Decades of academic library experience; focused on management/leadership, reference, information literacy instruction, and assessment. Presented papers at Computers in Libraries, American Library Association, Florida Library Association, and Florida Reading Council. At Eastern Florida State College, in addition to participating on many collegewide and library committees, I collaborated on the design and construction supervision of the new library and other campus buildings; served as the college’s Tenure and Professional Development Council Chair; and most recently facilitated the development of the college’s Copyright policies and procedures, including co-presenting a workshop on Copyright Law in Education to faculty and staff.
Bachelor’s Degree- English 1996
Master’s Degree – Education 2005
Foreign Language Instruction and Faculty Supervision – over 35 years
ESOL Instruction – Oxford Seminar Certification, cumulative 5 years classroom instruction, Levels 1-4 Cambridge Ventures Curriculum and Conversation Group Facilitation
Teacher Professional Development Expertise – Curriculum Design and Delivery, Instructional Strategies including: Total Physical Response, Whole Child Educational Experience, Understanding by Design, Philosophical Inquiry for Children, Parallel Parent/Child Instruction, Family Education, Differentiated Instruction, Brain Based Learning, Arts and Technology Integration, Modeling/Coaching, Assessment Design and Analysis, Institutional Goal and Program Alignment
John W. Daniels, Jr., is Teaching & Learning Librarian and adjunct professor of Humanities at Flagler College. He also serves as professor of Old Testament for the Ministry Formation Program of the Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida. He is the author of Gossiping Jesus (Pickwick 2013) and “Engendering Gossip in Galatians 2:11-14: The Social Dynamics of Honor, Shame, Performance, and Gossip” (Biblical Theology Bulletin 47.3, 2017). – Adapted from The Ancient Mediterranean: A Sourcebook, Forthcoming (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., May 2020).
My journey as a school media specialist has led me on several different and challenging roles within our public school library services. I have also had the privilege to experience a management position within the Jacksonville Public Library System, as a Youth Services Librarian. My career began in the late 90’s as a classroom teacher specializing in Early Childhood Education in Pasco County, Florida. Within my first 5 years of teaching I had decided to return to the University of South Florida to ern my MLIS. I spent 14 years in Pasco and worked as a classroom teacher, team leader, school media specialist, Instructional Coach and District Trainer. There was much change happening in Pasco County, which I felt had/has dissolved the integrity of the Library/Media Services and is what led me to Hillsborough County. Hillsborough County still values and respects the work that we do as school media specialists. I was only in Hillsborough County for a little over 2 years before my family made the decision to relocated to the Saint Augustine area. The local school systems had no openings for school media specialists at that time. In a leap of faith, I applied to and secured a position as a Youth Services Librarian for the Jacksonville Public Library System. This was an amazing experience for me and provided me the inspiration and growth I needed professionally to return to the school system. I did in fact return to the school system for family reasons, but we always treasure my time there. Today, I am a school media specialist in a Title 1 school in St. John’s County. Our school was in dire need of a media center and information literacy breakthrough. Over the last two years, we have had much success in many areas. I look forward to our continued growth and student success!
Beth has worked in a number of library settings as an Educator, Media Specialist, Youth Services Manager, and Branch Librarian. She currently serves as a Library Cataloger for the Nassau County Public Library System and as the librarian for her parish library.