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About Your Instructor – Terri Grief

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Terri Grief is an award-winning school librarian and a frequent presenter at library conferences. She traveled the United States as president of the American Association of School Librarians and has presented extensively for AASL. Terri is a highly experienced secondary school librarian and is considered a trusted expert in the best new young adult literature and strategies to motivate and reach teen readers.

Terri is the author of What’s NEW in YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE and How to Use It In Your Program, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Terri is a recipient of the Outstanding School Librarian Award, the Baby Hardy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from her state’s library association. You will find her enthusiasm about reading and YA literature is contagious.

Join Terri for a day filled with the best, new Young Adult Literature and easy-to-implement, powerful, practical ways to use these books in your grades 6-12 classroom or library program.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Terri was a fantastic presenter and did a terrific job showcasing a variety of books for middle schoolers and high schoolers. Her witty anecdotes and personal stories made it an even more engaging presentation. Thank you!”
Ashleigh Finn, Lead Librarian

“Terri’s ability to give captivating book talks is helpful! I appreciate the honesty of the content (including possible controversial topics).”
Becky Bruning, ELA Teacher

Very informative! Terri is knowledgeable and makes it fun! I’m eager to share what I’ve learned with my students!”
Ashley DeGregorio, Teacher

“Great presentation, Terri. I’m so impressed that you can remember so many details from so many books. I forget after a week! This was so inspirational!”
Elaine Luizzi, Library Media Specialist

Terri was amazing and funny. How she remembers all those books astounds me. I got a lot of great ideas and resources!”
Michelle Noland, Librarian

“I really enjoyed the creative classroom activities that Terri presented! Loved this workshop!”
D’Nene Luera, Librarian

Thank you for reading the books that I don’t have time to read and sharing your insights!”
Miriam Feeley, Librarian/Teacher

Great information and suggestions for teachers and librarians.”
Hillary Hall, School Librarian

“Terri’s expertise and passion for young adult literature was evident, and her excitement about great books was infectious.”
Maryalice Bond, High School Librarian

“This presentation was extremely informative. Terri made it interesting, and she packed a huge amount of information into relatively brief period of time. Great workshop!”
Orinthia Richardson, Library Media Specialist