I am the author of four professional books for school librarians and classroom teachers. My fourth book
Maximizing School Librarian Leadership: Building Connections for Learning and Advocacy
is now available from ALA Editions.
Join a 2018-2019 year-long book study on the SchoolLibrarianLeadership.com blog and listen to the Episode 1 Podcast: Building Connections for Learning.
I am the author of three books for children and families. In addition, I maintain
several Web sites that I authored or illustrated. See my Amazon.com Author Page.
News: "Books for Dallas Babies," a collaborative project of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library and Parkland Health and Hospital System, gave 12,000 copies of Vamos a leer/Read to Me to families of newborns in 2016. The partners continued this successful project in 2017 and 2018. Tarrant County/Fort Worth Public Library and the JPS Health Network began their "Books for Tarrant County Babies" partnership in January, 2017. The two inititiaves have a shared Web-presence at Books for Texas Babies.
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Most Recent Publications
The Mighty Picturebook: Providing a Plethora of Possibilities. Children and Libraries. Fall, 2017.
Closing the Literacy Gap. School Library Connection. November/December, 2017.
Book Reviewers as Mediators of Children's Literature: An Interview with Mary Margaret Mercado. In four parts each week of December, 2017 for the WOW Currents Blog.
|As an educator,
I currently work as a literacies and libraries consultant and serve as a mentor for the Lilead Project. I have served as a school librarian at every instructional level.
I have also been a classroom teacher, district-level librarian
mentor, literacy coach, and classroom teacher educator. I taught preservice school librarians and children's and youth services public librarians for twenty-one years and am a recently retired associate professor.
Please see my Curriculum Vitae, Presentations, Workshops, and Keynotes Wiki Archive.