Ellen Lawrence is an advocate for information literacy and technology. Her district library program was named AASL’s 2012 National School Library Program of the Year. As one of two library directors in the district, Ellen focuses on ways to support student and teacher performance across the curriculum. She has presented at local and national conferences on topics including information literacy, technology, and professional development. She has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, a master’s degree in instructional technology, a second master’s degree in educational administration, and started a doctoral program in January 2014.