Lilead Fellows Mentors 2015-2016

Pam BergerPam Berger is the Director of Information for the SW BOCES School Library System. She has been a school librarian, administrator, national/international consultant and presenter for over 30 years. Her latest books are Teaching Inquiry: Engaging the Learner Within. (Neal Schuman Publishers, 2012) and Choosing Web 2.0 Tools for Learning and Teaching in a Digital World. (Libraries Unlimited, 2010).

Dr. Ann Dutton Ewbank is Assistant Professor and Director of the School Library Media Program at Montana State University. She received her PhD in Curriculum & Instruction from Arizona State University and her MLS from the University of Arizona. Dr. Ewbank researches school library advocacy and is a past president of the Arizona Library Association. She was named one of Library Journal’s “Movers and Shakers” of 2009.

Sandra-Hughes-Hassell-headshotSandra Hughes-Hassell is a professor and director of the school media program in the School of Information & Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her current research she focuses on social justice issues in youth library services and the role of school library media specialists in education reform.

Kafi D. Kumasi is an assistant professor of library and information science (LIS) at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, where she teaches in the areas of school library media, urban librarianship, multicultural services and resources and research methods. A Laura Bush 21st century scholar, she holds a PhD in Curriculum Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington and a master’s degree in LIS from Wayne State. Her research interests revolve around issues of literacy, equity and diversity, particularly in urban educational environments spanning K12 and graduate school contexts. Her publications include book chapters, and journal articles in (among others) Library and Information Science Research, Journal of Education for Library and Information ScienceThe Journal of Research on Libraries and Young AdultsSchool Libraries WorldwideSchool Library Media Research, and Urban Library Journal.

Barbara Stripling is the Immediate Past President of the American Library Association and an Assistant Professor of Practice in the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University. Previously, in her 35-year library career, Stripling has been Director of Library Services for the New York City schools, a school library media specialist and school district director of libraries in Arkansas, a library grant program director in Tennessee, and director of library programs at a local education fund in New York City. She received her Doctorate in Information Management from Syracuse University in May 2011 and has written or edited numerous books and articles. Stripling is a former president of the American Association of School Librarians.