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Director of Libraries

Phone: (713) ***-****  
Email: d***@***.org
Annunciation Orthodox School
3600 Yoakum Boulevard
Houston , Texas 77006
United States

Company Description: Annunciation Orthodox School established itself in 1970 as a co-educational, family-oriented school. Over the years it has grown from a preschool serving a handful...   more

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Annunciation Orthodox School: Lower School and Jones Center Library, 27 Aug 2011 [cached]
Dorcas Hand, AOS Librarian
Campaign Endorsements - Strong School Libraries [cached]
Dorcas has the smarts, style, creativity, and common sense to be a superb president of AASL. I have worked with Dorcas in ALA and AASL, and she is a seasoned and thoughtful leader who gets things done. She thinks big, but she factors in the essential nature of getting everyone on board and her process is always about creating and building school library programs where kids thrive as readers, learners, and doers. She understands and models the role of being a proactive and vital building level school librarian, and she has consistently, through the years, reached out to ask others to share new ideas and methods. Collaboration is her mantra, however, her real professional hallmark is that she always rolls up her sleeves and models frontline hard work. I couldn't be more excited about the possibilities for AASL's future with Dorcas as president. She will inevitably make it fun, real, and eternally worthwhile because she loves what she does, and she truly believes that the library is the heart of any quality school. I wholeheartedly support Dorcas Hand to be AASL's next president.
Dorcas is an articulate and talented school librarian. She has a passion for the importance of the 21st Century school library programs. She will weave all this together as she helped move AASL and the profession forward.
Dorcas Hand has proven herself to be a highly productive member of the AASL Advocacy Committee, and she always manages to hold on to her sense of humor and great smile. Her work ethic, knowledge of Advocacy, and her upbeat attitude are all attributes every AASL President needs.
It has been a privilege to work with Dorcas on a local advocacy campaign to bring attention to the need for certified librarians to staff the public schools in our large urban district. Her unflagging enthusiasm and ability to organize has been a driving force.
Dorcas is a strong leader because she makes things happen - she inspires enthusiasm in others, makes sure the small (but essential!) tasks are managed, and keeps the big picture front and center. She's a joy to work with.
I had the pleasure of working with Dorcas on the 2013 National School Library Program of the Year Award Committee. Dorcas was an amiable and conscientious committee member. She contributed thoughtful questions and ideas during school visitations and followed up with suggestions to improve the process for future committees. Her knowledge of school libraries and sensitivity to the dynamics that contribute to exemplary school library programs are among many of the valuable assets that she will bring to the AASL presidency.
Dorcas always knows the right question to ask. She helped keep our committee on track and focused. She sees the big picture when it comes to school libraries and student achievement.
I am delighted to endorse Dorcas Hand for AASL president-elect in 2015.
"Dorcas is a phenomenal school librarian, a fierce advocate for school libraries, and a great colleague.
2011 Midwinter Meeting Board Documents | ALA Connect, 31 Dec 2011 [cached]
Dorcas Hand
free | Georgia Library Media Association, 10 Feb 2015 [cached]
Dorcas Hand, Annunciation Orthodox School, Houston, TX
Dorcas Hand Director ..., 15 Sept 2013 [cached]
Dorcas Hand Director of Libraries 713.470.5685
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