Tom Bober

School Librarian; District Library Coordinator, School District of Clayton

Tom Bober is a school librarian at RM Captain Elementary, 2018 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress, and author of the books Building News Literacy as well as his first title, Elementary Educator's Guide to Primary Sources. He is a member of teacher advisory boards for the National Portrait Gallery and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Tom writes the Picture Books and Primary Sources posts for AASL’s Knowledge Quest blog and hosts The Primary Source Podcast. He also presents at conferences, runs workshops, and gives webinars to promote the use of primary sources in student inquiry learning. His foundation is built on over twenty years in public education as an elementary classroom teacher, educational technologist, and over ten years as a school librarian.