Joyce Kasman Valenza

Joyce Kasman Valenza is the librarian at Springfield Township High School Library and the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She was named a Milken Educator for 1997/98, and has participated as a Library of Congress American Memory Fellow and in the Fullbright Japan program for teachers. Valenza is author of the bestseller Power Tools (ALA 1998) and wrote the video Internet Searching Skills (Schlessinger),a YALSA Top Ten Award winner. She has taught courses in searching skills for Chestnut Hill College and Mansfield University. Joyce speaks nationally on issues relating to libraries, education, and information literacy skills and contributes regularly to Classroom Connect, Voice of Youth Advocates, and a variety of other educational journals. Her school Web page, The Springfield Township High School Virtual Library, won the IASL School Library Web Page of the Year Award for 2001. The Neverending Search website is another resource created and maintained by the author. She lives with her husband and two nearly-adult kids in Rydal, PA.

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