Monday, October 28, 2013

Donham ILA Member of Year

IASL Board Member Jean Donham was named Iowa Library Association Member of the Year at the 2013 Fall Conference in Coralville.
   Donham, one of three IASL presenters at the annual fall conference, currently serves as a Professor of School Library Studies at the University of Northern Iowa. Donham, who has touched the lives of many, shared the results of her analysis of college assignments from 15 Iowa colleges and universities. Her  findings provided key insight into the expectations college professors have of first-year students.
   Other IASL presenters included Kathy Kaldenberg, who moderated a panel on library blogs, and Sam Garchik, who focused on the impact of gun violence in Iowa school libraries.
   If you were unable to attend, you can view handouts on the ILA web site ( or look up the hashtag #ialib13 on Twitter for tweets shared during the conference. View pictures of Friday's Tweetup on Kathy's blog.