AASL is proud to welcome an additional cast of bloggers for its Knowledge Quest website. Knowledge Quest offers breaking news, inspired blogs and encourages conversations to inspire insightful professionals and stronger communities. It is the ultimate vehicle to empower school librarians as they transform learning for their students.
The bloggers will cover evergreen topics including collaboration, intellectual freedom, and advocacy as well as emergent trends such as makerspaces, learning commons, gaming in education, STEM/STEAM and technology. The new bloggers include:
- Sedley Abercrombie, lead library media coordinator, Davidson County Schools, N.C.
- Mark Dzula, director of teaching and learning resources, The Webb Schools, Calif.
- Jenna Grodzicki, school librarian, Thalberg Elementary School, Conn.
- Christine James, school librarian, Northwoods Middle School, S.C.
- Mica Johnson, school librarian, Farragut Middle School, Tenn.
- Kate MacMillan, coordinator library services, Napa Valley USD, Calif.
- Becca Munson, ed tech specialist – librarian, Blue Valley School District, Kansas
- Sara Stevenson, school librarian, O. Henry Middle School, Texas
- Michelle Wilson, school librarian, Helena High School, Ala.
The new bloggers join continuing bloggers Helen Adams, Hannah Byrd Little, Kelly Hincks, Karen Perry, Anne Akers, Cathy Collins, Ashley Cooksey, Cassy Lee, Maureen Schlosser, Connie Williams, Diana Rendina, Daniella Smith and Heather Moorefield-Lang.
Focused on enhancing professional practice, the site builds on the strong foundation provided by AASL’s bimonthly journal. Knowledge Quest articles focus on the integration of theory and practice in school librarianship and new developments in education, learning theory and relevant disciplines. The Knowledge Quest site continues this tradition and offers informal opportunities for professional conversation.
Author: Jen Habley
Jen Habley is the AASL Manger of Web Communications. She manages the AASL websites, writes press releases, coordinates AASL’s online learning opportunities, and oversees AASL’s web 2.0 tools. When not working, Jen spends time researching her family tree, reading, and watching hockey.