Leslie Preddy

School Librarian, Perry Meridian Middle School

Leslie Preddy has been the school librarian at Perry Meridian Middle School in Indianapolis, Indiana, since 1992, and has served as an adjunct professor for Indiana University, Indiana State University, and IUPUI. She has presented webinars for edWeb, the Indiana Department of Education, and the American Library Association. She is a frequent speaker and consultant at local, state, national, and international education conferences and events. Leslie is a past recipient of AASL’s Collaborative School Library Media Award and School Library Media Program of the Year Award and ALA’s Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming. She is the president of AASL and is a past president for the Association of Indiana School Library Educators. Her books include SSR with Intervention: A School Library Action Research Project and Social Readers: Promoting Reading in the 21st Century. Her latest book is School Library Makerspaces.