Chris Haeffner

Christine Haeffner

Director of Library Media Services, Lincoln, NE

Christine Haeffner has been in the business of teaching for 20 years. She has had the pleasure to serve as both an elementary and middle school librarian, and is currently the Director of Library Media Services for Lincoln Public Schools . Christine is also an adjunct professor of Young Adult Literature at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, preparing pre-service librarians to model and teach critical thinking skills and to be thoughtful and inclusive curators of library resources. Active in Nebraska’s professional organizations, Christine has served as a board member for both the Nebraska School Librarian Association and the Southeast Library System. She has presented at both the state and national level on the topics of copyright and the importance of inquiry-based instruction, and was recently published in Teacher Librarian for her work with multicultural resources. Christine has earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an endorsement in school librarianship, and a second Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. The focus of Christine’s most recent work involves defining the evolving role of the school librarian in Lincoln Public Schools, providing essential professional development to support librarians as they transform their library programs, and collaborating with district departments as Lincoln’s 1:1 initiative impacts instruction and curriculum design. Christine has launched a district-wide Makerspace initiative, which was honored by the White House in 2015.

Christine's Blog Articles

The Transformation of a District

The Transformation of a District

As the coordinator for 58 school libraries in Lincoln, I don't have the typical transformation story.  I don't have a. Read More
Making Makers

Making Makers

Our school library programs are thriving and growing in all sorts of new and exciting ways. School libraries are supporting.

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