Building Connections for Learning
and Advocacy

Welcome to Judi Moreillon's Cyber Home:
Building Connections for Learning and Advocacy


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 available from ALA Editions. I earned the 2019 Scholastic Library Publishing Award.

In the 2018-2019 academic year, I supported a weekly book study and monthly podcasts on the blog. These resources are available to anyone who is reading the book/my blog.

I am the author of three books for children and families. My fourth children's book Please, Don't Give Me a Hug! is available for free from the Make Way for Books app.

In addition, I maintain several Web sites that I authored or illustrated. See my Author Page.

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Most Recent Publications          

Inquiry into Nonfiction and Informational Global Literature - 4-part Series on the WOW Currrents Blog, August, 2019

Does Cultural Competence Matter? Book Reviewers as Mediators of Children's Literature. Children and Libraries 17 (2): 3-8. Summer, 2019.

Book Review: We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugees Around the World. WOW Review XI (5): Summer, 2019.

Leadership Requires Collaboration: Memes Have Meaning. School Library Connection. February 22, 2019.

Guest Editor Column: Knowledge Quest. and Coplanning and Coimplementing Assessment and Evaluation Strategies for Inquiry Learning. January/February, 2019.


As an educator, I currently work as a literacies and libraries consultant and serve as an adjunct associate professor for the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, and 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 have taught preservice school librarians and children's and youth services public librarians since 1995.

Please see my Curriculum Vitae, Presentations, Workshops, and Keynotes Wiki Archive.



I am an ardent advocate for high-quality school library programs faciliated by professional school librarians centered on classroom-library collaboration for instruction, the thoughtful integration of authentic children’s and young adult literature and relevant technology tools into the classroom curriculum, and family literacy. My most recent op-ed "Literacy Matters Every Day" was published in the Arizona Daily Star on March 6, 2019.

Also, check out our crowdsourced video: Principals Know: School Librarians Are the Heart of the School.


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Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Elementary School Libraries: Mazimizing Your Impact
(ALA, 2013

Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Secondary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact

Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Secondary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact
(ALA, 2012

Available from
 ALA Editions 

(ALA, 2018)


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Last Updated: 1 January 2020

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