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1 Ann Carlson Weeks, Ph.D. University of Maryland College of Information Studies College Park, Maryland (301) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) Affiliate Appointment 9/2002 Present University of Maryland College of Information Studies (CLIS) Professor of the Practice 8/2000 Present Chicago Public Schools Director of Libraries and Information Services 8/1996 7/2002 College Park, MD College Park, MD Chicago, IL American Library Association Chicago, IL 9/1982 7/1996 Executive Director of the American Association of School Librarians ( ) Coordinator of the National Library Power Program, a major initiative of the DeWitt Wallace-Reader s Digest Fund ( ) Executive Director of the Young Adult Library Services Association ( ) Executive Director of the Association for Library Service for Children ( ) University of Pittsburgh Senior Graduate Assistant 8/1980 7/1982 Pittsford Central Schools Cato-Meridian Central Schools Vigo County School Corporation Library Media Specialist in Elementary and Secondary Schools 9/1973 6/1980 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsford, NY Cato, NY Terre Haute, IN 1

2 ACADEMIC BACKGROUND University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. (1982) School of Library and Information Science Dissertation: A Study of the Attitudes of New York State School Library Media Specialists Concerning Technology and Library Networking. Indiana State University M.L.S. (1973) Department of Library Science Indiana State University B.S. (1971) Music Education Pittsburgh, PA Terre Haute, IN Terre Haute, IN FUNDED PROJECTS Co-Principal Investigator. Creating an International Digital Library for Children. Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). With Allison Druin and Benjamin Bederson. Awarded September Grant period October 2002 September $390,000. Co-Principal Investigator. Developing a Children s International Digital Library. National Science Foundation (NSF) ITR Grant. With Allison Druin, Benjamin Bederson, Jane White, and Brewster Kahle. Awarded April Grant period September 2002 August $3 million Co-Principal Investigator. School Library Media Specialists for the Chicago Public Schools: A Collaborative Model for Education. Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant. With Barbara Herrin, Dominican University. September 1998 August $168,000. Principal Investigator. Building School Library Collections to Support Student Success. Program funded through an LSTA grant administered by the Illinois State Library. April November $250,000. Subcontractor. Assessment of the Role of School and Public Libraries in Support of the National Education Goals. US Department of Education grant to WESTAT, Inc. With Mary Jo Lynch, Susan Roman, and George Needham Executive Committee. Technology for Teaching Project. Cooperative project of the American Association of School Administrators, the National Education Association, and the American Association of School Librarians. Funded by the US West Foundation Co-Director. School Library Media Statistics. Project funded by the National Center for Educational Statistics, US Department of Education. Washington, DC. With Mary Jo Lynch, ALA Office for Research

3 Director. Information Literacy and Education for the Twenty-First Century: Toward an Agenda for Action. Symposium sponsored by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science and the American Association of School Librarians. Funded by the Council for Library Resources. Leesburg, VA. April Director. Implementing National Guidelines for School Library Media Programs. Project funded by the H.W. Wilson Foundation Co-Director. Literacy...Where It Begins. Project funded by the Houghton Mifflin Company. With Susan Roman, Association for Library Service to Children CHAPTERS, MONOGRAPHS, OR SERIES Weeks, A.C., Druin, A., Bederson, B.B., Hourcade, J.P., Rose, A., Farber, A., & Takayama, Y. (2003) Bringing Children and Books Together Through an International Digital Library. In Developing Digital Libraries for K-12 Education. Syracuse, NY: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology. Weeks, A.C. (1997) Internet Access, Poetry Concerts, Toddler Story Hours All Available Now at the Library. In Basic Learning Beyond the School, Second Edition. Wheaton, MD: Association for Childhood Education International. Lynch, M.J., Weeks, A.C., & Kramer, P. (1994) Public School Library Media Centers in 12 States: Report of the NCLIS/ALA Survey. Washington, DC: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Young, C.C. & Weeks, A.C. (1990) Proceedings of a Symposium on Information Literacy and Education for the Twenty-First Century. Washington, DC: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Weeks, A.C. ( ) Series Editor. Focus on Trends and Issues. Chicago and London: American Library Association. Weeks, A.C. (1988) Executive Editor. Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs. Chicago and Washington: American Library Association and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Weeks, A.C. (1987) Issue Editor. Current Trends in Public Library Services for Children. Library Trends. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. 3

4 PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Weeks, A.C. (2004) Can Twenty-first Century Technologies Offer New Possibilities for Providing Books For Children? Paper accepted for presentation at the 2004 Congress of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). Cape Town, South Africa. September Anthony, J., Weeks, A.C., White, J., Druin, A., Bederson, B., Farber, A., Grosjean, J., Guha, M.L., Hourcade, J.P., Lee,J., Liao, S., Reuter, K., Rose, A., Zhang, L, Kahle, K. (2004) Exploring Digital Libraries for Children. Bookbird: An International Journal of Children s Literature. Forthcoming. Weeks, A.C., Druin, A., Bederson, B., Farber, A., Grosjean, J., Guha, M.L., Hourcade, J.P., Lee, J., Liao, S., Reuter, K., Rose, A., Zhang, L., Kahle, B., White, J., Anthony, J. (2003) The International Children s Digital Library: An Introduction to the Project and an Overview of the Initial Research Findings. World Library and Information Congress: 69 th IFLA General Conference and Council. Berlin, Germany. Weeks, A.C. (2003) Connecting Children and Books Through an International Children s Digital Library. American Association of School Librarians National Conference. Kansas City, MO. Weeks, A.C., Druin, A., Bederson, B., Hourcade, J.P., Rose, A., Farber, A., Reuter, K., Lee, J., Guha, M.L., Takayama, Y. (2003) Breaking Down Barriers Through the Creation of an International Digital Library for Children. In Selected Papers from the 32 nd Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship and the 7 th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship. Seattle, WA: International Association of School Librarianship. Druin, A., Bederson, B., Weeks, A., Farber, A., Grosjean, J., Guha, M.L., Hourcade, J.P., Lee, J., Liao, S., Reuter, K., Rose, A., Takayama, Y and Zhang, L. (2003) The International Children s Digital Library: Description and Analysis of First Use. First Monday, vol. 8, no. 5 Druin, A. and Weeks, A.C. (2003) Designing a Digital Library for Children. In Computers in Libraries: Collected Presentations. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc. Weeks, A.C. (2001) Sustaining the Change Process. American Association of School Librarians National Conference, Indianapolis, IN. Weeks, A.C., Perullo, L., Hall, A., & Schmidt, T. (1996) Creating Learning Communities -- The National Library Power Program. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) National Conference, New Orleans, LA. Weeks, A.C., Hoover, C., & Sterling, I. (1995) The National Library Power Program A Collaborative Model for Changing Teaching and Learning. Association for Supervision and Curriculum (ASCD) National Conference. San Francisco, CA. 4

5 INVITED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Weeks, A.C., (2004) The International Children s Digital Library: Transforming Children s Access to Books Worldwide. Presentation at Transforming Encounters: Children s Libraries Unbound, a seminar sponsored by the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. April Weeks, A.C., (2004) Creating a Digital Library for Children. Presentation at the 2004 Conference on Children s Literature, sponsored by the Northern Illinois University College of Education. DeKalb, IL. Weeks, A.C., (2004) The Challenges of Selecting Books for an International Collection. Presentation at the 2004 Conference on Children s Literature, sponsored by the Northern Illinois University College of Education. DeKalb, IL. Weeks, A.C. (2004) Linking the World through an International Collection of Children s Books. Croatian journal title: DIJETE I DRUSTVO. (The Child and Society) Zagreb: State Institute for Child and Family. Forthcoming. Weeks, A.C. (2003) Do You Have a Book in Tongan? Closing plenary speaker. 14 th Annual Celebration of Children s Literature, sponsored by the Children s Book Guild of Washington, DC. Weeks, A.C., Druin, A., Bederson, B., Hourcade, J.P., Rose, A., Farber, A, Reuter, K., Lee, J., Guha, M.L., Takayama, Y. (2003) Creating a Digital Library of International Children s Books: Lessons Learned from Year One. Synergy, vol. 1, no. 2. Weeks, A.C. (2003) How Children Use a Digital Library: Lessons Learned from the First Year of the International Children s Digital Library Project. Special Presidential Session. Association for Educational Communications and Technology National Conference. Anaheim, CA. Weeks, A.C. (2001) Stop The Whining: When Things are Tough, It s Time for School Media Specialists to Get Active, School Library Journal, vol. 49, no. 9. Weeks, A.C. (1999) Blueprint for Learning: Setting New Standards for Library Media Programs. Keynote Speaker. Iowa Educational Media Association Annual Conference. Ames, IA. Weeks, A.C. (1996). Creating New Expectations for Teaching and Learning. Kansas Association of School Librarians Leadership Institute. Lawrence, KS. Weeks, A.C. (1992) The Alliance for Curriculum Reform: An Example of Collaboration at the National Level. American Library Association Annual Conference. Los Angeles, CA. Weeks, A.C. (1991) Information Power Schools: An Alternative Vision for School Reform. Joint Conference of the Arizona State Library Association, Mountain Plains Library Association, and the Arizona Educational Media Association. Phoenix, AZ 5

6 Weeks, A.C. (1991) Opening Doors for Middle School Readers. Series of Conferences funded by the Lilly Foundation, Inc. and administered by the Indiana Library Federation. Weeks, A.C. (1991) Information Literacy: Helping Kids Learn from Kindergarten through Graduate School. Indiana Library Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. PANEL PRESENTATIONS National Information Standards Organization (NISO) (2001) Performance Measures and Statistics for Libraries. Washington, DC. Metropolitan Library Systems. (1999) Illinois Library Leaders What s the Common Denominator? Wheeling, Illinois. College of DuPage (1997). Dancing with Change: A Two Part National Teleconference for Library Professionals and Decision-Makers. Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Chicago Public Schools. (1997) In-Focus on Chicago Public Schools: The Power of Libraries. Chicago, Illinois. US West Foundation in cooperation with the National Education Association, the American Association of School Librarians, and the American Association of School Administrators (1992) Technology for Teaching Video Conference. Washington, DC. HBO Project Knowledge and the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. (1992) Media Literacy: Using Video in Formal and Informal Learning Environments. Washington, DC. RECOGNITION IN THE FIELD Crystal Apple Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Profession (2000) American Association of School Librarians Honor Award for Visionary Leadership (2000) Illinois School Library Media Association Cover Story (1999). Sink or Swim: Can Chicago s School Libraries Still be Saved? School Library Journal, vol. 45, no.1. TEACHING AND ADVISING RESPONSIBILITIES LBSC 640 School Library Media Specialists as Information Professionals Core course for students in the school library media specialization, which is collaboratively taught with Dr. Delia Neuman. Course evaluations from the Fall

7 semester reflected a score of 4.8/5.0 on the measure of teaching effectiveness and 5.0/5.0 on the measure of the value of the course to an understanding of the field. LBSC 741 LBSC744 LBSC709 School Library Media Program Administration Course revised Spring 2002 to increase requirements, which include preparation of a portfolio that demonstrates competencies in all aspects of program management. Course evaluations from the Spring 2003 semester reflected a score of 4.8/5.0 on the measure of teaching effectiveness and 4.8/5.0 on the measure of the value of the course to an understanding of the field. Field Study in School Library Media Programs Assumed all responsibility for the capstone course for students in the school library media specialization in Completely revised and significantly increased course requirements. Course evaluations from the Fall 2003 semester reflected a score of 5.0/5.0 on the measure of teaching effectiveness and 4.9/5.0 on the measure of value of the course to an understanding of the field. Independent Study Summer 2002 semester Supervised two school library media students. Spring 2003 semester Supervised one school library media student. Spring 2004 semester Supervise three students in the public library area. Advise MLS students each semester who are planning careers as school library media specialists. In addition, during the academic year, I assumed responsibility for advising an additional 20 students who are planning careers as public librarians, children s librarians, or children s information specialists. SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION American Library Association. Committee on Accreditation. Member of the 12-person Review Board that accredits schools and colleges of library and information science in the United States and Canada Councilor-at-Large. Elected member of the policy-making body of the oldest and largest library association in the world Information Commons Subcommittee. Appointed member of the committee charged with making recommendations regarding the principle of fair use in a digital environment World Book Award Jury. Appointed member of the jury responsible for evaluating and recommending the recipient of the largest grant to an ALA unit for innovative program development

8 American Association of School Librarians Vision Expansion Special Committee. Blue-ribbon panel charged with making recommendations for the revision of national guidelines for the school library media profession Supervisors Section Chair. Elected leader of the largest section of the organization that represents individuals in supervisory positions in school districts throughout the county Supervisors Section Executive Committee. Policy-making body for the largest section in AASL National School Library Media Program of the Year Selection Jury Chair. Panel charged with selecting the school and/or school district to receive the highest annual award in the school library media field New York Public Library Digital Library External Advisory Committee. Panel of experts from the academic and practitioner communities charged with providing guidance for a development project funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies, Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation, and Time Warner Inc Present National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Committee to Revise Library Statistics Standard ANSI/NISO Z Maryland State Education Department School Library Media Services Program Reviewer 2001 People to People Ambassador Program School and Youth Services Librarians Delegation Leader to Five Countries Cuba 2000 South Africa 1999 China 1998 Poland 1992 Russia 1992 North Central Association Accreditation Team Member for Maine South High School Des Plaines, Illinois Illinois State Board of Education. Statewide Advisory Committee

9 SERVICE TO THE COLLEGE Personnel Committee. Chair the committee charged with redefining and strengthening the research environment for the College. Presented recommendations for clarifying research expectations and reporting procedures to Collegium for approval and developed implication plan Leadership Area Working Group. Faculty member representing the interests youth services librarians in the creation of an area of emphasis for the College. Although the work has just begun, I expect to have the opportunity to develop a leadership institute for supervisors of library and information services in large urban school districts; to contribute to the creation of a course in leadership for master s level students; and to work with leaders in the public library field in Maryland to create training opportunities in the leadership area for practitioners. Admissions Committee. Participated in establishing admission requirements for the new Master s of Information Management (MIM) degree and aligning requirements for the MLS and MIM. Review and approve applicants to the program Curriculum Committee. School library media program representative to the special committee charged with redefining the management course requirements for the College Contributed to the development of the course requirements for the MIM degree Doctoral Committee. Participated in the revision of the requirements for the Ph.D. Reviewed and approved applicants to the program School Library Media Program Curriculum Review. Represented the interests and concerns of both practitioners and research faculty in the revision, review, and submission of the curriculum for school library media specialists for approval by the CLIS Collegium and the Maryland State Education Department. Curriculum was approved by the State as submitted. NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARDS American Bar Association Special Commission on Youth Education for Citizenship American Association for the Advancement of Science Science Linkages in the Community Alliance for Curriculum Reform Close Up Foundation State University of New York/Albany Center for the Teaching and Learning of Literature

10 Gale Research/School Library Journal Giant Step Award Library of Congress National Advisory Committee for the Planning Process PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) American Library Association (ALA) American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Beta Phi Mu Maryland Library Association (MLA) Maryland Educational Media Organization (MEMO) 9/04 10