Media Supervisor, Forsyth County Schools, GA
Susan K. S. Grigsby earned her B.S. in Commercial Music Recording/Production and her Master of Library Media Technology at Georgia State University. She began her 20-year career at a private school then served in urban, suburban, and rural public PK-8 school libraries until 2014 when she was hired in Forsyth County’s Central Office as the District Media Specialist (officially titled Media Specialist on Special Assignment).
Susan has served on the board of the Georgia Library Media Association since 1999 as Independent Schools Rep, Communications Chair, Treasurer, Library Media Specialist of the Year Chair, President-Elect, President, and Professional Development Chair. Since 2010, she has produced an annual 2-day professional conference specifically for Georgia’s teacher-librarians which has grown over 200% since her appointment. She served as a member of the Georgia Library Media Consortium which produced a 10-standard advocacy instrument to help administrators and media specialists evaluate their programs for maximum student impact. She has served ALA as a Councilor-At-Large and AASL as a member of the Legislative Committee and the National Conference Committee (2015). She currently sits on AASL’s Knowledge Quest Editorial Board.
Susan was Georgia’s Library Media Specialist of the Year in 2011 and frequently travels the state to provide professional development. She is a member of ALA, AASL, ISTE, AECT, GLMA, and GAIT (Ga. Assoc. of Instructional Technology) and has presented at all of their annual conferences. She is currently pursuing her Ed.S. at the University of West Georgia in Educational Leadership and is proud to be a Lilead Fellow. She tweets as @sksgrigsby and curates articles and information for school libraries at http://www.scoop.it/t/k-12-school-libraries/