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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Jonathan Hunt, an experienced, enthusiastic school librarian, is focused on aligning our K-5 school libraries to match the rigorous academic demands of your state standards. He is filled with proven ideas and armed with the best, new books and technology to make this happen.

In addition to his primary work in a K-5 school, he also teaches classes about children’s and young adult literature. He is a principal reviewer for the Horn Book Magazine and blogs for School Library Journal. Jonathan has served on numerous award committees including the Newbery Medal, the Printz Award, the Caldecott Medal, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Jonathan is also the author of Best, Practical Strategies to Ensure that Your SCHOOL LIBRARY PROGRAM Helps Students Meet and Exceed Your State Standards (Grades K-5), the outstanding resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

You are sure to enjoy Jonathan’s passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of books and strategies that you can implement immediately in your own school library program.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Thank you for the valuable ideas for short lessons that we can incorporate into our programs to help students meet the rigorous standards!”
– Terry Chelgren, Library Assistant

“Jonathan is a wonderful instructor with a lot of great, current and applicable ideas!”
– Brittney Joyce, Library Information Specialist

Informative and entertaining!
– Gayle Allmandinger, Media Specialist

“Thank you, Jonathan. I especially liked the lesson plan ideas!”
– Rose Richer, Librarian

So much useful information! Great resource handbook, too!
– Lourene Solarz, Library Manager

Valuable information and resources! Excellent use of PowerPoint and the resource handbook. Smooth transitions and interactions with the audience!”
– Kim Van Hoorelbeke, Librarian

“Thanks for all the ideas I can take back and use in my library!”
– Georgia Diaz, School Librarian

Great information on merging state standards into our lessons!
– Mary Banks, Media Specialist

“Thanks for the valuable information, Jonathan!”
– Doreen Mosley, Media Specialist

“Nice mixture of sharing classic and contemporary children’s literature! What a bonus that Jonathan worked on the Newbery and Notable Books selection committees!”
– Linda Ash, Librarian

Loved the book talks and the lessons we can take with us!”
– Amanda Pike, Media Specialist

So many wonderful ideas I can easily use in my library! Thank you, Jonathan!”
– Sharon Peterson, LMC Director