Virginia Bigler is a self-professed bibliophile on a mission to change the way students experience the library.
After stepping away from the classroom to raise her children, Virginia found her ideal career in education as a high school librarian. Although not in the classroom, Virginia continues to teach and help foster a love for reading and literature.
Virginia Bigler has been the librarian for Taft High School in Northside ISD for four years. She was an inaugural planning member of LibraryPalooza, San Antonio’s only teen author festival, and has helped organize and run that popular literary event for five years. This year, Virginia won the distinction of being the first high school librarian in Northside ISD to be awarded Educator of the Year for her high school. She loves teens, books, and authors, and anytime she can bring those three together, she is happy.
To see what “LibraryPalooza” is all about, click here.
Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy by Judith L. Irvin, Julie Meltzer and Melinda S. Dukes
Readicide: How Schools are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It by Kelly Galagher
Social Readers: Promoting Reading in the 21st Century by Leslie B. Preddy
For some insight on teen book festivals click here.
To visit the Taft High School Library site click here.
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