Nancy Jo Lambert (she/her/hers) is a public high school teacher-librarian. She has five years of middle school classroom teaching experience and has been in a school library since 2010. She has library experience at the early childhood, elementary, and high school levels. She is a presenter and speaker who advocates for libraries by telling the story of the learning happening in her library. She is a passionate educator and an avid learner and reader. Nancy Jo is also a Google Certified Trainer and a Learning Guide for friEDtechnology.
She holds positions in the Texas Library Association and the Texas Computer Education Association. She also has committee appointments in the American Library Association, the American Association of School Librarians, and the Texas Association of School Librarians. She is also on the International Society of Technology in Education Librarian Professional Learning Network leadership team. She has been published in professional journals and has won numerous awards and grants and was named the TCEA Library Media Specialist of the Year and the American Association of School Librarians Social Media Superstar Curriculum Champion in 2019.
Nancy Jo Lambert is also a co-founder of #TeachPride and EduPrideAlliance. Read about how she came to this work here. They are a small group of educators who met at ISTE 2019 and were tasked with creating a 12-month project around equity in education. They came together around their collective passion for inclusion and visibility in spaces like ISTE, where they struggled to find a community dedicated to ensuring equity and safety for educators and students. They decided to work on creating a community that could advocate for LGBTQ+ visibility in education, support LGBTQ+ educators and their allies, and curate resources for allies to better inform their teaching. They use the #TeachPride hashtag with others from around the world.
She is on the Advisory Board for the Mackin Transform Your School Library Movement, she was a co-moderator for #txlchat on Twitter, and she was a reviewer for School Library Journal. She also serves on the Diversity Task Force and the Legislative Leadership Committee for her school district. She is known for sharing her professional work on her library website: reedylibrary.com
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