School Librarian, Plymouth (MI) Canton Community Schools
Kathy Lester is a School Librarian at East Middle School in Plymouth, Michigan. She is a member of the American Library Association (ALA) Committee for Library Advocacy (COLA) and the ALA Library Ecosystem Subcommittee. She is a past board member of the American Association for School Libraries (AASL) and a member of the AASL Practice Committee and the AASL ASCD Task Force. She is a current board member and past-president of the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) and a member of the Michigan Library Association (MLA) Legislative Committee. Kathy has also been a member of state-level committees in Michigan such as the Michigan Department of Education’s Learning at a Distance Task Force, the Michigan #GoOpen Strategy Team, the Michigan ESSA Tactical Review Committee, the State Educational Technology Plan Update Workgroup, and the REMC Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship (MLDC) Initiative Team.