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About the Instructor – Pamela Harland

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Pam Harland is an award-winning librarian and international presenter. With more than 21 years of experience working in school and public libraries, Pam brings a wealth of knowledge from a variety of perspectives. She is especially known for her energetic message, fresh ideas and innovative ways for taking a good library program and making it great.

Pam is the author of Revitalizing Your Library Space to Enhance Your Library Program, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Additional authorship credit includes The Learning Commons: Seven Simple Steps to Transform Your Library (Libraries Unlimited). Pam has served as a member of the AASL National School Library Program of the Year Award Committee and was guest editor for the “Library Spaces” issue of Knowledge Quest.

Pam’s seminars are fun, practical and filled with innovative ideas for revitalizing your library program.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Wow! This is a positive, idea-packed seminar. I loved Pam’s enthusiasm and passion for the profession. After 39 years as a librarian, I feel inspired!”
- Mary Reed, Elementary School Librarian

“This seminar has tons of great ideas!”
- Shari Osman, Librarian

Pam does an excellent job and shares a lot of great information and resources.”
- Dee Giordano, Library Media Specialist

Wonderful! This seminar gave me the confidence to create the library I want and the library students want.”
- Linda Stafford, Media Specialist

“Great information! Lots of practical and relevant ideas to incorporate into space and curriculum. Pam give lots of information about the things I wanted to learn more about. She is motivating and energetic.”
- Coralee Gately, Librarian

“This is the best seminar I’ve attended in 15 years! It is very practical, with helpful ideas and resources.”
- Cynthia Cassidy, Media Specialist

“Pam’s seminar includes a superb collection of resources and interactive activities.”
- Stephanie Rusen, Instructional Technologist

“Pam is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic presenter. She provides great examples and resources. I am energized to begin some new initiatives.”
- Abbey Roth, School Library

“Pam is very informative. She presents many ideas I can use right away that will help me keep my program fresh and ready to move into the future.”
- Michele Beddow, Librarian

“Pam is outstanding. So many of these ideas have been percolating but she brought them all together. Highly knowledgeable, lots of great ideas.”
- Shelley Rossitto, Executive Director of IT/PD

“Pam’s ideas really validated a lot of the things that I’ve been wanting to do in my library. She is enthusiastic and has fresh ideas while also acknowledging that everyone is different and you have to adapt ideas to your needs and your population.”
- Kate Byrnes, Librarian

Awesome presentation. I learned so much. Great research-based information that has been tried in the classroom.”
- Catherine Masrour, High School Librarian

Pam is amazing. So many great ideas, so well presented.”
- Sheila Wilson, Library Media Specialist

“Pam presents a great seminar. Innovative and inspiring.
- LaSheche Canty, School Media