Joyce Kasman Valenza
Writer in Rydal, Pennsylvania
Blog (what I am thinking/discovering)
Current workshops (what I am sharing)
Joyce is an Assistant Professor in the MI Program at Rutgers University SC&I.
She has been a school, public, reference and special librarian. For ten years, Joyce was the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is the author of Social Media Curation, Power Tools, Power Research Tools and Power Tools Recharged.
Joyce was awarded an AASL/Highsmith research grant. Her Twitter chat, #tlchat and her blog have been honored with Edublogs Awards.
Joyce is a Milken Educator, a Google Certified Teacher and an American Memory Fellow. She was selected as one of Technology and Learning's 100@30 and received an Edublogs award for Lifetime Achievement.
Her Virtual Library won the IASL School Library Web Page of the Year Award. She has won her state's PSLA Outstanding Program and its Outstanding Contributor Awards. Joyce is active in ALA, AASL, ALISE, YALSA, and ISTE. She contributes to VOYA, Technology and Learning, Educational Leadership and School Library Journal.
Joyce earned her doctoral degree in Information Science from UNT in August, 2007 and speaks nationally about issues relating to libraries and thoughtful use of technology. Joyce considers herself a founder and mother of the school library Geek Tribe, #tlchat, and TL Virtual Café.
Research/teaching interests: digital literacies, social media, social media curation, technology and learning, digital libraries, school libraries, youth & social media