Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

As an experienced school librarian, KRISTEN MATTSON has had many opportunities to work with a wide range of students, teachers and librarians. A sought-after conference presenter and on a variety of school library topics, Kristen 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 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. Kristen’s presentations are energizing, relevant, and equipped with a wealth of practical plans and resources ready for immediate implementation!

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

The content is timely and important for a variety of library professions, and Kristen taught it wonderfully.”

Kristen is knowledgeable and passionate about making any library a relevant, exciting place to learn. The media/digital assignments really helped me explore types of media I would not otherwise engage with.”

“Kristen is engaging and personable. She focuses on the interests of her students and presents information in an accessible and hands-on fashion.”

“This seminar taught me relevant information that I was able to apply to my current job, which I thought was fantastic. Learning how to effectively implement technology into a lesson and evaluate it was also really useful.”