AASL President 2011-2012
Carl A. Harvey II
Degrees and Certifications
Indiana University, Masters in Education, Educational Technology Focus, 2004; Ball State University, Bachelors in School Media Services, 1997.
School Librarian, North Elementary School, 2002-present.
Supporting Cadre Staff Member, C.L.A.S.S. (Connected Learning Assures Successful Students), 2006-Present; Specialized Library Assistant, Speedway Public Library, 1993-2008; Library Media Specialist, Lowell Elementary School, 1998-2002.
AASL: Member, Board of Directors' Executive Committee, 2009-Present; AASL: Member, Appointment Committee, 2008-Present; AASL: Member at Large, Board of Directors, 2008-Present; AASL: Co-Chair, 2007 National Conference Committee, 2006-08; AASL: Member, Special Committee on Advocacy, 2005-07; AASL: Local Arrangements, 2001 National Conference Committee, 2000-01; AASL: Member, National School Library Media Program of the Year Committee, 2008; AASL: Chair, Affiliate Assembly, 2007; AASL: Recording Secretary, Affiliate Assembly, 2004.
Offices Held in State & Regional Library and Other Associations
Association for Indiana Media Educators: Member, Read Alouds Too Good To Miss Committee, 2002-Present; International Reading Association: Member, 2002-Present; Indiana Library Federation: Board Member, 2003-09; Association for Indiana Media Educators: Board Member, 2002-07; Indiana Library Federation: Member, Committee on Organization, Evaluation, and Structure, 2002-06; Association for Indiana Media Educators: President, 2004-05; Association for Indiana Media Educators: Chair, Conference Committee, 2003-04; Association for Indiana Media Educators: General Chair, Young Hoosier Book Award, 2002-03; Indiana Library Federation: President, 2008; Indiana Library Federation: Chair, Conference Committee, 2007; International Society for Technology in Education: Affiliate Rep., 2006.
The 21st Century Elementary Library Media Program (Linworth Publishing), 2010; No School Library Left Behind (Linworth Pulishing), 2008; Co-Author, The Library Media Specialist in the Writing Process (Linworth Publishing), 2007.
Honors, Awards, Prizes, Medals, Citations
AIME/ILF's Outstanding Library Media Specialist, 2007; AIME/ILF's Peggy L. Pfeiffer Service Award, 2007; AASL's National School Library Media Program of the Year, 2007; Blue Ribbon for Exemplary Media Programs in the State of Indiana, 2005; IPALCO's Golden Apple Award, 2001; AASL's Frances Henne Award, 2000; AIME/ILF's Outstanding New Library Media Specialist, 1999.
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To me, my major accomplishment wasn't really mine at all, but rather a team effort of our entire school. I could not have been more proud that our library media program was recognized with the National School Library Media Program of the Year. It truly was an example of the hard work of our entire school -- library staff, teachers, administrators, students and parents. I think the other opportunities I've had to write books, articles, serve on committees, work with publishers, etc. have all been centered around my belief that I think it so important to give back to the profession. I have gained so much from reading about the ideas of others, networking with colleagues, and being an active part of the profession that it only seems right that I do my part to give back as well.
I believe the future for our profession lies with INVOLVEMENT. School librarians are leaders in teaching 21st Century skills; yet, due to budget shortfalls positions are being cut. INVOLVEMENT begins in our schools by designing instruction and providing resources based on the AASL learning standards. Being INVOLVED is convincing decision makers that library programs are a good use of scarce dollars. I believe we have to be INVOLVED in the profession, recruit new members, and show them how they can be actively INVOLVED in AASL. The future for our field is defined through professional INVOLVEMENT. As a candidate for President of AASL I will continue to work on legislative initiatives and strengthen our profession by completing targeted concerns in the strategic plan. These are unsettling times, but being INVOLVED and working together we can fulfill a vision where school libraries are a necessity in every district and every school.