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Hannah Byrd Little
School Library Industry Leader | Educator | Author 
Greater Nashville Area, TN  www.librarianlittle.com  

Contact:   931-389-1870 (Google Voice)   hannahbyrdlittle@gmail.com  (Email)


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INTRODUCTION


Hannah Byrd Little is the director of the library and archives at a top independent college preparatory school. An ALA, AASL and ACRL member, she writes a monthly article for the AASL Knowledge Quest website. She was a member of the AASL Libraries in Public Charter Schools Task Force from 2017 to 2018 and a member of the ALA Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice Panel for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference (‎LLAMA section). Hannah also served on the Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL) Executive Board from 2009 to 2013 and was TASL president in 2012.  Before working in schools, Hannah spent nearly four years in an academic library. She began working in technical services and then added instructional work with the information literacy team.


PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY EXPERIENCE

 

The Webb School 

Director of Library and Archives | Lead Senior Class Adviser | Capstone Project Coordinator | Department chair | Academic Council | Leadership Team | serving 6th-12th grades and open as a Community Library

June 2007 - Present  (Bell Buckle, TN) 


Overbrook School
Head Librarian PreK-8
November 2005 - June 2007 (Nashville, TN)

Belmont University
Library Technical Services | Information Literacy Instructional Team | Website Design Committee
February 2002 - November 2005 (Nashville, TN)

EDUCATION

Education Coursework [21 hours beyond MLIS] 
Initial Tennessee education licensure, 2007 
Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN)
    Educational Psychology / Foundations of Education / Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners / Methods for Effective Classroom Climates / Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas


Master of Library and Information Science, 2006
Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN) 
NCATE Accredited (ALA/AASL) in Tennessee

Bachelor of Science,  Liberal Studies, 2005
Belmont University (Nashville, TN)
Focus: Education and Database Technology

Bachelor of Science,  Communications, 1994
Pensacola Christian College (Pensacola, FL)
Major: Advertising and Public Relations
Minor: Graphic Design

CERTIFICATION

Library Information Specialist PreK-12 (Endorsement 473) 

Tennessee Department of Education - 
Professional License renewal August 31, 2022
License Type - Professional
Status - Active
License Number - 00502490
Renewal Issue Date - 5/22/2012

PUBLICATIONS

Book Co-Author
Howell, S. C., & Little, H. B. (2019). The Webb School Of Bell Buckle. Arcadia Publishing.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Little, H. B. (2018). Media Literacy: A Moving Target. Knowledge Quest, 47(1), 16+. Retrieved from https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A556966682/GPS?u=tel_k_webbsl&sid=GPS&xid=1f9debb3 

Little, H. B. (2015). Prove it: putting together the evidence-based practice puzzle. Knowledge Quest, 43(3), 62+. Retrieved from https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A398629408/GPS?u=tel_k_webbsl&sid=GPS&xid=f63a90fd 

2018-19 Monthly column for AASL KQ blog

Little, H. B. (2019, August 9). Evaluating and Improving the School Library User Experience. Retrieved from https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/evaluating-and-improving-the-school-library-user-experience/ 
Little, H. B. (2019, July 11). Instagram Social Media Reboot for School Libraries. Retrieved from  https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/instagram-social-media-reboot-for-school-libraries/ 
Little, H. B. (2019, June 4). Preparing for a Significant Year. Retrieved from https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/preparing-for-a-significant-year/ 
Little, H. B. (2019, May 1). Ages and Stages in Your library. Retrieved from https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/ages-and-stages-in-your-library/ 
Little, H. B. (2019, April 2). Weeding without Controversy: Part Two – The Process. Retrieved from https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/weeding-without-controversy-part-two-the-process/ 
Little, H. B. (2019, March 12). Weeding without Controversy: Part One – Why Weed? Retrieved from https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/weeding-without-controversy-part-one-why-weed/ 
Little, H. B. (2019, February 15). Interview with an emerging education leader. Retrieved from https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/interview-with-an-emerging-education-leader/ 
Little, H. B. (2019, January 10). What will you do with your new year? Retrieved from https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/what-will-you-do-with-your-new-year/ 
Little, H. B. (2018, December 3). Prior Knowledge and Inquiry in Reading. Retrieved from  https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/prior-knowledge-and-inquiry-in-reading/ 
Little, H. B. (2018, November 6). Important Books for Young People. Retrieved from https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/important-books-for-young-people/ 
Little, H. B. (2018, October 8). Reading Apps Roundup. Retrieved from https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/reading-apps-roundup/ 
Little, H. B. (2018, September 5). Noise in the One-Room Library. Retrieved from https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/noise-in-the-one-room-library/ 


Mentions and Interviews

Alfonzo, P. (2016, November-December). Snapchat in the library: librarians master an app to reach millennials. American Libraries, 47(11-12), 22+. Retrieved from https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A470160173/GPS?u=tel_k_webbsl&sid=GPS&xid=6400ca9b

Alman, S. W. (2017). School librarianship: past, present, and future. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Gardner, M., & Mazzola, N. (2018). Fighting Fake News: Tools and Resources to Combat Disinformation. Knowledge Quest, 47(1), 6+. Retrieved from https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A556966680/GPS?u=tel_k_webbsl&sid=GPS&xid=33f31765 

Maughan, S. (2019, June 10). Division Watch: We look at AASL's full slate of activities during the ALA Annual Conference. Publishers Weekly, 266(23), 80+. Retrieved from https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A589967670/GPS?u=tel_k_webbsl&sid=GPS&xid=b6a25964

EXHIBITS CURATED

  • Sesquicentennial Campus Exhibits 2019
  • Fashion, Books, and Happenings in the 1870s
  • Campus Sports, Academics, and Publications  
  • Webb Honor Code Informs the Princeton Honor Code 2015
  • The Three Webb Schools: Bell Buckle, Knoxville, and Claremont 2014
  • History of the Library at Webb 2013

Created approx. 60 subject and research guides in the LibGuides format  - http://thewebbschool.libguides.com/prf.php?account_id=89759 

RESEARCH 

Top Research Interests: Learning Commons and Library as a Third Space | Educational Leadership | College Preparatory Curriculum Design 


Projects

Research with Department Institution User Services, Walker Library/MTSU 
Primary Investigator(s) Karen N. Reed, PhD; Christy A. Groves
Study Title: Use of Academic Library Outreach for High School Student Instruction and Recruitment

Archival research in The Webb School Library and Archives for two books:

Barkley, T., & Vaughn, M. B. (2015). The gentle scholar: the forgotten story of John M. Webb and the Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Dickson, TN: BrayBree Publishing.

Howell, S. C., & Little, H. B. (2019). The Webb School Of Bell Buckle. Arcadia Publishing. 


RECENT  PRESENTATIONS


Fall 2019
Tennessee Association of School Librarians [TASL] Conference September 30, 2019
Path to Leadership Panel 

Summer 2019
Books and Bytes Conference June 11, 2019
Keynote Address - Balanced Growth Theory for School Librarians
Breakout -  Building your Library Brand and your Personal Learning Network with online tools

Summer 2018
Tennessee Association of School Librarians 
TASL Summer Road Trip –East TN
Pellissippi State Community College; June 20, 2018
Designing a Capstone Project for High School Research
Promoting Reading Culture with Creative Book Displays

American Library Association Annual Conference
Monday 25 June 2018, 9 a.m.-10 a.m   New Orleans, LA
Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice is... 

Tennessee Association of Independent Schools 
TAIS Biennial Conference November 2016
Capstone Projects and the Independent School

TAIS Biennial Conference November 2012
Filling the knowledge gaps of the Digital Natives
Three Short Months - High School to College Transition







GRANTS SECURED


Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) Grant 2018  -- -- awarded $2,900.00 for archival and preservation supplies

Tennessee Archives Development Direct Grant (TSLA and IMLS) 2015  -- awarded $2,000.00 for archival and preservation supplies

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION WORK


NATIONAL
American Association of School Librarians
Knowledge Quest blogger
July 2015 - Present

American Association of School Librarians
The AASL Libraries in Public Charter Schools Task Force 2017-2018

American Association of School Librarians
Member of the Affiliate Assembly Region IV 2011, 2012


STATE
Tennessee Association of School Librarians [TASL]  TASL Executive Board   
January 2009 - December 2013 (5 years)

TASL President 2012
TASL President-Elect 2011 / Conference Chair 2011
TASL Mid-Tenn [Walking Horse] Regional Rep 2009, 2010 -
Covering the "Walking Horse Region" Williamson, Rutherford,
Cannon, Maury, Marshall, Bedford, Coffee, Giles, Lincoln, Moore, Franklin counties 


HONORS AND AWARDS

AASL Social Media Superstar 2019 for Sensational Student Voice
Finalist for the 2014 AASL National School Library Program of the Year Award
Innovative Library Media Program Award 2009 from the Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL)

REFERENCE LIST

AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST


Contact:   931-389-1870 (Google Voice)   hannahbyrdlittle@gmail.com  (Email)