Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae 

Diane Cordell

Contact Information
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Social networking and Skype I.D.: dmcordell

M.L.S. - Palmer Graduate Library School, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University
B.A. - College of White Plains (now part of Pace University)
Additional graduate education credits - SUNY Plattsburgh satellite campus, Queensbury, NY
Honors classes - Oxford University

Professional Experience
2011 - 2012
           Freelance writer: Follett Software, McHenry, Illinois
2007 - present
Content developer, professional development workshop facilitator: CyberSmart! Education Company, Bernardsville, NJ
K-12 Teacher-Librarian: Fort Ann Central School District, Fort Ann, NY (Retired)
Special Education Teaching Assistant; Substitute K-5 Teacher-Librarian: Glens Falls Central School District, Glens Falls, NY
Special Education Teaching Assistant: Prospect Child & Family Center, Queensbury, NY;  Part-time Reference Librarian: Adirondack Community College, Queensbury, NY
K-6 Teacher-Librarian (filling maternity leave): Hudson Falls Central School District, Hudson Falls, NY; Part-time Librarian, Hudson Falls Public Library, Hudson Falls, NY
Campground Co-manager: Warrensburg, NY; Bookstore clerk: B.Dalton Booksellers, Queensbury, NY; School Library Volunteer: St. Mary’s Academy, Glens Falls, NY.
Junior Librarian: Oceanside Public Library, Oceanside, NY
Graduate Assistant: Palmer Graduate Library School, Long Island University
Social Caseworker: Department of Family and Child Social Services, New Rochelle, NY

If You Give a KId a Camera. Ignite Presentation, ALA Annual 2012

The Power of the Product: Creative, Meaningful, & Daring Ways to Demonstrate Information Mastery - EduCon 2.3 Session
Eyes to See: Using Digital Images in the Classroom - TL Virtual Cafe Webinar
Feed, Tag, Research: Remixing for School Library 2.5 - NECC 2008 panel
Archived SlidesShares

AASL White Paper: Educational Technology in Schools. Cordell, Diane, Su Eckhardt, Judy Hauser, Nancy McGriff. October 2012

LMC Library Media Connection. Create, Curate, Celebrate: Storytelling in the Library. Kettering, OH: May/June 2012.

Embedded Librarianship: Tools and Practices. Hamilton, Buffy J. Chicago: ALA TechSource, 2012. Chapter 2 "Skype and the Embedded Librarian" by Diane Cordell. Details Skype interactions with library classes in Iowa and Illinois.

School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come (eBook); essay and photographs

"Introduction to PBL" Follett Education (pamphlet)

New York State Permanent Certification, School Media Specialist (Library)

Service to the Profession
Member, ISTE - International Society for Technology in Education
Member ALA - American Library Association
Member AASL - American Association of School Librarians
Geek Squad/Tribe founding member (group of teacher/librarians promoting tech-infusion)
TL Virtual Cafe administrator and presenter
TL Ning administrator
Committee member, AASL Fall Forum, 2012
Advisor, TL Cafe at the SLMS 2010 Conference, SLMS/NYLA (School Library branch of NY Library Association)
Assisted with tech support and photography at SLJ Leadership Summit 2010
Co-adviser to the Van Meter Iowa Club Click (grades 6-12 photography club) via Skype
Informal mentoring in person and through social networking connections:
e.g. participated virtually in  Crowdsourcing Your Library Challenges session at Internet@Schools West