Ali Schilpp

Library Media Specialist
Northern Middle Library

Ali Schilpp, 2018 SLJ School Librarian of the Year

Four years ago, as the first and only Library Media Specialist to work at Northern Middle School, Ali Schilpp tapped into her more than 12 years of library experience to create an engaging, technology-driven space. After securing numerous grants for the school library, her students now have access to a makerspace with LEGO®, robots, a green screen studio, and a reading nook for therapy dogs. Ali expanded learning beyond her rural community by developing a digital citizenship library program that fosters global connections, and she continuously seeks new opportunities to challenge her students—from writer’s workshops, and STEM events, to collaborations with notable authors.

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