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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Deborah B. Ford is an award-winning library media specialist and an outstanding international presenter. She currently serves as the Director of Library Outreach for the Junior Library Guild, which exposes her to the latest, best books for children. She has presented at many state and international conferences, and is the author of numerous books including, What’s NEW in Children’s Books and Creative, Powerful Strategies to Use Them in Your Program (2018), the comprehensive resourcehandbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

Deborah is known for her inspirational message, budget-friendly ideas and innovative ways for making the most out of the resources you have. Join Deborah for a day filled with practical, easy-to-implement ideas that will highlight the latest, best books available in children’s literature and exciting, creative ways to utilize them in your program.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“I loved it! Finally, someone who speaks the language of a librarian! I loved how Deborah would answer whatever we asked. So much information. She is real … Easy to approach and talk to.”
- Christi Solomon, Elementary Librarian

The resource handbook is packed full of amazingly helpful resources that I will use in coming days. Deborah’s LiveBinder site is beyond amazing! Thank you for sharing all these ideas and resources!”
- Donna Smith, Librarian

“Absolutely loved all the practical ideas, solutions and books Deborah shared. They will make me a much better librarian!”
- Lisa Patti, Librarian

Awesome seminar! I learned so much today! Deborah Ford is an excellent presenter and kept our attention the entire presentation.”
- Amy Lewandowski, Library Media Center Director

I’d love to attend Deborah’s seminar again next year! Great information and ideas. I’m grateful that I was able to be here today!”
- Sana Sterbenc, Librarian, Grades 6-8

“Deborah, thank you so much for a fun, informative seminar! I learned so much! Great books and resources as well!”
- Catherine Arbogast, Librarian II

“Deborah is always an inspiration, a terrific coach and presenter extraordinaire! We can be sure her recommendations are top notch.”
- Martha Rowland, Teacher Librarian

“This was a wonderful seminar! Deborah did a great job of sharing new books and resources with us. I can’t wait to go back to my library and order titles that she shared and explore the websites and tools! Thank you!”
- Ilene Gavenman, Children’s and YA Librarian

“I felt like I was in a rut. I’m so glad I attended! Deborah gave me the tools, confidence and resolve to make my library great.”
- Theresa Tijerina, Librarian