AASL 2013 Elections
Assistant Professor; School of Library and Information Studies; Texas Woman's University; Denton; TX;
Graduate Assistant, Department of Reading, University of Tennessee, 2004-2009
School Librarian, Beaufort County School District, Beaufort, SC 1998-2004
Degrees and Certificates:
University of Tennessee, PhD Literacy Education, 2009; University of South Carolina, MLIS, 1998; East Tennessee State University, BS History/Sociology, 1993.
ALA and/or ALA-APA Activities:
AASL School Library Research Editorial Board Member, 2012-2015; ALA Office of Literacy Outreach Services Advisory Board Member, 2011-2014; AASL Distinguished School Administrator Award Committee Member, 2012; AASL Innovative Reading Grant Award Committee Member, 2011; AASL 2011 National Conference Program Proposal Reviewer.
Offices held in state/regional library associations, and other associations:
Texas Library Association, MVP (formerly Distinguished Blog Award) Committee Member 2011-2013; Literacy Research Association, Edward Fry Book Award Committee Member 2010-2013; Literacy Research Association, Annual Conference Program Proposal Reviewer, 2011-2012.
Honors and Awards:
IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, PI of Literacy Matters: Educating Librarians to Serve Families with Young Children Project ($469,999); Texas Library Association Demco Research Award 2010 ($2,000)
Meeks, M. V., & Cahill, M. (2013, January/February). Dream big: Empowering middle school students. Library Media Connection, 31(4), 30-33.
Moreillon, J., Cahill, M., & McKee, R. (2012). State library conferences as professional development venues: Unbalanced support for the AASL-defined roles of the school librarian. School Library Research, 15.
Cahill, M., McGill-Franzen, A., & Peterson, D. (2012). Enhanced picture books: Enhancing the literacy development of young children. In Whittingham, J., Huffman, S., Rickman, W., & Wiedmaier, C. (Eds.). Technological tools for the literacy classroom. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
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Statement of Professional Concerns/Aspirations if Elected:
As a school library educator, I am committed to providing future and practicing school librarians with the knowledge, skills, and tools to position themselves as valuable within their school communities.
Member of ALA since: