Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

As an experienced school librarian and the supervisor of libraries in a large district, Cathy Smith has had many opportunities to work a wide range of students, teachers and librarians. A sought-after conference presenter on a variety of school library topics, Cathy encourages librarians to make libraries student-centered, collaborative environments where students are enabled to be strong readers and users of information.

She is the author of 101 Best Strategies to Increase the Effectiveness and Impact of Your SCHOOL LIBRARY PROGRAM (Grades K-12), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Cathy's presentations are energizing and equipped with a wealth of practical plans and resources ready for immediate implementation!

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"Cathy delivers organized, creative and engaging professional development sessions on a wide range of topics."

"Cathy is an expert on any library topic, from research to collection development."

"Cathy enthusiastically shares with her audience and always draws them out, both adults and children."

"I always walk away from Cathy's seminars with new ideas, knowledge and great hands-on activities to use."

"Cathy is an excellent presenter who is dynamic and always keeps participants engaged."

"Cathy brings her many years of expertise along with her love of students and the love of reading to each and every seminar."