Library Media Specialist, Osseo, MN
Dawn Nelson is the Library Media Specialist at Oak View Elementary School in Maple Grove, MN. There she shares her passion for technology, books, libraries, and learning with staff and students engaged with iPads, Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education, ebooks, and other learning tools. She has been a teacher-librarian in both elementary and secondary schools for over 15 years and also worked as the Instructional Media and Technology Coordinator with Osseo (MN) Area Schools where initiatives included a 1:1 iPad program and a technology staff development program that received the ISTE Seal of Alignment in January of 2012. Current projects and interests include equity and the digital divide in education, integration of ebooks to support reading, and learning and student engagement in a digital world. She is a Past-President of MEMO, (now ITEM/ Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota) and is a member of AASL and ISTE. Besides her day job, she enjoys music, cooking, sailing, and spending time with friends and family. She loves learning by reading on Twitter and occasionally she tweets as @dawnrnelson.