Jil’Lana Heard is a media specialist at Lake Hamilton Junior High School in Pearcy, Arkansas. She is a member of AASL and is past president of the Arkansas Association of School Librarians. She is currently the past president of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media (AAIM). She was awarded the AAIM Outstanding Library Media Program in 2004 and the AAIM Herb Lawrence Leadership Award in 2009. Jil’Lana is a National Board Certified Teacher.