Yes, You Teach Reading, Too!: Using Your Skillset to Support Literacy Initiatives

Teaching reading doesn’t just happen with in the classroom or through a reading coach. Librarians are more than the keeper of books, they are a literacy leader. This session provides examples of building collaborative relationships with teachers and literacy coaches to support direct instruction in the classroom, how to incorporate independent reading in both print and digital resources, and being essential in building a literacy culture in your school.


  • Stephanie Ham, Director of Library Services, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Connie Sharp, Librarian Training & Development Specialist, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Alyssa Littrell, District Librarian, Metro Nashville Public Schools