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Joyce Kasman Valenza - Ph.D.

Joyce joined the faculty of Rutgers University School of Communication & Information in January 2014. Prior to this she was the teacher librarian at Springfield Township High School (PA).

For ten years, Joyce was the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is the author of Power ToolsPower Research Tools and Power Tools Recharged for ALA Editions. Her NeverendingSearch Blog (on the SLJ website) won an Edublogs Award for 2005 and 2009.

Joyce was awarded an AASL/Highsmith research grant in 2005. Her Twitter chat, #tlchat won an Edublogs Award in 2011.

Joyce is a Milken Educator and an American Memory Fellow. She was selected as a Technology and Learning 100@30 and was awarded an Edublogs Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

Her Virtual Library won the IASL School Library Web Page of the Year Award for 2001. She has won her state's PSLA Outstanding Program (2005) and Outstanding Contributor (2009) Awards. Joyce is active in ALA, AASL, YALSA, and ISTE. She contributes to VOYA, Technology and Learning, and School Library Journal.

Joyce earned her doctoral degree from the University of North Texas in August, 2007 and speaks nationally about issues relating to libraries and thoughtful use of educational technology.

Joyce considers herself a founder and mother of the school library Geek Tribe, #tlchat, and TL Virtual Café.

My Presenters Sessions

Friday, May 16

8:30am EDT

Keynote - Transliteracy: An Unintentional Film Festival Gym - IDX Student Life CenterJoyce Kasman Valenza - Ph.D.

12:15pm EDT