Learn More About the TYSL Advocates!

Tina Berumen
Tina Berumen

Head Librarian, Coppell ISD, TX

David Blattner
David Blattner

Assistant Superintendent, Iredell-Statesville Schools, NC

Todd Burleson
Todd Burleson

Hubbard Woods Library Media Specialist and 2016 School Library Journal's School Librarian of the Year!

John Carver
John Carver

District Superintendent, Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools

Jimmy Casas
Jimmy Casas

Principal, Bettendorf Community School, IA

Tricia Cichosz
Tricia Cichosz

Teacher Librarian, Bettendorf High School, Bettendorf, IA

Lori Donovan
Lori Donovan

District Media Coordinator, Chesterfield, VA

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Stony Evans

Library Media Specialist, Hot Springs, AR

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Laura Fleming

Library Media Specialist, Author, Educational Consultant

Shawna Ford
Shawna Ford

Future Ready Learning Coordinator/District Librarian, Weatherford, TX

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Cathi Fuhrman

Library Department Supervisor, Hempfield School District, PA

Michelle Griffith
Michelle Griffith

District Librarian, Brazosport, TX

Susan Grigsby
Susan Grigsby

Media Supervisor, Forsyth County Schools, GA

Chris Haeffner
Chris Haeffner

District Coordinator, Lincoln, NE

Stephanie Ham
Stephanie Ham

Director of Library Services, Metro Nashville Public Schools, TN

Carl Harvey
Carl A. Harvey II

Assistant Professor, Longwood University, VA

Dhaivyd Hilgendorf
Dhaivyd Hilgendorf

Media Specialist, Park Center High School, MN

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Kristina Holzweiss

SLJ School Librarian of the Year, Librarian, Bay Shore Middle, NY

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Doug Johnson

Director of Technology Services, Burnsville/Eagan/Savage, MN

Sara Kelly Johns
Sara Kelly Johns

School Librarian, Consultant, Speaker, Online Instructor, Syracuse University iSchool

Nancy Jo Lambert
Nancy Jo Lambert

Librarian, Frisco, TX

Rachel Langenhorst
Rachel Langenhorst

Technology Integrationist, Rock Valley, IA

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Heather Lister

Professional Learning Specialist

Jane Lofton
Jane Lofton

Teacher Librarian

Jennifer Luetkemeyer
Jennifer Luetkemeyer

Doctoral Candidate, Information Studies, Florida State University

Michelle Luhtala
Michelle Luhtala

Library Department Chair, New Canaan Public Schools, CT

Katie McNamara
Katie McNamara

Teacher Librarian, North High School, CA

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Ann Morgester

Library Curriculum Coordinator, Anchorage School District, AK

Elissa Moritz
Elissa Moritz

Library Services Specialist, Loudoun County, VA

Dawn Nelson
Dawn Nelson

Library Media Specialist, Osseo, MN

Lynne Oakvik
Lynne Oakvik

District Specialist, Broward County Schools, FL

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David Olson

Media Specialist, White Bear Lake Area High School, MN

Suzanna L. Panter
Suzanna L. Panter

Educational Specialist, Henrico County Public Schools, Henrico, VA

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Maria Petropulos

District Library Coordinator, Selma Unified School District, CA

Jane Prestebak
Jane Prestebak

Program Director for Media & Instructional Technology, Robbinsdale Area Schools, MN

Carol Robinson
Carol Robinson

District Librarian, Orofino Joint School District #171, ID

Barbara Romersheuser
Barbara Romersheuser

District Librarian, Eagle County, CO

Craig Seasholes
Craig Seasholes

Librarian, Seattle Schools, WA

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Robin Stout

Administrator for Media Services and Emerging Technologies, Lewisville Independent School District, TX

Carol Tracy
Carol Tracy

Library Media Specialist, Robbinsdale Armstrong High School, Plymouth, MN

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Joyce Valenza

Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, NJ

Ann Carlson Weeks
Ann Carlson Weeks

Director of Professional Education, College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland

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Krista Welz

Library Media Specialist/Librarian, North Bergen High School, NJ

Leslie Yoder
Leslie Yoder

District Library Services Supervisor, Saint Paul Public Schools, MN

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Terry Young

Library Consultant

Jeff Zoul
Jeffrey Zoul

Assistant Superintendent, Deerfield Public Schools, IL

We asked our advocates some important questions on the importance of the TYSL movement. Find the Q & A’s here.

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Q&A

Thought leaders throughout the nation know that the school library must change and truly transform to provide the level of service that will be required to enhance the future of K-12 education and the student experience. We asked some of these leaders the following questions. Here’s what they had to say!