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Dr. Lynn Akin received the 2013 COPE Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Sponsor. She also presented at the 2014 Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 5-8, 2014, in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Dr. Janine Golden has received both tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor. She was elected as a member of the TWU Faculty Senate Administrator Evaluations Committee and has been elected as TWU SLIS Faculty Planning & Assessment Committee Chair for 2013-2014. Dr. Golden has been invited to serve on the TWU Compensation Inequalities Task Force for Spring 2014 and has been invited to serve as a TWU North Texas Federation for Area Universities Library Science Committee Member for 2013-2014.

Dr. Gretchen Hoffman presented a research paper, called "How are cookbooks classified in libraries? An examination of LCSH and LCC," at the fourth North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization, held in Milwaukee, WI, on June 13-14, 2013. Dr. Hoffman was elected Alternate Councilor for the Cataloging and Metadata Round Table of the Texas Library Association.

Dr. Eileen McElrath and Susan Sutherland (2013 MLS graduate) presented their research, entitled “Environmental Sustainability and Libraries,” at the TWU 2013 Student Creative Arts & Re­search Symposium in Denton, TX, on April 16, 2013. Dr. McElrath completed a two-year term as a member on the 2013 Texas Library Association Annual Conference Planning Committee in April 2013. Dr. McElrath facilitated and introduced Dr. Paula Ann Hughes, TWU Professor Emerita and former Director of the School of Management, at her presentation, “The Challenges of Change,” at the 2013 Texas Library Association Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 25, 2013.

Dr. Judi Moreillon’s book, Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Elementary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact, was published in June 2013 (ALA Editions). This book is a revision of her first professional book, Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension: Maximizing Your Impact (2007). Her third picture book, Ready and Waiting for You, was released by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers in August.

Dr. Moreillon published two chapters in this period: “Preparing Stakeholders for the School Librarian’s Instructional Partnership Role: Whose Responsibility Is It?” in Collaborative Models for Librarian and Teacher Partnerships, edited by Kathryn Kennedy and Lucy Green (IGI Global, 2013); and “A Content Analysis of School Library Conferences: A Search for Empowering Professional Development,” in School Libraries Matter: Views from Research, edited by Mirah Dow (Libraries Unlimited, 2013). Dr. Moreillon also published “Building Bridges for Global Understanding: Cultural Literature Collection Development and Programming” in the fall issue of Children & Libraries.

With Dr. Jennifer Richey, SLIS doctoral student Ruth Nicole Hall, and several teachers from nearby school districts, Dr. Moreillon co-presented, “What Every Preservice Classroom Teacher Candidate Should Know about Working with the School Librarian,” for 114 TWU COPE preservice classroom teacher candidates. The 3-hour workshop was held on the Denton campus in September.

Along with SLIS doctoral student Ruth Nicole Hall, Dr. Moreillon co-presented a poster session, “Digital Advocacy Stories: A Pedagogical Tool for Communicating and Strengthening Library Values,” at the TWU Online Educator Symposium also held on the Denton campus in August.

Dr. Moreillon presented a keynote speech and a concurrent session at the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association in May. She presented a keynote and Webinar for Houston ISD and a keynote conversation and half-day workshop for Fort Bend ISD librarians in August. Dr. Moreillon presented “Leading with Learning for Life: Using the AASL Framework to Build a Pivotal Literacy Program” at the Texas Library Association Conference in Fort Worth in April 2013. She also co-presented “P-20 Vertical Alignment for Research” with the Denton Inquiry 4 Life Long Learning Team.

Dr. Moreillon published one book review, The Herd Boy by Niki Daly, in the Worlds of Worlds (WOW) Review; and along with Janelle Mathis, a children’s literature professor at the University of North Texas, she published a series of four reviews on the WOW My Take/Your Take book dialogues.

Dr. Moreillon continues to publish the Quick Remedies column in School Library Monthly and continues her service as the chair of the editorial board for Knowledge Quest, the journal of the American Association of School Librarians. She continues to serve on the Denton Inquiry 4 Lifelong Learning inter-institutional initiative and the Texas Learning4Life Implementation Team, 2009-2014, including co-chairing the lesson plan peer-review committee for the TEKS-AASL Standards Alignment project: http://teksalign.pbworks.com/.

Dr. Carol Perryman presented a pre-conference workshop on “Evidence-based Librarianship,” at the TLA Annual Conference, on April 24, 2013. Dr. Perryman also published a review in 2013, entitled “For non-expert clinical searches, Google Scholar results are older with higher impact, while PubMed results offer more breadth,” in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 8(2): 251-253. The review is of Nourbakhsh, Eva, Rebecca Nugent, Helen Wang, et al. "Medical literature searches: A comparison of PubMed and Google Scholar." Health Information & Libraries Journal 29.(2012): 214-222.

Dr. Sylvia Vardell chaired Rose Brock's dissertation committee. Rose successfully defended her dissertation, “Audiobooks and Attitudes: An Examination of School Librarians’ Perspectives.” Also, Dr. Vardell published, “Talking with Carmen T. Bernier-Grand,” in Book Links, September 2013, 23 (1), 20-25. She presented with Janet Wong at the ALA Annual Convention on “Celebrating Poetry Fridays & Common Core Curriculum Connections,” in Chicago, IL, in June 2013.

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