Jennifer LaGarde

Featured Friday

Jennifer LaGarde

Featured Friday

Biography

Jennifer LaGarde (aka library girl!) is a Librarian Ambassador and Education Road Warrior! As an Educator on Loan for the NC Department of Public Instruction, she travels across the land working with school librarians, classroom teachers, principals, superintendents—literally ANYONE who needs help building or making the most of a 21st century school library. Jennifer is a Nationally Board Certified School Librarian, is also the Social Media Special Committee Chair for the North Carolina School Library Media Association, was a founding member of NCSLMA’s Young Adult Book Award and shares NCSLMA webmaster duties with another North Carolina librarian. In 2011, Jennifer was awarded the “I Love My Librarian Award” by the American Library Association, The Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times. She was also named a 2011 “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal. And in 2013 she was selected as one of five teacher librarians (nationally) finalists for the first ever Bammy Award for outstanding service in the area of school librarianship. Jennifer is the author of the award winning blog The Adventures of Library Girl where she proves you don’t have to be a super hero to be a teacher librarian, but having a cape sure helps.”