In the past, we've enjoyed announcing this award at the end of our ISTE Conference Playground, but ISTE has already done so, which makes us a bit negligent in the task. So, without further adieu, let me congratulate our immeasurably esteemed colleague and friend, Dr. Valerie Hill, aka Valibrarian. Val, your lovely plaque from ISTE will be in the mail soon! We value you!
Dr. Valerie Hill received her PhD in Library and Information Science in 2012 with research in virtual worlds. Valibrarian (in virtual worlds) is the director of the Community Virtual Library in Second Life, Avacon and Kitely. She served as a school librarian for twenty years and taught language arts, literature and information science at all grade levels from kindergarten through college. As a National Writing Project Trainer, Valerie enjoys writing and storytelling through new media formats. Her research has included working with students in Minecraft and exploring both virtual worlds and virtual reality for education.
More can be found at: https://vwbpe.org/conference/ thinkerer-award-2018-announced and http://about.me/valibrarian
See you in Philly, we hope!