182: Stacy Brown

Steve chats with Stacy Brown, librarian and 21st Century Learning Coordinator at The Davis Academy, about her family history in librarianship, how she’s adapted her work to life during a pandemic, and her book, The School Librarian’s Technology Playbook: Innovative Strategies for Teachers and Learners.

Stacy Brown is a librarian and the 21st Century Learning Coordinator at The Davis Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, where she manages two media centers in a kindergarten prep through eighth grade academic environment.  Recognized for creating a culture of innovation and for facilitating the integration of technology into the curriculum, she  leads Maker Monday for PreK through fifth grade, facilitates a fourth grade programming and robotics class and a fifth grade course focused on text-based programming languages, game design and 3D printing. She developed a sixth grade entrepreneurship and technology course, facilitates the coding curriculum, leads the student technology leadership program, Network Sherpas, and leads teachers’ professional development in the area of technology integration. Stacy earned her Master’s in Library and Information Sciences from Florida State University and her Bachelor of Arts in English with a Minor in French from The University of Texas at Austin. Stacy has led many initiatives focusing on 21st century learning skills. She has presented at numerous conferences, such as TCEA, SxSWEDU, ALA, TLA, GaETC, and more.  She currently serves on the boards for the Atlanta Area Technology Educators and Savvy Cyber Kids, Inc., and is the regional director of the Georgia technology competition for the Independent and Home School Region. Stacy is the author of the book The School Librarian’s Technology Playbook: Innovative Strategies for Teachers and Learners published by Libraries Unlimited in February 2020 and a contributor to the book entitled School Library Makerspaces in Action published by Libraries Unlimited in March 2018 as well asLibrary Technology Reports published May/June 2018 volume. Stacy inspires a thoughtful use of technology, an enthusiasm for reading, and a lifelong interest in learning through both her personal and professional achievements.

SHOW NOTES:

Circulating Ideas: 137 School Librarian Panel
The School Librarian’s Technology Playbook: Innovative Strategies for Teachers and Learners
The Davis Academy

137: School Librarian Panel

Steve chats with a panel of school librarians at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference: Heather Moorefield-Lang, Deb Logan, Heather Thore, Stacy Brown, Gina Seymour, and Sedley Abercrombie.

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Heather Moorefield-Lang is an assistant professor with the Department of Library and Information Studies at The University of NC at Greensboro. Her research is focused in technology integration in libraries and education with a current focus on Makerspaces. Learn more about Heather at her website or follow her on Twitter, @actinginthelib.
After a thirty-year career in libraries (public and school), Deb Logan now splits her time as a district gifted coordinator with running a K-5 makerspace and genius hour program at Pleasant Local Schools. Logan is also the president of the Ohio Library Educational Media Association, an adjunct instructor for Ashland University, and a past Ohio School Librarian of the Year. Logan is also active in ALA and AASL.
After teaching in the elementary classroom for 4 years, Heather Thore decided it was time for something different and she moved into the media center. She has worked in elementary, primary, and middle school libraries. Heather just finished her 7th year as a school librarian and spent 3 of those years working with the schools on major transitions. This year, she is serving as the President of the South Carolina Association of School Librarians along with her position as a middle school librarian in a Title I school of 1,300 students.
Stacy Brown is the 21st Century Learning Coordinator at The Davis Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, where manages two media centers in a kindergarten prep through 8th grade academic environment. Stacy manages two school media centers, leads Maker Monday and Tinkering Tuesday, teaches upper elementary technology exploratory courses, and facilitates teachers’ professional development in the area of technology integration and innovation. She currently serves on the board for Atlanta Area Technology Educators and Savvy Cyber Kids, Inc.
Award winning librarian and national speaker, Gina Seymour, is the author of Makers with a Cause: Creative Service Projects for Library Youth and a chapter on inclusive makerspaces in School Library Makerspaces in Action. Gina was awarded the SSLMA’s School Librarian of the Year and named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker (2017) as a “Change Agent”. She shares her work, musings and reflections on her blog and on Twitter @ginaseymour.
Sedley Abercrombie is the lead library media coordinator for 32 school libraries in Davidson County, NC.  She is also a past president of NCSLMA, an adjunct instructor at East Carolina University and a contributing blogger for Knowledge Quest.