Rachel Altobelli

Director of Library Services & Instructional Materials, Albuquerque (N.Mex.) Public Schools

Rachel Altobelli (she/her) is the director of library services and instructional materials for Albuquerque Public Schools in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received the 2020 Excellence in Student Achievement Award from the New Mexico School Boards Association. Rachel was the member guide for the 2017–2018 ALA Emerging Leaders cohort that created the toolkit “Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ Materials in School Libraries.” She was a panelist for the Junior Library Guild for the July 16, 2020, webinar “Innovation in Uncertainty: Back to School” and the May 20, 2020, “Innovation in Uncertainty: How Librarians Step Up, Support Students, and Find Solutions.” She was also a co-presenter for the June 20, 2020, online presentation “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The School Library and Me in the Global Learning Community” to the AASL Affiliate Assembly. She was the guest editor for the January/February 2020 issue of Knowledge Quest. She is a member of AASL and is a member of the Knowledge Quest Editorial Board.