Judi Moreillon is a literacies and libraries consultant and a staunch advocate for the leader and instructional partner roles of school librarians. A 2017-2018 mentor for the Lilead Project, Judi served for thirteen years as a coteaching school librarian at all three instructional levels. As a school librarian, she collaborated with classroom teachers, specialists, and principals to ensure that educators practiced effective instructional strategies and integrated library resources into the classroom curriculum.
In addition, Judi taught graduate students in library science for twenty-one years, most recently as an associate professor at Texas Woman’s University. She developed and taught courses including librarians as instructional partners and conducted research related to the school librarian’s leadership and instructional partner roles. Judi has also served as a district-level school librarian mentor, a literacy coach, a classroom teacher, and a preservice classroom teacher educator. She currently chairs AASL’s Innovative Approaches to Literacy Task Force and is a member of the ALA/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation.
Judi has published three books with ALA Editions: Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension: Maximizing Your Impact (2007), Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Secondary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact (2012), and Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Elementary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact (2013). Her fourth book, Maximizing School Librarian Leadership: Building Connections for Learning and Advocacy will be available in 2018. Judi’s homepage is http://storytrail.com. She blogs at http://schoollibrarianleadership.com and tweets @CactusWoman with #schoollibrarianleadership and #buildingconnections4learning.