Cassy Lee


MLIS 2013
Learning Center Coordinator
Chinese American International School
San Francisco, CA USA

What I am doing now.

I just landed my dream job as the Middle School Learning Center Coordinator at the Chinese American International School in San Francisco. Beginning this August 2015 I will play a leading role in the exciting process of developing the middle school library program in a brand new space. This will include creating and integrating an effective research curriculum, utilizing print, media, and database technologies, collaborating with the Director of Educational Technology on tech integration across the curriculum, and identifying opportunities for the library to support curricular units in all subject areas. I’m very interested in emerging educational technologies, youth participation, and connected learning and feel the Learning Center is uniquely positioned to foster the multiple literacies students need to succeed in the 21st century. I am thrilled at the opportunity to make the Learning Center the hub of collaborative and participatory learning at the heart of the school.

What are the most valuable skills I use in my job?

I earned my Master of Library and Information Science degree and CA Teacher Librarian Services credential from SJSU in 2013. I was a teacher first, and after deciding to become a librarian, the knowledge and experience I gained in the SJSU program was indispensable in preparing me for this job. Being that the program is entirely online, I became comfortable using and evaluating Web 2.0 tools, learning management systems, and other educational technologies that I will be using with my students. I brushed up and improved upon my pedagogy with a much bigger emphasis on integrating technology to enhance learning engagement. I became a much more effective reader advisor, marketer, manager and online searcher, and became aware of current trends in both the library and education professions. And I was inspired to be a better teacher by excellent professors like Michelle Holschuh Simmons.

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