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About Your Instructor – Karen Scott

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Karen Scott is an award-winning school librarian and is a frequent presenter at local and state conferences. She is a current and active member of the 2020 Newbery Committee. She is an active member of the American Association of School Librarians and currently serves on YALSA's ALEX award committee. She is an instructor of Young Adult Literature at the university level.

Karen is a highly experienced secondary librarian, is considered an expert in the field by her peers and has been her school's Teacher of the Year. She has worked extensively with the library media standards of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. She is a book reviewer for Library Media Connection and has reviewed for School Library Journal. She has also served on the United States for Best Books for Youth's committee for Outstanding Books for Teens, the Newberry Committee and on the selection committee for Wilson's Children's Catalog.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"Karen Scott has a great wealth of knowledge. Her knowledge of new releases is amazing."
Honey Beth Kropp, ELA Teacher

"This is the eighth year I've attended this seminar and it never disappoints – this year was no different. Karen knows her books and makes her participants run home and read!"
Amy Christman, Librarian

"Karen is amazing! She kept us riveted and inspired throughout the entire seminar. It was worth braving a snowstorm!"
Susie Yeager, Reading Specialist

"Karen is incredible. A wealth of knowledge. I want to go back to my school and do so much."
Matt Pecic, Librarian

"Karen is wonderful! I learned so much about books to take back to my students and my classroom library."
Jackie Kazior, English Teacher

"Karen Scott is a true pleasure to listen to. She shared many insightful, helpful tips about teaching and novels for today's society."
Jessica Downer, Teacher

"Karen Scott is awesome!"
Lenore Catalano, Media Specialist

"Karen gives a great overview of YA books and helpful tech tips."
Jen Lemke, Media Specialist

"Karen is very informative. Lots of great information! So many technology and app resources – really helpful."
Jen Wesley, Teacher

"Karen is very knowledgeable. The content of genres and overviews are very helpful in deciding what is appropriate for my struggling high school readers."
Helga Brannick, Teacher