About Me

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The Unschooled Librarian was born of a need to compile and develop my thoughts about libraries, school media centers, books, technology, the International Baccalaureate and my professional development.  My experiences as a learner and educator have instilled a deep belief in life-long learning and a commitment to a different kind of growth –  through personal inquiry, passion, project-based learning, and art experiences.

“I believe that we learn best when we, not others are deciding what we are going to learn, and when we are choosing the people, materials, and experiences from which we will be learning”.  John Holt

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
Apple and Windows Operating Systems
Google Apps for Education basic administration
Software: Word, Excel, Pages, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, iPhoto, basic Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Reader, Inspiration, Skype
Online Applications: Chrome OS, Firefox OS, WordPress, Blogger, Moodle LMS, Blackboard LMS, Google Sites, Prezi, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Edmodo, Ning

TRAININGS GIVEN & COURSES TAUGHT
Information Literacy
Google Apps for Education – Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Gchat
Moodle
Cengage Gale “In Context” database suite
NoodleTools online citation tool
Turnitin online plagiarism checker
Follett Destiny OPAC
JSTOR
OverDrive, Project Gutenberg & Librivox
Proquest Historic Newspapers database

Theatre, Writing & Performance
Theatre I – introduction to Improvisation
Playwriting
Director’s Seminar
Monologue Performance
Introduction to Theatre
Oral Interpretation of Literature

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Library Association
American Association of School Librarians
AASL: Independent School Section
Young Adult Library Services Association
Association of Independent School Librarians
Metropolitan Washington Independent School Librarians and Associates
District of Columbia Library Association
Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools
European Council of International Schools
International Society of Technology in Education

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