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Dr. Judi Moreillon is a mentor and advocate for school librarians nationwide. She writes the Building a Culture of Collaboration blog and shares on Twitter and inspires all of us to be leaders in our own libraries. She has served as a school librarian at every instructional level including district-level librarian mentor. Judi taught preservice school librarians for twenty-one years, most recently as an associate professor at Texas Woman’s University. Her postings, presentations, and publications cover the entire range of topics of interest to our field, with her goal to support the professional development of preservice and practicing school librarian leaders.
Currently influencing pre-service librarians as an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, Dr. Joyce Valenza spent 25 joyful years as a school librarian. Her virtual library, launched in 1996, served as a model for countless other efforts. Joyce has mentored, inspired and guided generations of school librarians and educators to become innovative leaders and reinvent practice and generously shares her journey in her blog (since 2005), and through her manifesto, her books, research, wikis, tweets, presentations and curation efforts. Committed to building our online community of practice, Joyce initiated the #tlchat hashtag, the AASL Unconf and was a mother of TL Virtual Café and our ISTE SIG. Joyce has served on a multitude of AASL and ALA committees including Best Apps for Teaching and Learning and the Future Ready Librarians team. Joyce was selected as one of Technology and Learning’s 100@30 and won an Edublogs Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Jonathan Werner is the Library & Instructional Tech Specialist at Cape Elizabeth Schools in Maine. He manages the weekly #1to1techat Twitter chat to the delight of educators, including librarians, from around the country. He is the president of the ISTE Librarians network and serves as a leader for school librarians who want to be involved in ISTE and other technology initiatives. He is a member of the Future Ready Librarians advisory committee and tweets from both personal and library accounts.
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