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Special Interest Group for Librarians
SIGLIB provides a community for school library media specialists to gather and learn about technologies that improve the operation and programs of the school library media center, increase access to information and create a more effective and efficient teaching and learning environment.
Learn and lead

SIGLIB fosters communication among library media specialists, promotes the school library media program, represents school library media specialists in ISTE activities and with other SIGs and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development for school library media specialists. There are many opportunities to get involved with SIGLIB, including contributing to the group newsletter, helping to organize professional development activities such as webinar or book discussions or simply attending events in Second Life and sharing your views and experiences with others.

SIGLIB also hosts ISTE’s Technology Innovation Award honoring teams of a school librarian and a collaborating teacher who have conducted an exemplary technology program extending beyond the library to meet the needs of classroom students and teachers.
SIGLIB advocacy efforts

SIGLIB released an important advocacy statement, The Role of School Librarians in Promoting the Use of Educational Technologies, to provide information on the role school librarians play in promoting the use of educational technologies in their schools and the need for libraries to have available technologies. Please share this statement with administrators and other library stakeholders.

The statement was created by the SIGLIB Executive Advocacy Committee: Lisa Perez, Doug Johnson, Joyce Valenza, Keisa Williams, Wendy Stephens, and Ernie Cox, at the request of ETAN to help us advocate for school librarians. To learn more about SIGLIB’s advocacy efforts or to get involved, visit the SIGLIB Wiki.
SIGLIB officers

SIG President
Tiffany Whitehead
Teacher-Librarian
Central Middle School
Greenwell Springs, LA

SIG President Elect
Donna Macdonald
Teacher Librarian
Orchard School
South Burlington, VT

SIG Past President
Maureen Sanders-Brunner
Instructor and Doctoral Student
Pike High School
New Augusta, IN

SIG Communications Chair
Jennifer Hanson
Librarian
Primary Source
Brighton, MA

SIG Professional Development Chair
Elissa Malespina
Supervisor of Technology

South Orange, NJ


SIGLIB Committee Members
Anthony Doyle
Lesley Farmer
Shelley Friesen
Caitlin McLemore
Wendy Stephens
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