Elizabeth Hester

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User Name
Elizabeth Hester
Vestavia Hills Elementary Central


  • Collection Development
  • Distance Learning
  • Electronic Resources
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Games and Gaming
  • Guidelines and Standards
  • Information Literacy
  • Librarianship
  • Library School Education
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Technology
  • Trends and Forecasting
  • Ebooks
  • Type of Libraries
  • Middle School

  • Bio

    Next year will be my seventh year as a school librarian. I am National Board Certified and am beginning my tenure as the president of the Alabama School Library Association. Before librarianship I taught 12th grade English and German for 12 years. I am also the Technology Representative for my school. I serve on numerous committees at my school and at the district level.


    Current Work
    Vestavia Hills Elementary Central (School Library/Media Center)
    Teacher Librarian
    Birmingham, Alabama
    I teach information literacy skills to middle school students, write grants, and organize special programs for students including skyping with authors. I teach our faculty new technology skills and send out e-mails regarding new websites that are beneficial to students and teachers.

    Past Work Experience
    Mountain Brook High School (Other)
    English Teacher
    Birmingham, Alabama
    1994 - 2006


    M.Ed. Certification, Library Media Science, 2006
    University of South Alabama

    M.Ed., German & Secondary Education, 1994
    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, 1986
    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Favorite Sessions

    2013 ALA Annual Conference