Joyce Kasman Valenza

Writer in Rydal, Pennsylvania

Joyce Kasman Valenza

Writer in Rydal, Pennsylvania

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After completely 25 years of joyful practice as a teacher librarian in K12 education, Joyce Valenza joined the faculty of Rutgers University where she is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Information program and prepares future school librarians to lead cultures of literacy.

Joyce writes the NeverendingSearch Blog for School Library Journal and contributes to several other library and edtech publications. Joyce is active in AASL, ALA, and ISTE and considers herself one of the godmothers of the #tlchat network.

She has been a school, public, reference and special librarian. For ten years, she was the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Currently, Joyce is co-primary investigator of an IMLS study on students and credibility decision making.

Joyce is the first recipient of the 2017 AASL Social Media Superstar Leadership Luminary Award.

Her Twitter chat, #tlchat and her blog have been honored with Edublogs Awards.

Joyce is a Milken Educator, a Google Certified Teacher and an American Memory Fellow. She was selected as one of Technology and Learning's 100@30 and received an Edublogs award for Lifetime Achievement.

Her Virtual Library won the IASL School Library Web Page of the Year Award. She has won her state's PSLA Outstanding Program and its Outstanding Contributor Awards. She is the author of ALA's Social Media Curation, Power Tools, Power Research Tools and Power Tools Recharged.

Joyce is currently a member of AASL's Best Apps for Teaching & Learning Committee and the Standards Implementation Taskforce.

Joyce earned her doctoral degree in Information Science from UNT in August, 2007.

She speaks national

  • #librarian
  • #teacher
  • #teacherlibrarian
  • #schoollibrarian
  • #professor
  • Work
    • Rutgers University, SC&I
  • Education
    • Ph.D. UNT 2007