School of Library and Information Studies
Ph.D., 2009, University of Tennessee
M.L.I.S., 1998, University of South Carolina
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- Assistant Professor, Texas Womanís University
- Graduate Assistant, University of Tennessee
- Instructor, East Tennessee State University
- School Library Media Specialist, Beaufort County School District, SC
- Masterís level courses: LS 5003 Collection Development, TWU; LS 5333 School Library Media Center, TWU; LS 5343 Youth Programs, TWU, LS 5443 Librarians as Instructional Partners, TWU; Emergent Literacy, University of Tennessee; Psychology of Reading, East Tennessee State University
- Undergraduate level courses: Teaching Reading in Elementary School, East Tennessee State University; Current Issues in Literacy Education, East Tennessee State University
Select recent publications:
- Meeks, M. V., & Cahill, M. (in press). Dream big: Empowering middle school students. Library Media Connection.
- Cahill, M., & Richey, J. (in press). Show me the evidence: Integrating evidence based practice into school library education. School Libraries Worldwide.
- Moreillon, J., Cahill, M., & McKee, R. (in press). State library conferences as professional development venues: Unbalanced support for the AASL-defined roles of the school librarian. School Library Research.
- Cahill, M. (2012). The literacy beliefs of child care professionals: Prerequisite knowledge for teacher librarian literacy leaders. School Libraries Worldwide, 18(1), 34-47.
- Cahill, M., Moreillon, J., & McKee, R. (2011). The library conference, an insufficient knowledge builder: How the roles of the school librarian are addressed through state-level conference offerings. In D. V. Loertscher & B. Wools (Eds.), Knowledge building in the learning commons: Moving from research to practice to close the achievement gap. (303-308). Conference Proceedings of the Treasure Mountain Research Retreat #17, Ossseo, MN. Spring, TX: LMC Source.
- Cahill, M., & Moreillon, J., (2011, May). Growing in knowledge: Rooted in community. School Library Monthly, 27(8), 24-26.
- Moreillon, J., & Cahill, M. (2011, March). Knowing her story. School Library Monthly, 27(6), 27-29.
Select recent presentations:
- When libraries and classes collide: Building relevant instructional partnerships, with Mary Virginia Meeks and Melisa OíRear. Concurrent session. Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Houston, TX, April 2012.
- Learning from Elmo, Blue, and Dora: Applying the science of childrenís educational television, with Jennifer Bigheart. Concurrent session. Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Houston, TX, April 2012.
- Facilitating Literacy Development in the Early Childhood Classroom: Animated Picture Books as Incidental Learning Tools, with Anne McGill-Franzen and Dawn Peterson. Poster Session. International Reading Association 57th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, April-May 2012.
- School Librarian Professional Development, with Judi Moreillon and Becky McKee. School Librarian SIG Session. Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, January 2012.
- Co-Principal Investigator of the grant project, Literacy Matters: Educating Librarians to Serve Families with Young Children. The Literacy Matters project is funded by a $469,999 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), with matching partnership of $273,037 by the Texas Library Association (TLA) and the Dallas Public Library.
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