Joyce Kasman Valenza
Associate Teaching Professor, Librarian, and Researcher in Bradenton, Florida
After 25 years of joyful practice as a teacher librarian in K12 education, and several more as a public and special librarian, I joined the faculty of Rutgers University where I prepare future librarians to lead cultures of literacy and engage communities.
I wrote the NeverendingSearch Blog for School Library Journal (now on hiatus), the TechLife@School column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and contribute regularly to library and edtech publications. I speak globally about the thoughtful use of technology in learning and the power of librarians to lead.
My research interests include school librarianship, youth information seeking, educational technology, social media curation, OER, emerging literacies, social media, and online communities of practice.
I am active in AASL, ALA, ALISE and ISTE.