Member of the Month

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Nancy Jo Lambert

Nancy Jo Lambert
Reedy High School Library, Frisco ISD 

Professional experience

I am a high school teacher librarian in Frisco Independent School District at Reedy High School. I have five years of classroom teaching experience, and I have been in a school library since 2010. I have library experience at the early childhood, elementary, and high school levels.

I am a presenter and speaker who advocates for libraries by telling the story of the learning happening in her library. I am a passionate educator and an avid learner and reader. I hold positions in the Texas Library Association and the Texas Computer Education Association, and I am also an advocate for Mackin’s Transform Your School Library movement.

I am an active member of the American Library Association, American Association of School Librarians, the Texas Association of School Librarians, Texas Library Association, and the Texas Computer Education Association. I have been published in professional journals and have won numerous awards and grants.

I am also a reviewer for School Library Journal, and I have been published in several professional journals.

Innovative library practices

I was on the forefront of the makerspace movement in school libraries. This innovation has brought technology, hands-on learning, and innovation to many public and school libraries, and I am proud to have been a part of this important innovative library practice.

Favorite literary character or book

Oh good heavens! This is like asking me to pick my favorite child. I guess I would say Deuce from the Razorland series by Ann Aguirre. She is an incredibly strong female character battling super scary creatures in the apocalypse. She is a hunter and warrior, and I just love how independent and unwavering she is. 

Most memorable TLA experience

Quite possibly my most memorable TLA experience came from this year co-hosting the first ever Kidlit vs. YALit Lip Sync Battle at #TXLA16 in Houston. Hosting this super fun program with Mr. T (aka John Trischitti III), director of the Midland County Library, was certainly something I will never forget. Certainly being CRT (Children’s Round Table) Chair this past year was a memorable experience as well. Presiding over the Bluebonnet Luncheon, seeing all the CRT programs come to fruition, and being involved in the whole conference planning experience was so amazing!

 

Created on May 31, 2016 | Last updated July 01, 2016