Karen Hornberger
Palisades High School
35 Church Hill Road
Kintnersville, PA 18930
 
Education/Certifications:
McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College)
Westminster, MD
Master of Science in Education: School Library Media
May 1995
PA Certificate in Library Science: K-12
 
 
Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, PA
Bachelor of Science in Education: Elementary Education
May 1993
PA Certificate in Elementary Education: K-8
 
 
Related Professional Experience:
Library Media Specialist: Palisades High School (Grades 9-12)
Palisades School District
Kintnersville, PA
August 1997-present
 
carries out roles and responsibilities related to instruction, instructional collaboration, patron interaction, curriculum development, technology specialist, information management, community engagement, educational leadership, and program administration.
 
Professional affiliations/activities/presentations:
Member NEA, 1995-present
Member PSEA, 1995-present
PSLA Media Selection and Review Committee, 2000-2012
PSLA Technology Committee Co-Chairperson, 2012-present 
Bucks County Intermediate Unit Instructional Materials and Research Services Advisory Committee member, 1997-present
Bucks County Intermediate Unit Technology Staff Developers, 2010-present 
Bucks County Reading Olympics Executive Committee member, 2004-present
Portfolio Committee
Department Chair
Professional Development Committee, Chairperson
Summer Reading Committee, Chairperson
June 27, 2011 Pennsylvania School Librarian's Association Leadership Meeting
Professional Judgment Panel for the PA School Library Project, 2012
Trainer for the Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Digital Collection Development, 2011-present 
HSLC Board of Directors, Librarian Director (School Library), 2013-present 

 
Other experience:
Yearbook advisor, 1997-2003, 2006-2007
Class of 2007 advisor, 2003-2007
Reading Olympics advisor, 1997-present
Scholars' Bowl advisor, 2007-present
 
Awards and Honors:
2011 Outstanding Individual School Library Information Center bestowed by Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

Presentations:
April 2000-2001, 2004-2005, 2008: Top 40 Book Reviews, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Conference
November 19, 2009: Web 2.0 tools, Bucks County Intermediate Unit
April 17, 2010:  PSLA Learning Tools Smackdown, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Conference
April 17, 2010:  Incorporating Digital Tools in the School Library, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Conference
April 29, 2011: Using Web 2.0 Tools to Promote your Program and Services, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Conference
June 28, 2011:  Poster Session: Librarians Unite! Incorporating Digital Tools in the School Library, International Society for Technology in Education Conference
Oct. 2011, March 2012, April 2012, archived webinar (ongoing) : Digital Collection Development Workshop:
 “Curating” Content & Tools for K-12 Students, Office of Commonwealth Libraries trainer 
March 17, 2012 - ongoing through archive:  "Using Screencasting in Education" webinar 
March 21, 2012: Skype with Kutztown University students "multiple resources for Global Connections"
August 22, 2012 Upper Bucks Edu Summit 2012, "Web-Based Multimedia"
 
 
Grants Awarded:
2005:  Project 720 Technology Chairperson
2006, 2009, 2011:  Library Services and Technology Act Collection Development Grant
2010:  21st Century Teaching and Learning Coach for State of PA
 
Publications:
Hornberger, Karen. "Your Library: An Educational Lifeline." Learning and Media (Summer 2011): 11-12. Print.
Blog: khornberger.wordpress.com