District Specialist, Broward County Schools, FL
Lynne Oakvik has served as the district curriculum supervisor for Broward County Public Schools Library Media programs since 2009. She oversees all library media services providing instructional, operational, and professional development support for media specialists in 228 elementary, middle, high, and alternative schools. Lynne is responsible for collaborating with school and district administrators to ensure effective implementation of library programs and resources that align with district, state, and national AASL standards. She oversees the district’s library automation system and library media purchasing and acquisition including hardware, software and online academic databases. She is responsible for overseeing all media center facility renovations working with district and school staff to implement new educational specifications for school library spaces that include expanding network integration, equipment, and technology integration needs to support future ready school libraries that integrate blended and personalized learning. As district supervisor, Lynne is responsible for designing and implementing professional development for library media specialists. Since 2013, Lynne has served as the lead curriculum supervisor for Innovations for Learning (IFL), a K-1 blended learning iPad program in 13 Title 1 schools, that supports literacy instruction for over 2,200 students. An active advocate for school and public libraries, Lynne is a co-founding member of the Large District Library Leaders, a professional learning network of district library supervisors in the top 20 largest school school districts. In 2014-15, Lynne was selected to serve as a Lilead Fellow. The Lilead Fellows Program is an advanced professional development program through the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland and funded through an IMLS grant. The 18-month LIlead program is designed to empower, enable, and equip select school district library supervisors from throughout the United States to be effective and inspirational leaders for change. Lynne currently serves on the BCPS Technology Advisory Committee (TAC), Co-Chairs the BCPS Digital Content/Software Committee, and is an active member on Broward County’s Campaign for Grade Level Reading Committee. Lynne is a member of the American Library Association (ALA), American Association of School Librarians (AASL), International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE), Florida Association of Media Educators (FAME), Florida Association of Supervisors of Media (FASM) and Broward County Association of Media Specialists (BCAMS).