Andy Plemmons

School Library Media Specialist
David C Barrow Elementary

Andy Plemmons is the school library media specialist at David C. Barrow Elementary in Athens, GA and a Google Certified Innovator. His library program is grounded in transliteracy, participatory culture, and students as creators of content shared with the global community. Andy empowers students by skyping with authors, guest speakers, and the developers of the tools they use in class, sharing work via social media, and collaborating with global libraries. His motto is to expect the miraculous every day. Many libraries look the Barrow Media Center as a source of inspiration and collaboration.

Andy has presented at numerous conferences including the School Library Journal Leadership Summit, American Association of School Librarians, International Society for Technology in Education, Sharjah International Book Fair, Georgia Educational Technology Conference, and the Texas Library Association. Andy has articles in Teacher Librarian, Knowledge Quest, School Library Connection, and Library Sparks.

Honors include the 2017 American Association of School Librarians Social Media Superstar Award for Sensational Student Voice, 2016 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, Georgia Exemplary Elementary Library Media Program, finalist for School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year, and the 2015 National School Board Association 20 to Watch.

Twitter @plemmonsa and Instagram @barrowmediacenter

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