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Advisory Council

These prominent and innovative school library professionals will lend their expertise and feedback throughout the project, starting with our fall webinar series. 

Rachel Altobelli  

Rachel Altobelli  

Rachel Altobelli lives with her wife in Albuquerque, NM, where she is the director of library services and instructional materials at the Albuquerque Public Schools. Rachel is active in AASL, currently serves on the Knowledge Quest editorial board, and advocates for the inclusion of LGBTQ+ representation in school libraries. 

Becky Calzada  

Becky Calzada  

Texas educator Becky Calzada is a District Library Coordinator in Leander ISD. She is a Director-at-Large for AASL, an advisory member for The Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Group, on the Legislative Committee for TxLA, and Past Chair for the TxASL. Becky can be reached on Twitter @becalzada. 

Amanda Jones  

Amanda Jones  

Amanda Jones is a 2021 School Library Journal Co-Librarian of the Year, 2021 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and 2020 Louisiana School Librarian of the Year. 

She is the Vice President of LASL, an AASL Social Media Superstar, and is on the LA Young Readers’ Choice Awards Committee.  Find out more about her at librarianjones.com. 

Carolyn Kirio  

Carolyn Kirio  

Carolyn Kirio, a Librarian at Kapolei Middle School, trains, collaborates, and instructs with teacher teams in project-based learning and information literacy skills. Responsibilities also include WASC Coordination and Distance Learning instruction. 

Kirio is currently a PhD student in the University of Hawaii College of Education Learning and Design Technology Program. 

Erika Long 

Erika Long 

Erika Long is a school librarian in Tennessee. She is a member of ALA, AASL, Tennessee Library Association (TLA) and the Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL). She is Secretary/Treasurer of AASL, Past President of TLA, serves on various committees, and co-authored the “Equity” chapter in Core Values in School Librarianship (Libraries Unlimited, 2021). 


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