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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 an active member of the American Association of School Librarians and currently serves on the Best Websites 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 and on the selection committee for Wilson’s Children’s Catalog.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Karen’s depth of knowledge on this subject is amazing. I could tell she loves YA Lit and has been passionate about this for a long, long time.”

I appreciated Karen’s honesty in her assessment of books. I work in an area where I have to choose carefully, and I feel like I am prepared to do that.”

I loved all the ideas she has for using books in the classroom. I love technology and I can’t wait to go back to school to integrate some of these ideas myself!”

Karen brings her enthusiasm about reading and books every time I hear her speak. You can tell reading matters to her and she wants everyone to feel the same.”

Karen definitely knows her stuff. She really creates an atmosphere of learning and sharing and I’m excited about buying some of her recommended titles.”

“I really appreciate Karen sharing all these amazing titles with us. I learned a lot and I’m already looking forward to doing it again next year.

This day was the best! Karen was engaging, thoughtful and insightful as she kept us moving throughout the day in discussion and learning.”