Dustin Brackbill is an elementary school librarian in the State College Area School District, located in Centre County, PA. He has served for 15 years in his district and also been involved in PSLA for 15 years. Within the PA School Library Association, Dustin has served on the conference committee, the lit review committee, and the operations committee. He helped write the Model Curriculum for PA School Library Programs (stage 3) in 2014, and the Guidelines for PA School Library Programs in 2018. Professionally, he has presented multiple times at PSLA Conferences and participated in the Sustaining Leaders Academy. Recently, he served as the co-chair of the Teaching & Learning committee, and now he serves as the committee liaison on the PSLA Board of Directors. Follow Dustin on Twitter @DustinBrackbill.
Allison Mackley, National Board Certified school librarian, is the K–12 Library Department coordinator and instructional technology coach at Hershey (PA) High School in the Derry Township School District. She is the immediate past president of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. An AASL member, she serves as the Region 2 Board Director and the board liaison for the AASL Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning committee. She served on AASL’s Standards Implementation Committee and as its liaison with the Presidential Initiative Task Force and the Crosswalk Task Force. Allison currently serves on the Pennsylvania Department of Education Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development, and she is a member of the ISTE Librarians Network Leadership Team. In 2017 she was a finalist for the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year Award. She was the 2019 AASL Social Media Superstar Leadership Luminary, and the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) won the 2019 AASL Affiliate of the Year during her presidency. She received her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Follow her on Twitter @amackley.
Who would have known that in January of 2019 a small group of Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) leaders would be writing a grant application to provide distance learning opportunities that would launch during a time of social distancing due… Read More ›