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Lilead Fellows for 2017–2018 Announced



The Lilead Project has selected its Fellows for 2017–2018.

The goal of The Lilead Project is to study, support, and build community among those who coordinate school district library programs and to make them a network of change agents. The Lilead Fellows program is a long-term professional development opportunity for a select group.

See the press release below.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         

April 10, 2017

2017-2018 Lilead Fellows Selected

The Lilead Project is pleased to announce the selection of 22 school district library leaders to participate in the 2017-2018 Lilead Fellows Program. The Fellows are:

Fiona Casida, Copley-Fairlawn City Schools, Ohio

Carter Cook, Fort Worth Independent School District, Texas

Carolyn Foote, Eanes Independent School District, Texas

Susan Gauthier, East Baton Rouge Parish School System, Louisiana

Trish Henry, Mead 354 Public Schools, Washington

Lynn Johnson, Mountain View School District, Idaho

Stephie Luyt, Traverse City Area Public Schools, Michigan

Claudia Mason, Fontana Unified School District, California

Kelly Miller, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia

Elissa Moritz, Loudoun County Public Schools, Virginia

Adam Phyall, Newton County School District, Georgia

Mary Jo Richmond, Frederick County Public Schools, Maryland

Katie Salmela, ISD 191, Minnesota

Debi Shultz, Centralia School District, Washington

Jennifer Sturge, Calvert County Public Schools, Maryland

Jenny Takeda, Beaverton School District, Oregon

Shannon Torres, Northville Public Schools, Michigan

Kerry Townsend, Columbia Public Schools, Missouri

Jenny Umbarger, Durham Public Schools, North Carolina

Ann Vickman, South Texas Independent School District, Texas

Misti Werle, Bismarck Public Schools, North Dakota

Janet Wile, Central Unified Public Schools, California

For more information about the Lilead Project, visit http://lileadproject.org.

About the Lilead Fellows Program: The Lilead Fellows Program, with funding from IMLS, will provide an intensive 18-month long professional development program for 25 school district library supervisors. The program will focus on developing leadership skills in integrating information literacy instruction, technology use, and advocacy for library programs. Learn more by following us on Twitter.

About the Institute for Museum and Library Services: The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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