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About Your Instructor – Cathy Smith

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

As an experienced school librarian and the supervisor of libraries in a large district, Cathy Smith has had many opportunities to work a wide range of students, teachers and librarians. A sought-after conference presenter on a variety of school library topics, Cathy encourages librarians to make libraries student-centered, collaborative environments where students are enabled to be strong readers and users of information.

She is the author of 101 Best Strategies to Increase the Effectiveness and Impact of Your SCHOOL LIBRARY PROGRAM (Grades K-12), the extensive digital resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Cathy's presentations are energizing and equipped with a wealth of practical plans and resources ready for immediate implementation!

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"I am taking some fantastic ideas home with me."
Amanda Kuzminski, Library Media Specialist

"I love this seminar! I am an administrator and I attended with my media specialist and we plan to implement several ideas that were discussed today."
Octavius Mulligan, Principal

"Cathy has such a wealth of knowledge about school libraries."
Paula Evans, Librarian

"Cathy Smith presented us with a tremendous amount of practical, research-based, time-tested strategies and information."
Leanne Brown, Librarian