Joyce Kasman Valenza

Associate Teaching Professor, Librarian, and Researcher in Bradenton, Florida

After 25 years of joyful practice as a teacher librarian in K12 education, and several more as a public and special librarian, I joined the faculty of Rutgers University where I prepare future librarians to lead cultures of literacy and engage communities.

I wrote the NeverendingSearch Blog for School Library Journal (now on hiatus) and contribute to several other library and edtech publications. I speak globally about the thoughtful use of technology in learning and the power of librarians to lead.

My research interests include: school librarianship, youth information seeking, educational technology, social media curation, OER, emerging literacies, social media and online communities of practice.

I am active in AASL, ALA, ALISE and ISTE.

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School Library HQ

School Library NJ

First Years Meet the Frames Research Project

Researching Students' Information Choices Research Project


Pics for conferences

  • Work
    • Rutgers University, SC&I
  • Education
    • Ph.D. UNT 2007