Barbara Stripling has been Director of School Library Services for the 1700 public schools in New York City for the last seven years. After 20 years as a classroom teacher and school librarian in Colorado, North Carolina, and Arkansas, Barbara became Library Power Director in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she developed the local Library Power initiative of library revitalization/reform and sustained professional development for librarians. Barbara returned to Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 1998 to become Director of Instructional Services for the school district for four years. In 2002, she moved to New York City to develop and direct the library program at an educational foundation, New Visions for Public Schools, until she took the position at the New York City Department of Education in January 2005. In May 2011, Barbara earned her doctorate degree from the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University. In January 2012, she will join the faculty at Syracuse University as an Assistant Professor of Practice.
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