Lori Quintana, Ed.S. earned her Master's and education specialist degrees from the University of West Georgia and is a library media specialist at Griffin Middle School in Smyrna, GA, for the Cobb County School District. She began her library career as a library media paraprofessional and is now in her fifth year as a school librarian. She is an active member of her local, state, and national school librarian organizations, CCALMS, GLMA, and AASL, servicing on the Board, Leadership Team, and as the Affiliate Liaison. She is also a member of her district's library media leadership team (MLT) and graduated from Cobb's first school librarian teacher leadership cohort. Lori is a strong supporter of GLMA's mission to serve, advocate, and connect. As part of her advocacy, she is a member of the podcast trio for Overdue: Conversations from the Library. Follow her on Twitter @linthelibrary.
A School Library Theme to Inspire the Love of Reading Each year in the school library, I display a reading theme along the back side of the library bookcases that run lengthways through the school’s main transition hallway, which also… Read More ›
The School Librarian Roles I am Most Passionate About I began as a student in the online school library media program at the University of West Georgia in 2015. I was working part-time as a school library paraprofessional at the… Read More ›
Griffin Middle School is located in a suburb on the northwest side of Atlanta, Georgia. The population is diverse; approximately 60 percent of the students are Hispanic. Two years ago, my principal asked me to take on the role of… Read More ›