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Awards, Honors, Publications, and Presentations

Articles and Publications

2015                    

  • Lambusta, Patrice - Guided Inquiry in Action: Middle School. Leslie Maniotes, LaDawna Harrington and Patrice Lambusta. Libraries Unlimited (2015)
  • Keeling, Mary -“Backwards Design Considerations for the 21st Century School Library.” School Library Monthly 31:4 (2015) 22-24.
  • Keeling, Mary -“Building a Performance Evaluation System for School Librarians.” School Library Monthly 31:7 (2015) 12-15.
  • Keeling, Mary – “Management Matters:  Put People First.” School Library Connection 1:1 (2015) 24-25.
  • Keeling, Mary – “Management Matters:  Start Lines and Deadlines – Managing Library Program Tasks.” School Library Connection 1:2 (2015) 31.
  • Keeling, Mary – “Management Matters:  Empowering Reading Through Self-Checkout.” School Library Connection 1:3(2015) 26.
  • Samsky, Anastasia—“Twitter during Instruction: A Fledgling Proposition.” School Library Connection 1:2(2015) 37-39.

2014

  • Carnesi, Sabrina -  “Challenging Opportunities:  Dealing with Book Challenges.” Library Media Connection. 33:2 (2014) 16.
  • Carnesi, Sabrina -  “My Digital Leap Into Simultaneous Multi-Access e-Books.”  Library Media Connection.   33:1 (2014) 10-11. 
  • Carnesi, Sabrina -  “iCivics-a Fun Way to Enhance Learning.”  Knowledge Quest.  42:5  (2014) 72-74.
  • Graham, Sandy, Lambusta, Patrice, and Letteri-Walker, Barbara – “Rocks in the River:  The Challenge of Piloting the Inquiry Process in Today’s Learning Environment.” Knowledge Quest: Journal of AASL  43:2 (2014) 42-45.
  • Keeling, Mary - Guest editor, Inquiry Issue, Knowledge Quest 43:2 (2015).

2013

  • Keeling, Mary - “Mission Statements—Rhetoric, Reality, or Roadmap to Success?” Knowledge Quest 42:1 (2013) 30-36.
  • Keeling, Mary - “The AASL Planning Guide:  A District Approach to Powerful Professional Development.” Library Media Connection 31:5 (2013) 30-34.

2012

  • Carnesi, Sabrina -  “C is for Cooperation.” Children & Libraries:  The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children.  10:3 (2012) 9-13.

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Presentations

2015                                                  

  • Carnesi, Sabrina – Presented “Can we Talk about Urban Street Fiction for Youth?” Virginia Association for Teachers of English (VATE), Annual State Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Richmond, VA, October 2015.
  • Eriksen, Tonia – Presented “Completing STEM Challenges in the Elementary Library.” Virginia Association of School Librarians Annual State Conference, Williamsburg, VA, November 2015.
  • Keeling, Mary - Presented “From Recruiting to Mentoring: Transforming Practices in School Library Preparation.” Co-presenter, American Association of School Librarians National Conference, Columbus, OH, November 6, 2015.
  • Keeling, Mary - Presented “Coaching Strategies to Transform Learning.” With Suzanna Panter.  American Association of School Librarians National Conference, Columbus, OH, November 7, 2015.
  • Lambusta, Patrice - Presented “Guided Inquiry in Action: Strategies for Implementation”  American Association for School Libraries National Conference, Columbus, OH, November 7, 2015.
  • Lambusta, Patrice - Presented “Reading: It’s the Real Thing” Longwood University Summer Literacy Institute, July 23-24, 2015.
  • Lee, Beth – Presented “Unpacking the Standards to Enhance Library Instruction.” Hampton, VA, March 2015.

2014

  • Carnesi, Sabrina -   Presented “We’ve Been Challenged!  VAASL Intellectual Freedom Roundtable.  State Intellectual Freedom Annual Report.” Virginia Association of School Librarians Annual Conference. Roanoke, VA.  November 2014.
  • Carnesi, Sabrina -   Presented “Urban, Edgy, and Marginal:  The YA Underground, Titles under Consideration for the 2015 ‘In the Margins’ Book Award.”   Virginia Association of School Librarians Annual Conference.  Roanoke, VA.  November 2014.
  • Carnesi, Sabrina -   Presented “3-2-1!  NSLPY!  Make Your School Library Program Qualify for AASL’s Most Prestigious Award.”  Virginia Association of School Librarians Annual Conference.  Roanoke, VA.  November 2014.
  • Carnesi, Sabrina -   Presented “Mini-Treasure Mountain Retreat #20:  The Learning Commons in Action.”  Teacher Librarian and Learning Commons Press Pre-Conference ½ Day Workshop.  Las Vegas, NV.  June 2014.
  • Lambusta, Patrice - Presented “Listen My Children and You Shall Hear: Inquiry and Historical Poetry” Longwood University Summer Literacy Institute, July 17-18, 2014; and at Virginia Association for School Libraries National Conference, Roanoke, VA. November 2014.
  • Keeling, Mary – co-presented “Leading the Way: Strategies for Moving School Library Programs Forward” with Kathryn Lewis and Suzanna Panter. American Library Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 29, 2014.
  • Keeling, Mary -  panelist on“School Librarian Evaluation: How Do We Rate?”   American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, January 25, 2014; repeated as a webinar sponsored by LILEAD, April 29, 2014.
  • Lambusta, Patrice – Presented “Listen My Children and You Shall Hear:  Inquiry and Historical Poetry.” 11th Annual Longwood University Summer Literacy Institute.  July 17-18, 2014.
  • Lee, Beth – Presented “Unpacking the Standards to Enhance Library Instruction.” VAASL Annual Conference, Roanoke, VA. November 2014.

2013               

  • Carnesi, Sabrina co-presented “Instructional Partnerships that Deliver Success:  Meeting the Leadership Challenge.”  1/2-Day workshop.  American Association of School Librarians National Conference.  Hartford, CT.  November 2013.
  • Keeling, Mary – Presented “Spinning Straw into Gold:  Building Great Collections with Tight Budgets.” Virginia Association of School Librarians, Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, November 8, 2013.
  • Lambusta, Patrice – Presented “Guided Inquiry in Middle School” with Leslie Maniotes.  CiSSL International Research Symposium, Rutgers University, April 26, 2013.
  • Lambusta, Patrice – Presented “Rocks in the River:  The Challenge of Piloting the Inquiry Process in Today’s Learning Environment.” AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition. Harford, Conn. November 14-16, 2016.
  • Lee, Beth – Presented “Turning Literacy Enrichment into Inquiry in Grades K-2.” Virginia Association of School Librarians, Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, November, 2013.

2012     

  • Keeling, Mary – Presented “Measures for Student Growth:  Approaches to Standard 7.”  Virginia Association of School Librarians, Annual Meeting, Hampton, VA, November 8-10, 2012.
  • Keeling, Mary – Co-Presented “Virginia’s New Performance Standards for Teachers:  Librarians Look at Standards 1-6” with Julie Tate. Virginia Association of School Librarians, Annual Meeting, Hampton, VA, November 8-10, 2012.
  • Lambusta, Patrice – presented “Creating Change with One Book One School” at Longwood University 9th Annual Summer Literacy Institute July 18-19, 2012.
  • Lee, Beth - Presented “Turning Literacy Enrichment into Inquiry in Grades K-2.” York Regional Spring Conference, ODU Tri-Cities Higher Education Center, Portsmouth, VA, April 2012.

2011

  • Jones, Barbara – presented “Getting the Job Done with Foldables.” Virginia Association of School Librarians, York Regional Spring Conference, ODU Tri-Cities Higher Education Center, Portsmouth, VA, April 1, 2011.
  • Lee, Beth – presented “Revving Up for Reference Sources.” York Regional Spring Conference, ODU Tri-Cities Higher Education Center, Portsmouth, VA, April 1, 2011.

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Awards, Grants, Honors

2015     

  • Davis, Michelle -  Mini-Museum, 2015.
  • Eriksen, Tonia - Mini-Museum, 2015.
  • Hendrix, Melissa – Sponsored Second Place (Excellent) Nelson Elementary School Level 1 Desktop Publishing Team, Great Computer Challenge, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, May 2015.
  • Keeling, Mary - Lilead Fellow, 2015-2016.
  • Lavell, Jenifer -  recipient of Instructional Innovation Mini Grant from Newport News Education Foundation and National Council of Jewish Women.

2014

  • DiGiorgio, Karen – recipient of a $500 grant for e-books from Newport News Education Foundation and National Council of Jewish Women.
  • Lambusta, Patrice - York Regional School Librarian of the Year.
  • Winkley, Jessica -  Sponsor of Level 2 Desktop Publishing Team receiving Honorable Mention. School coordinator of all 6 teams from Nelson, half of which placed in the competition.  Great Computer Challenge, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. May 2014.

2013

  • Lavell, Jenifer – Teacher of the Year, Huntington Middle School, 2012-2013.
  • Lynch, Romonia  - Teacher of the Year, Denbigh High School, 2012-2013.
  • Tunstall, Michelle – co-recipient of a Teacher Innovation Mini Grant sponsored by the Newport News Education Foundation and Council of Jewish Women.

2011

  • Carnesi, Sabrina - Achieved National Board certification in Library Media – Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
  • Carnesi, Sabrina – Darden College of Education,  Alumni Fellow.
  • DiGiorgio, Karen – Achieved National Board certification in Library Media – Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
  • Lambusta, Patrice -Teacher of the Year, Passage Middle School.

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Activities in Professional Library Associations

  • Carnesi, Sabrina – Editorial Advisory Board Member, School Library Connection, 2015-Present; Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table, American Library Association (ALA), 2014-Present; Coretta Scott King Committee Non-jury, ALA, 2015-2017; Member, Distinguished Service Award Committee, American Association of School Librarians (AASL), 2015 – 2016; Editorial Board Member, AASL Knowledge Quest Journal, 2011-2015; Editorial Advisory Board Member, Library Media Connection, 2010-2015; National School Library Program of the Year Committee Chair, AASL, 2013-2014; State Intellectual Freedom Chair, Virginia Association of School Librarians(VAASL), 2013 – Present; Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Selection Committee Member, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), 2012 -2014; State Learning4Life Coordinator, AASL, 2009 – 2012; AASL/ALSC/YALSA Joint Committee of School / Public Library Cooperation, AASL,  2008-2012.
  • DiGiorgio, Karen - Virginia Educational Media Association Conference Planning Committee, 2014.
  • Keeling, Mary – Chair, AASL Implementation Task Force, 2015-2017;Lilead Fellow, 2015-2016; Chair, AASL Supervisors’ Section, 2014 – 2015; Co-Chair, ACRL-AASL Interdivisional Committee on Information Literacy, 2014-2015; Chair, ABC-CLIO Leadership Award, American Association of School Librarians, 2011-2012. Member, Professional Development Advisory Board, American Association of School Librarians, 2011 – present; Virginia Educational Media Association President, 2010-2011.
  • Lambusta, Patrice - VAASL York Regional Director Elect, 2016. 
  • Lee, Beth –  VAASL Summer Professional Development Committee, Chair, 2014-2015; Treasurer, VAASL, 2012-2014; VEMA Future Trends and Issues, Chair,  2011-2012; Virginia Educational Media Association Director, York Region, 2010-2011.
  • McQuillen, Debra – member, VAASL Conference Planning Committee, 2013.
  • Tomaino, Kathie - Virginia Educational Media Association Director, York Region, 2011-2012.

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