Judi Moreillon is a literacies and libraries consultant, adjunct associate professor, and the recipient of the 2019 Scholastic Publishing Award. She a staunch advocate for the leader and instructional partner roles of school librarians. A 2017-2019 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 has taught graduate students in library science for more than 20 years. She has 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 Reading Position Statements Task Force and serves as the co-chair of the Teacher Librarian Division of the Arizona Library Association.
Her books for ALA include Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension: Maximizing Your Impact (2007), Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Secondary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact (2012), Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Elementary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact (2013), and Maximizing School Librarian Leadership: Building Connections for Learning and Advocacy. Judi’s homepage is http://storytrail.com. She blogs at http://schoollibrarianleadership.com and tweets @CactusWoman with #schoollibrarianleadership and #buildingconnections4learning.