30 Second Thought Leadership

Insights from Leaders in the School Library Community

AASL presents 30 Second Thought Leadership: Insights from Leaders in the School Library Community, a video podcast series delivering brief and practical advice from respected school library leaders on important questions about school libraries today and in the future. Questions are based on the themes of Knowledge Quest issues. 

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March/April 2014 Issue

Q: "How do you break down the walls of your library to impact all aspects of school learning?"

Jessica Gilcreast is the school librarian at Bedford (NH) High School. She is a member of AASL and a board member of the New Hampshire School Library Media Association. She received the 2013 NHSLMA Partnership Award. Jessica is a contributing author to 101 Great, Ready-to-Use Book Lists for Children by Nancy Keane and a media reviewer for School Library Journal. Follow her on Twitter @jgilcreast or Pinterest “BHSBulldogsRead”.

Jennifer LaGarde (aka library girl!) is an Educator on Loan for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She is the Social Media Special Committee Chair for the North Carolina School Library Media Association, was a founding member of NCSLMA's Young Adult Book Award, and shares NCSLMA webmaster duties with another North Carolina librarian. In 2011, Jennifer was awarded the "I Love My Librarian Award" by the American Library Association, The Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times. She was also named a 2011 "Mover and Shaker" by Library Journal, and in 2013 she was selected as one of five school librarians (nationally) finalists for the first ever Bammy Award for outstanding service in the area of school librarianship. Jennifer is the author of the award-winning blog The Adventures of Library Girl

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