Friday, 12 of February of 2016

Elizabeth Friese

Elizabeth Friese

PhD Candidate, Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia

Guest Biography

Elizabeth Friese is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. Her research centers on the role of libraries and librarians in youth literacy learning and engagement. She teaches courses in reading, writing, children’s literature, and digital literacies to future elementary and middle school teachers.

Elizabeth received her M. Ed. in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia. She is currently serving on the American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Literacy as well as the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) Digital Literacy Task Force. She recently presented her work on an ALA Diversity Grant studying racial diversity in elementary school library collections. She will share her experiences with multigenre research and writing at the American Association of School Librarians National Conference in October.

Beth is a guest blogger in the guest blog discussion series on Social Innovations in Adult Education.

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