Dr. Pat Feehan's areas of teaching include management of libraries, children's and young adult materials, public libraries, and public library services to youth, literacy, and storytelling. She has been a library administrator, youth services manager, and a statewide consultant for public libraries.
Dr. Karen Gavigan served as the Director of the Teaching Resources Center at UNCG from 2002-2010. Prior to that, she was a school librarian. She has also served as a children's services librarian and a reference librarian in public libraries in North Carolina and Virginia. Karen's research interests include the use of graphic novels with struggling male adolescent readers, flexible versus fixed scheduling in school libraries, as well as the ways in which poverty affects school library services.
Dr. Michelle Martin is the inaugural holder of the Augusta Baker Chair in Childhood Literacy. She has written extensively on African-American children’s literature. Her book, “Brown Gold: Milestones in African American Children’s Picture Books 1845 – 2002” drew from the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African-American children’s books, which Augusta Baker established in the Countee Cullen branch of the New York City Public Library.
Elizabeth Miller supervises school library
Dr. Donna Shannon's current research interests include the impact of education reform and technology on school library media programs, children's responses to literature and the education of school library media specialists. She coordinates the youth services program.
Ms. Gerry Solomon specializes in School Library Media, internships and administration. She has been the School Library Media Consultant with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's Instructional Technology Division, supporting approximately 2300 media professionals throughout the state with consulting and professional development.
The Children's Center at USC provides care for young children. The Children's Center fulfills a very exciting mission on the Columbia Campus. It offers high quality childcare and education for young children, ages six weeks through six years, from families of a wide range of educational and economic backgrounds associated with the University and the neighboring community. The center reflects standards of best practice as articulated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) .
The South Carolina Library Association - Services for Children and Youth in Schools and Public Libraries is designed to promote improved library service to the state's children and young people by providing opportunities for its members to increase their understanding of the library needs of children and young people, their knowledge of materials and services, their awareness of current issues that affect and interest their patrons, and their working skills as facilitators of the educational process and as specialists in public libraries and schools.
SCASL - The South Carolina Association of School Librarians promotes and improves school library media programs and school library media services, and cooperates with state and national library and educational organizations in promoting the welfare of children and youth. It is designed to act as an interpreter of school library media programs to all educators, encouraging administrators, teachers, and library media specialists to provide the best possible library media experience.
Plus, some useful divisions of the American Library Association: