Sue Kowalski is a middle school librarian at East Syracuse Minoa Central School District in East Syracuse, NY. She is a past winner of the National School Library Program of the Year (AASL), I Love My Librarian Award (Carnegie/ALA), iSchool Alumni Impact Award (Syracuse University), Super Librarian Award (Central New York School Librarians), and Teacher Librarian Journal Leadership Award, and has been named a Library Journal “Mover and Shaker.” Sue is passionate about the role of strategic leadership and the impact that has on strong school library programs. She is actively involved in the New York Library Association and its Section of School Librarians, Onondaga Cortland Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Northern Onondaga Public Library Board of Trustees, New York State Board of Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, and AASL in varying capacities. Amplifying student voice is always her focus, and she works to do that through the iStaff library service program for school students, and multiple channels in and through the library. She shares the power of how school libraries connect to the school community and beyond, and continues to grow those collaborative partnerships. Sue believes librarians must #LEADOUTLOUD (bullhorn optional). Conversations happening on Twitter @spkowalski.
LEAD OUT LOUD: Access Defended in the May/June 2022 Issue of Knowledge Quest
School librarians and information professionals unconditionally endorse the power of voice. We personify speaking up, advocating, and sharing our truths. Ensuring our communities are seen and represented is our mission. We are teaching and learning through our school libraries to… Read More ›
Grant Funds Help Pine Grove Middle School’s Bookapalooza Kick Things up a Notch
Pine Grove Middle School Library is honored to the be recipient of the AASL Inspire Special Event Grant sponsored by Marina “Marney” Welmers. We are thrilled to have this funding to support our literacy outreach throughout the school year…. Read More ›