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Kathleen Roberts named emerging leader by ALA

February 1, 2013

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Kathleen Roberts, a graduate alumna from Longwood University's School Library Media program, is among 56 librarians from across the country that were selected by the American Library Association (ALA) as an Emerging Leader. In addition, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) selected Roberts as an Emerging Leader they will sponsor.

Roberts, currently the school librarian at Rivers Edge Elementary School, part of Henrico County (Va.) Public Schools, is a member of the school leadership team and was awarded the Teacher of the Year in 2011. She has been an active AASL member, serving on the Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Task Force and was a contributor to the May/June issue of Knowledge Quest.

"Mention [Roberts’] name and everyone from central office staff, school administration, school staff, her students, to her library colleagues across the state exclaim that she is a librarian whose professionalism encourages change and best practice," wrote Ann Martin, Henrico’s educational specialist, in her recommendation letter.  "She welcomes the challenges of our profession with a positive focus and is always forging ahead with practical solutions to new technologies and instructional initiatives."

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program. Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library field.

Read the full ALA press release at http://www.ala.org/news/pr?id=11855