AASL 2013 Elections
Supervisor, Library Media Services; Newport News Public Schools; Newport News; VA;
Library Media Specialist, B. C. Charles Elementary School, 1995-2004
Visual Resources Librarian, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1990-1995
Architectural Research Librarian, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1983-199
Degrees and Certificates:
George Washington University, EdS, 2007; Catholic University of America, MSLS, 1995; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BA, Liberal Arts, 1977.
ALA and/or ALA-APA Activities:
AASL/ACRL Interdivisional Committee on Information Literacy, 2012-present; AASL Awards Committee, Member, 2011-2012; AASL ABC-CLIO Leadership Award Sub-Committee, Chair, 2011-2012; AASL Professional Development Advisory Board, Member, 2011-present; AASL Affiliate Assembly, Member, 2010-2011.
Offices held in state/regional library associations, and other associations:
Virginia Association of School Librarians (formerly Virginia Educational Media Association), Past President, 2011-2012; Virginia Educational Media Association, President, 2010-2011, President-Elect and Chair, Conference Planning Committee, 2009-2010; Conference Plannning Committee, Concurrent Sessions Chair, 2008, 2009; Newport News Public Library Board of Trustees, Vice-chair, 2012-present, Member, 2004 - present.
Honors and Awards:
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification in Library/Media Technology, 2003.
Initiated and organized webinar series on Teacher/Librarian Performance Evaluation for state association; established libraries in 4 preschool centers using ARRA funds; developed and supervised library curriculum using an inquiry process model and the Understanding by Design Curriculum framework; purchased, implemented, and manage district's integrated library management system; co-authored and taught AASL online course Design for Understanding Meets the 21st Century Librarian (2009, 2010, 2012); led library staff through several cost-saving transitions, such as outsourcing cataloging and de-centralizing media collection.
Mary Keeling: "The AASL Planning Guide: A District's Approach to Powerful Professional Development," Library Media Connection (Linworth/ABC-CLIO), Volume 31, Number 5, 2013 (forthcoming).
Mary Keeling: "A District's Journey to Inquiry." Knowledge Quest (AASL), Volume 39, Number 2, 2009.
Statement of Professional Concerns/Aspirations if Elected:
Library supervisors, like the librarians we serve, work hard to stay ahead of developments in teaching and learning, technology, vendor relations, facilities management, literature, and library services. The Supervisors Section provides a system within the larger AASL organization for library supervisors to focus on problems of practice that call out for our attention. Although we work in different political and financial settings and with varying resources, we can build our professional networks, learn from each other, and contribute to a body of best practices in school library leadership. As Chair-Elect, I will work with the Section’s leadership to find common ground across our profession, identify issues of concern, facilitate professional learning for supervisors, develop processes for sharing information, and publicize our resources. Working together we can build a powerful network of colleagues on whose experience and knowledge we can depend as we lead school librarians in difficult times.
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