Amanda Jones

About ME

I am a 23 year educator: a former 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts teacher and current school librarian.  I have a Masters +30, and I am a certified K-12 librarian, certified 1-8 elementary teacher, certified school administrator, and certified reading specialist.  I am the current President of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians and our library was the winner of the 2019 LLA James O Modisette Award for top middle school library programming in Louisiana. I am a 2021 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, the 2021 SLJ Librarian of the Year, the 2020 Louisiana School Librarian of the Year. In 2023, I was awarded the AASL Intellectual Freedom Award, ALA IFRT John Immroth Award, ACRL-LA Library Profressional Award, LLA Alex Allain Intellectual Freedom Award, and the ALA IFRT Paul Howard Award for Courage. I enjoy presenting at state, regional, national, and international conferences.  I am a former AASL Chapter Assembly Secretary and was the AASL23 National Conference Co-Chair. In 2021, I joined the Advisory Council of the University of Iowa's (formerly of South Carolina College of Information and Communication) Online Ready program for school librarians. I have been featured six times on the School Librarians United podcast, am the Louisiana Chapter Councilor to ALA, am a former AASL Knowledge Quest blogger, and have a book coming out in August of 2024.  I have the best job in the world, and I have enjoyed making our school​ library the heart of the school.Stay tuned for my book, That Librarian, coming in 2024!

Professional photographs provided by Kathryn and Travis Photography.