AASL has announced the new slate of bloggers for the Knowledge Quest website. The slate of bloggers, which consists of school library professionals from elementary school to academia, includes:
- Joann Absi, media coordinator, Eugene Ashley High School, Wilmington, N.C.
- Helen Adams, online instructor for the school library & instructional technology department at Mansfield (Pa.) University.
- Anne Akers, school library program coordinator and assistant clinical professor in the school of education at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
- Cathy Collins, library media specialist at Sharon (Mass.) High School.
- Ashley Cooksey, library media specialist at West Magnet Elementary in Batesville, Ark.
- Julie Marie Frye, research associate at Indiana University, who will co-write with Vaughn Nuest, head of the university’s Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility.
- Amy Gillespie, librarian and college counselor at Hill Top Preparatory School in Rosemont, Pa.
- Kelly Hincks, lower school librarian at Detroit Country Day School in Bloomfield, Mich.
- Cassy Lee, learning commons coordinator, at the Chinese American International School in San Francisco, Calif.
- Hannah Byrd Little, library director at The Webb School of Bell Buckle in Bell Buckle, Tenn.
- Heather Moorefield-Lang, assistant professor at University of South Carolina’s school of library and information science.
- Diana Rendina, media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, Fla.
- Maureen Schlosser, library media specialist at Colchester (Conn.) Elementary School.
- Megan Shulman, librarian at Humboldt Junior Senior High School in Humboldt, Tenn.
- Daniella Smith, assistant professor in the department of library and information sciences at the University of North Texas.
- Connie Williams, National Board Certified Teacher librarian, Petaluma (Calif.) High School.
With new posts appearing daily starting July 8, 2015, the bloggers will cover evergreen topics including collaboration, intellectual freedom, and advocacy as well as growing trends such as makerspaces, converting to learning commons, gaming, and emergent technology.
Launched in January, the KQ website is the vehicle to empower school librarians as they transform learning for their students. It offers breaking news, inspired blogs, and encourages conversations to inspire insightful professionals and stronger communities.
Author: Meg Featheringham, KQ Editor
Meg Featheringham is responsible for the development and production of the AASL journal, Knowledge Quest. When not working at AASL, Meg enjoys playing euchre, attending concerts and plays, spending time with family and friends, and reading (of course).