My name is Katy Jean Vance, and I am a school librarian.  I am currently the librarian for the secondary school at Luanda International School.  I have a Master of Science in Library Science from  UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Library and Information Science (SILS).  I also have a Bachelor of Arts in English with a teaching license from UNC Greensboro.

After graduating from UNCG, I spent six years teaching middle and high school English in Boulder, Colorado; Greensboro, North Carolina; and São Paulo, Brazil.  In August of 2009, I entered UNC SILS to study library science with an emphasis on school libraries. My first job as a school librarian was opening the Learning Commons at Lakewood Montessori Middle School.

My professional interests include young adult and children’s services in a diverse society, the role of technology and social media in education, and the literacy development and information access needs of marginalized populations.

Please explore my portfolio to learn a little bit more about my experiences, clicking on the links in blue for more detailed information and examples.