Shannon Hyman

School Librarian, Byrd Middle School

Shannon Hyman has taught and administered in public and private schools for the last twenty-three years while working in almost every content area with students ranging in age from pre-school through middle school. After completing her master’s degree through Longwood University’s School Library Media Program, she became a librarian at Byrd Middle School in Henrico, Virginia, where her team’s library program was honored in 2010 as Virginia’s Library of the Year. Shannon has been selected as the planning librarian for the newest elementary school in Henrico County, Kaechele Elementary, where she is already working to develop a virtual space. Her recent publications include an essay “You Had Me at ‘Hello’” featured in School Libraries: What’s Now, What’s Next, What’s Yet to Come, Buffy Hamilton and Kristen Fontichiaro’s crowd-sourced e-book. Shannon believes she finds her most innovative and engaging ideas in the lives and imaginations of her amazing students. She loves to laugh, listen to all kinds of music, and she has developed an internal Starbucks radar.