• 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, 2012-2013
    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