These prominent and innovative school library professionals will lend their expertise
and feedback throughout the project, starting with our fall webinar series.
Rachel Altobelli lives with her wife in Albuquerque, NM, where she is the director of library services
and instructional materials at the Albuquerque Public Schools. Rachel is active in
AASL, currently serves on the Knowledge Quest editorial board, and advocates for the inclusion of LGBTQ+ representation in school
Texas educator Becky Calzada is a District Library Coordinator in Leander ISD. She is a Director-at-Large for AASL,
an advisory member for The Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Group, on the
Legislative Committee for TxLA, and Past Chair for the TxASL. Becky can be reached on Twitter @becalzada.
Amanda Jones is a 2021 School Library Journal Co-Librarian of the Year, 2021 Library
Journal Mover & Shaker, and 2020 Louisiana School Librarian of the Year.
She is the Vice President of LASL, an AASL Social Media Superstar, and is on the LA
Young Readers’ Choice Awards Committee. Find out more about her at librarianjones.com.
Carolyn Kirio, a Librarian at Kapolei Middle School, trains, collaborates, and instructs with teacher
teams in project-based learning and information literacy skills. Responsibilities
also include WASC Coordination and Distance Learning instruction.
Kirio is currently a PhD student in the University of Hawaii College of Education Learning
and Design Technology Program.
Erika Long is a school librarian in Tennessee. She is a member of ALA, AASL, Tennessee
Library Association (TLA) and the Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL).
She is Secretary/Treasurer of AASL, Past President of TLA, serves on various committees,
and co-authored the “Equity” chapter in Core Values in School Librarianship (Libraries Unlimited, 2021).