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Weeks and Valenza to serve on Teacher-Librarian Editorial Board
Ann Carlson Weeks, professor of the practice, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland and Joyce Valenza, library information specialist, Springfield Township High School, Erdenheim, Pennsylvania, have been named to the editorial board of Teacher-Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals published by Scarecrow Press.
In making the announcement, TL publisher Edward Kurdyla said that both Weeks and Valenza epitomize the principles that are at the core of TL�s editorial mission. �They are recognized leaders and collaborators whose advocacy for quality management, technology, and information literacy are at the core of their professional practice. Their vision and expertise will directly benefit the subscribers and readers of our journal.�
Teacher-Librarian, published bimonthly except July/August, is committed to collaborative partnerships for improved student learning through thought-provoking and challenging feature articles, strategies for effective advocacy, regular review columns, and critical analysis of management and programming issues.
Bansbach named to GEM Governance Board
Jay Bansbach, program specialist for school library media, Maryland State Department of Education and immediate-past president of MEMO has been elected to the Gateway for Educational Materials (GEM) Governance Board.
The Governance Board sets policies and oversees the work of the GEM Consortium. GEM Consortium Members consist of two main groups. The largest in number are individuals and organizations that make their educational resources available to educators through The Gateway. The second group are users of the GEM metadata standard, or organizations who promote the Gateway as a valuable resource to their constituents.
A U.S. Department of Education initiative, The Gateway to Educational Materials SM (GEM) expands educators' capability to access Internet-based lesson plans, instructional units and other educational materials in all forms and formats. GEM's goal is to improve the organization and accessibility of the substantial collections of materials that are already available on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
GEM is a nonprofit consortium membership organization
The gateway can be reached on the web at: http://www.thegateway.org/