agender & asexual.
So what do I do at the library?
The Fantastic Books and Where
to Find Them Book Group
A Boston Public Library book group geared toward young adults in their 20s & 30s that reads a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction.
We meet the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6pm at the Central Library in Copley Square. Due to the pandemic we are now meeting online via a video chat platform and a link will go out via email one week prior to the discussion date.
Subscribe to the book group mailing list at the link below by checking the box marked "Send me updates on these topics: Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them Book Group." You may unsubscribe from email reminders at any time via the same link.
Check the calendar for what we're reading next!
What have we been reading?
What else have we read and enjoyed?
Please note that you must attend a book discussion before you can join the GR group.
Learn To Write Fiction
Learning Circles are free online courses lightly facilitated in a community space or public library. Bringing them into a physical space where learners can help each other learn means a greater chance of completion, success, and fun!In 2017 I created and facilitated my first Learning Circle, the Learn To Write Fiction: Beginner Course. Since then I have also created two more courses on World-Building and Writing a Series and I facilitate 1-2 every year as my schedule allows.
Check the calendar for upcoming
LTWF courses facilitated at the BPL.
Learn more about P2PU and see the wide variety of courses available for free around the world!
Every year BPL librarians compile booklists that celebrate the diversity of our world.
See all of our lists and learn more here!
The two committees I chair are:
We Are Pride
This list celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month every June with books for all ages.
Native Lives, Native Stories
This list celebrates Native American Heritage Month every November with books for all ages.
My Online Booklists
Here are all the booklists I put together from mental health memoirs to fantasy novels set in educational institutions, and everything in between!
BPL Staff Picks
I coordinate and put together the booklists of BPL staff recommended titles every month. Check them out, there are a lot of great titles here!