AASL 2013 Elections
Terri G. Kirk
School Librarian; Reidland High School/ McCracken County Board of Education; Paducah; KY
School librarian, Heath High School, McCracken County Board of Education 1991-2002
School librarian, Lone Oak High School, McCracken County Board of Education 1989-1991
Degrees and Certificates:
Murray State University, MA Educational Adminstration and Supervision, 2000; Murray State University, MA Southern US and Russian History, 1994; Murray State University, School Media Library Specialist Certification, 1998; Western Kentucky University, BA Library Science and History, 1979
ALA and/or ALA-APA Activities:
ALA Council, 2010-Present, Kentucky Chapter Councilor, ALA Council Executive Board, 2006-2010, ALA Division Councilor (AASL), 2005-07, ALA Committee on Committees, 2012-present, ALA Nominating, 2012-present, Committee on Literacy, 2010-present; AASL Board of Directors, Member at Large, 2004-2005; AASL 2013 Conference Committee, Co-Chair, 2011-2013; AASL 2009 Conference Committee, Pre-Conference and Exploratorium Chair, 2007-2009; AASL 2003 Conference Committee, Program Co-Chair, 2001-2003; AASL Research and Statistics Committee, 2001-2003; AASL Affiliate Assembly Chair, 1999-2000; Executive Board Liaison to AASL, ALSC, BCALA, Committee on Diversity, Conference Committee, FAFLRT, Publishing Committee, Website Advisory, and Publishing, 2006-2010; Member Subcommittee-Campaign for America’s Libraries, 2009-present; Spectrum Advisory, 2009-2011.
Offices held in state/regional library associations, and other associations:
Kentucky Library Association ALA Chapter Councilor, 2010-present; Kentucky Library Association, President, 2001-2002; Fall Conference Chair, 2000-2001, Communications Chair, 2004-2006; Kentucky School Media Association, President, 1997-1998, Technology and Website, Chair, 2000-2004; Eleanor Simmons Award Chair, 2005-2008; Fall Conference, Chair, 2004-05, Fall Conference, Chair, 2010-11, Summer Refresher, Program and Registration, Chair, 2010-2011, Public Relations, Chair, 2009-2011; Publications, Chair, 2011-present
Honors and Awards:
Kentucky School Media Association "Outstanding School Librarian" 2001
McCracken County Education Association "Teacher of the Year" 2002
Author. “What Should Kids be Reading?” What Kids Are Reading; The Book Reading Habits of Students in American Schools (Renaissance Learning), 2012.
Author. “It’s All Fun and Games in the Library.” Knowledge Quest (AASL), Volume 40, Number 1, September/October 2011.
Author. “Tough Love for Your Reference Collection.” Library Media Connection , Volume 29, Number 2, October 2010.
Statement of Professional Concerns/Aspirations if Elected:
Rising to the Challenge, the theme for the AASL 2013 National Conference of which I am Co-Chair, is an even more appropriate theme for my Presidency. I see our profession being inundated from every side as budget shortfalls, technology, and a focus on testing challenge us in our efforts to provide effective school library programs for our students. Many school librarians are often, like me, the only one in the school building who knows just how demanding our job can be. We understand how the work we do impacts student learning. Finding our way can be especially difficult, but we are all more powerful when we are together and together, we can face the challenges. Through AASL’s leadership, every one of us can be a strong voice on the local, state and national stage. I’m ready to meet the challenge and I ask for your support in leading our profession into the future.
Member of ALA since: