Jewel Davis Selected as 2018 NMRT Emerging Leader

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For Immediate Release


Kimberly L. Redd

Program Officer for Education & CEU Registrar

Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)


The New Members Round Table (NMRT) is pleased to sponsor Jewel Davis as our 2018 Emerging Leader. The sponsorship consists of a $1000 award towards attendance at ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver and ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. As NMRT's Emerging Leader, Jewel will attend ALA Midwinter and Annual to undergo leadership training, and she will work on a team to complete an ALA project. In the culmination of the program, Jewel and her team will present the results of their work in a poster session at ALA Annual 2018. 


Jewel Davis currently works as the Education Librarian in a PreK-12 Curriculum Materials Center at Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons. She works with pre-service teachers, education faculty, and practicing K-12 teachers on teaching with diverse youth literature, incorporating STEM and emerging technologies into classroom practice, and developing practitioner-based research skills. She received an MA in teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


Previously NMRT-sponsored Emerging Leaders include Megan Hodge in 2011, Heidi Steiner in 2012, Margaret Howard in 2013, Kate Tkacik in 2014, Stacey Nordlund in 2015, and Mandi Goodsett in 2016.


The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) serves as the liaison for NMRT

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