18 years as Coordinator of Library Services for Napa Valley USD and Napa Valley School Library Consortium; 2010-current CDE Recommended Literature Committee member; 8 years as an outside library consultant for Follett Library Resources; 6 years as a Napa County Library Commissioner; Current member of California Dept of Education’s Literature Committee; Napa TV Public Access board member; ALA, AASL, CLA (Californiia Library Association), CSLA (California School Library Association) and CUE (Computer Using Educators). Conference presentations include: United We Stand; School and Public Libraries Working Together (CLA 2016, CSLA 2017), It’s Not Your Mother’s Library 2012 and 2013 (CUE); Enhancing Online Resources through Library Partnerships (CUE 2010); Implementing School Library Consortium (CSLA 2008); Athletes as Readers and Leaders (2008 Association of American Publishers & CSLA Project). Contributor to School Libraries: What’s Now, What’s Next, What’s Yet to Come!
Athletes as Readers and Leaders is the brainchild of a librarian, a varsity football coach, and an elementary school principal. The program was created in response to the Stanford Study, Team sports for overweight children: the Stanford Sports to Prevent… Read More ›
On July 14th, four years after the 2012 passage of SB 48 or California’s Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act, School Superintendent Tom Torlakson announced the adoption of the long-awaited History Social Studies Framework. The passage of the… Read More ›
In the midst of the Great Recession two California librarians came up with a plan to provide students without a public library card remote access to the public library’s online resources. As long as there was an Internet connection, the library… Read More ›
With approximately 875 school librarians left in California, it’s time to re-evaluate school library staffing and services. To the remaining district library administrators, this is not merely a statistic but a day-to-day reality. How do we provide services in an… Read More ›