Friday, August 12, 2016

Get to know the Board! Christine Sturgeon

Christine Sturgeon is the Teacher Librarian/Technology Integrationist for Manson Northwest Webster School District in north central Iowa.  It took her 21 years to get her BA in elementary education (Go UNI Panthers!), 18 months to get her MA in Library Science (Go Mizzou Tigers!), and she is now working on a PhD in Educational Leadership from Drake University (Go Bulldogs!).  Her dissertation will be about makerspaces (as her district is the first in the state with makerspaces at all district schools - okay that means two but it still counts), but she is also passionate about early childhood (she started a 1,000 books before kindergarten program at her school's preschool) and writing really long sentences.  

Christine is a past IASL President, and was appointed chair of the Advocacy committee last year! What exactly does that mean?  Well.... here are her duties!


Advocacy Chair

This is an appointed one-year board position that may be renewed.


  • Appoint a committee of 3 IASL members to assist in advocacy and report names to President and Secretary.
  • Work with committee to plan and implement advocacy activities.
  • Submit a proposed committee budget to the IASL president at or before the November ILA Planning meeting.
  • Remain vigilant to needs for advocacy at the state or national level and communicate time. sensitive advocacy opportunities and suggestions to the membership as they arise.
  • Collaborate with publications chair to keep advocacy web page refreshed.
  • Attend IASL board meetings as a voting member of the board.
  • Submit a progress report for the IASL membership meeting.
Sound like something you'd be interested in in the future?  Fill out this form to express interest in joining the committee or being appointed chair!