AASL 2012 Elections
Judy T. Bivens
Instructional Resources Librarian and MLIS Program Coordinator, Trevecca Nazarene University
School Librarian, Gallatin High School, Gallatin, TN 1975-2000
Adjunct Library Faculty, Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, TN, 1980-2000
Degrees and Certificates:
Tennessee State University, Ed D, 2008
University of Tennessee, MS in Information Science, 2000
Western Kentucky University, Plus 30, 1993
Middle Tennessee State University, MAT English and Library, 1975
University of Tennessee Martin, BS Secondary Education, 1969
ALA and/or ALA-APA Activities:
AASL/NCATE Coordinating Committee member, 2004-6; chair 2009-2010
Offices held in the ALA-APA, state, & regional library associations, and other associations:
Tennessee Library Association, School Library Section Chair, N/A
North Central Council (Tennessee) of International Reading Association Chair, 1994
Tennessee Association of School Librarians, Standards and Certification Chair, 2005 to Present
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Chairperson for School Visiting Teams 1980-Present
NCATE Board of Examiners 2009--Appointment renewed
Honors and Awards (library and non-library):
Phi Delta Kappa (Education Honor Society)2005-Present ,
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, 2007-Present
Golden Key Honor Society, 2007-Present
Peabody Crystal Apple Award for Teaching Excellence, 1998
Middle Tennessee State University Technology Grant, 1992
Tennessee Electronic Library Trainer Award, 2010
Chairperson Sumner County Technology Committee, 1995-98
Vanderbilt Virtual School Technology Trainer, 1992-98
Program Committee Chair for Downtown Gallatin Public Library Building Campaign 2004-Present
Gallatin Downtown Library opened, November, 2009.
Guided the Trevecca MLIS Program through AASL/NCATE National Recognition, 2007-8
Developed Teacher Leader Program at Trevecca and helped secure a National First to the Top Grant to fund mentors for high priority urban schools in Metro Nashville, 2011-2015 ($2 million).
Bivens, J. (2005) Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences as a Factor in Course Design for Distance Education. Education in Action. Trevecca Nazarene University.
Bivens, J. (2006) Teacher and library information specialist:: Partners in assessment. Education in Action. Trevecca Nazarene University.
Bivens, J. (2008) The Relationship Between Selected Tennessee Elementary and Middle
School Library Media Centers and Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program Composite Reading Test Scores. Dissertation at Tennessee State University, Nashville.
Bivens, J. (2011, May) Is your library using ereaders? City Educator, Brentwood, Tennessee
Links for further information:
Trevecca MLIS graduates on Facebook
Trevecca School of Education Graduate Programs
Most current home page
Statement of Professional Concerns:
Librarians, especially school librarians, are currently experiencing one of the most critical times in the life of public education. While the economy spirals and Race to the Top commands adherence to rigorous routes to improve student achievement, many school librarians are left in the lurch. School administrators must focus on what they believe will give their school the most “bang for the buck” whether in dollars or expertise. Thus, we as library educators must provide support and training for all librarians as we move toward new evaluation models, Core Curriculum, and the demise of tenure. Libraries and librarians provide the link between students and multiple literacies. We must promote the role of librarian as leader, instructional partner, and information specialist who collaborates with all types of libraries and librarians to benefit the good of the community.
Member of ALA since: