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Donna Smith Faith Self

Donna Smith
Childress High School

Professional experience
23 years in education; 11 years as Kindergarten teacher, 12  years as high school technology instructor; and completing MLS degree this summer.

Innovative library practices
Using social media to make connections between libraries and patrons/public.

Favorite literary character or book 
With so many years in elementary, Junie B. Jones has to be my favorite literary character. She's spunky and mischievous but has a good heart. 

Most memorable TLA experience
My most memorable TLA experience has to be “Storming The Capitol” at TLA this year! This was my first year to attend the conference, and spending time at the capitol visiting with legislators and their staff was amazing!

Faith Self
Media Director, Childress Independent School District

Professional experience
20 years in education, 7 years as media director;  MLS from UNT.

Innovative library practices 
Transforming the library from a sterile and stale room into a fun, exciting experience for patrons has been a positive change for many libraries, including ours.

Favorite literary character or book 
Panic and The Battle of Jericho by Sharon Draper are two of my favorite young adult books. 

Most memorable TLA experience
“Taking The Capitol By Storm,” no doubt. We really felt like we had a voice when speaking with the legislators and their aides about our library issues.

Created on Jul 1, 2015 | Last updated August 01, 2015