Current Positions

Assistant Professor of School Librarianship
Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia, August 2015 to present.

Editor, School Library Connection
Operations and Management Topic Center
Libraries Unlimited an imprint of ABC-CLIO
Santa Barbara, California, March 2015 to present.

Previous Positions
School Librarian, North Elementary School, Noblesville, Indiana, 2002-2015.
Noblesville Schools, Library Department Chair, Noblesville, Indiana, 2008-2015.
Library Media Specialist, Lowell Elementary School, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1998-2002.
Library Media Specialist, Moorhead Elementary School, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1998-1999.
Technology Assistant, New Augusta Public Academy South, Indianapolis, Indiana, Spring Semester 1998.
Specialized Library Assistant, Speedway Public Library, Speedway, Indiana 46224, 1993-2008.

Other Experiences
Cadre Staff Member, C.L.A.S.S. (Connecting Learning Assures Successful Students), Indianapolis, Indiana, 2007-2015

Professional Activities

Longwood University

  • School Librarianship Search Committee, 2016-2017
  • Technology Committee, 2015-present.
  • Sunshine Committee, 2015-present.
    • Chair, 2016-present.
  • Longwood Summer Literacy Institute Committee, 2015-present.
  • Faculty Senate, 2016-present.
  • Graduate Faculty Petitions Committee, 2016-present.

State Professional Organizations

Indiana Library Federation

  • 2nd Vice President, 2006; 1st Vice President, 2007; President, 2008; Past President, 2009.
  • ILF Board Member, 2003-2005, 2006-2009.
  • ILF Conference Co-Chair, 2007 .
  • Strategic Planning Committee, 2004-2007.
  • Committee on Organization, Evaluation, and Structure, 2002-2006.
    • Committee Secretary, 2004-2005.

Association for Indiana Media Educators

  • Read Alouds Too Good To Miss Committee, 2002, 2004-2010.
  • Survivor: Library Media Specialist Workshop
    • Committee Member, 2008-2010.
    • Chair, 2006.
    • Co-Chair, 2003.
  • AIME Board Member, 2002-2007.
  • President-Elect, 2003-2004; President, 2004-2005; Past-President, 2005-2006.
  • Data Survey Committee, 2003-2005.
  • Annual Conference Chair, 2003-2004.
  • Young Hoosier Book Award Committee, 2000-2003.
    • General Chair, 2002-2003.

Hamilton County Reading Council, 2002-2015.

  • Planning annual author program, 2003-2015.
  • Recording Secretary, 2003-2005.

National Professional Organizations

American Association of School Librarians

  • 65th Anniversary Celebration Chair, 2014 to present.
  • Alliance for Excellent, 2016-2017.
  • AASL Presidential Initiative Task Force, Leslie Preddy, 2015-2016.
  • National School Library Media Program of the Year Committee, 2007-2008, 2015-2016.
  • Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice Award, 2013-2015.
  • President-Elect, 2010-2011; President, 2011-2012; Past-President, 2012-2013.
  • Board of Directors
    • Executive Committee, 2009-2013.
    • Member At Large, 2008-2010.
  • Appointments Committee, 2008-2010.
  • National Conference Reno 2007 Committee, Co-Chair, 2006-2008.
  • Special Committee on Advocacy, 2005-2007.
  • Web Advisory Committee, 2002-2005.
  • Annual Conference Committee, 2003-2005.
  • National Conference Indianapolis 2001 Committee, Co-Chair for Local Arrangements, 2000-2001.
  • Affiliate Assembly
    • Chair-Elect, 2006 / Chair, 2007.
    • Recording Secretary, 2004.
    • Indiana Delegate, 2003-2005.

Association for Library Services to Children

  • Randolph Caldecott Committee, 2014.

American Library Association, 1999 to present.

  • Budget Analysis and Review Committee, 2017 to present.
  • Nomination Committee, 2015-2016.
  • Candidate for ALA Council, 2014, 2015, 2018
  • Library Advocacy Committee, 2013-2015.
  • Appointments Committee, 2011-2012.
  • Presidential Task Force on Diversity, 2011-2012.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

  • Library Media Standards Revision Committee, 2009-2010.

International Society for Technology in Education, 2005 to present.

  • Affiliate Representative, 2005, 2006.

 

Advisory Boards

  • Plymouth State University School Library Advisory Board, 2017 to present.
  • Transform Your School Library – Mackin, 2015 to present.
  • School Library Connection Advisory Board, 2015 to present.
  • Granite State University School Library Program Advisory Board, 2014-2017.
  • Linworth Publishing Advisory Board, 2006-2015.
  • School Library Monthly Advisory Board, 2007-2015.
  • H.W. Wilson Advisory Board, 2004-2011.
  • CTELP Advisory Board, IUPUI School of Library and Information Science, 2009-2011.
  • Follett Software Advisory Board, 2009-2011.
  • Heinemann-Raintree Advisory Board, 2009-2011.
  • Gareth Stevens Advisory Board, 2007-2009.
  • Franklin Watts/Children’s Press (Scholastic Library Publishing) Advisory Board, 2006-2008.

 

 Awards

  • Virginia Association of School Librarian’s Rutherford Memorial Award, 2016.
  • Association for Indiana Media Educator's Peggy L. Pfeiffer Service Award, 2007.
  • Indiana Library Federation's Outstanding Media Specialist, 2007.
  • American Association of School Librarian's National School Library Program of the Year Award, 2007.
  • Community Literacy Award, Hamilton County Reading Council, 2006.
  • Blue Ribbon for Exemplary School Media Programs in the State of Indiana, 2005.
  • Teacher-Librarian Magazine Professional Development Grant, 2004.
  • Golden Apple Award, IPALCO, 2001.
  • American Association of School Librarian’s Frances Henne Award, 2000.
  • Indiana Library Federation’s Outstanding New Media Specialist, 1999.