ISTE Librarians Network PLN Awards
The annual ISTE Librarians Network PLN awards recognize exceptional librarians and leaders who are paving the way for connected learning. We seek those whose exemplary work provides a model for teaching, learning and leading in the digital age.
2020 ISTE Librarians Network Award Winner: Colette Cassinelli
Colette Cassinelli is a library and instructional technology teacher at Sunset High School and Arts & Communication Magnet Academy in Beaverton, Oregon, with over 25+ years of teaching experience in grades K-16. A passionate learner, she’s always on the lookout for great information literacy or technology integration lessons to share with faculty.
Colette has a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University and a Library/Media Endorsement from Portland State University.
She is a Google Certified Innovator and has presented at local and national library and technology conferences, including IntegratED, Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE), International Society of Technology in Education conference (ISTE), EdTechTeam Google Summits, and Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL).
She is the author of the book, Inspiring Curiosity: The Librarian’s Guide to Inquiry-Based Learning. It can be purchased at the ISTE store or Amazon.
Library & Instructional Technology Teachers
Sunset High School and Arts & Communication Magnet Academy
Beaverton School District, Oregon
2019 ISTE Librarians Network Award Winners
2018 ISTE Librarians Network Award Winners
Megan Blakemore and Elizabeth Fowler
2017 ISTE Librarians Network Award Winners
Primary Award Winner
Karey Killian (@CoLIBRAtoRY) is the ISTELib Primary Award winner. She is the librarian for the elementary schools in the Milton Area School District in Pennsylvania. Click here for Karey's school web site. In his recommendation for Karey, David Slater, wrote, "In my 13 years as principal in the Milton Area School District, Karey Killian is the most innovative educator that I have had the pleasure to work with. I have had the privilege of working with Karey for the last 4 years as my Library Media Specialist and I must say she has created an exceptional 21st century learning environment for our students. She also serves as a technology mentor and coach to our teachers and staff. Mrs. Killian has a gift for sparking curiosity in the almost 1,000 elementary students she serves. She then nurtures that spark until the child’s passion is fully ignited. Mrs. Killian finds ways to engage students of all academic levels and has done some amazing activities with some of our highest needs students. She truly is an ambassador for incorporating technology into student learning."
Secondary Award Winner
Traci Chun (@TraciChun) is the teacher librarian at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington. In his recommendation for Traci, Mark Ray wrote, "In my TEDx talk, my model/hero of a Future Ready Librarian is Traci Chun. I described her philosophy, her actions, and her leadership as an example of what a Future Ready Librarian could be. It was an easy choice. As Future Ready Librarians Lead at the Alliance for Excellent Education, I am working with librarians and educational leaders across the U.S. Our Future Ready Librarians Framework includes ten actions that librarians can take to lead, teach and support future ready students. Traci has done all of them. She leads beyond the library both in her school and her district. It’s only a matter of time before she further leads and inspires others regionally and nationally."
ISTELIB Webinar - May 22, 2017
Featuring the award winners:
>Karey Killian, Primary Award,
Milton Area School District, Pennsylvania,
>Traci Chun, Secondary Award
Vancouver, WashingtonSecondary Award.