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Chris Swerling

Newton Public Schools
Interim K-12 Coordinator of Library and Media Services
Newton, MA
Chris Swerling is the Coordinator of School Libraries K-12 for the Newton, Massachusetts Public Schools and a former National Board Certified Library Media Teacher. She has given numerous presentations on school librarianship at state and national conferences and taught library science to prospective school librarians at Bridgewater State College, School of Education, and Simmons College, School of Library and Information Science. She has also taught multicultural children’s literature at Wheelock College and at Worcester State University both in Massachusetts. Chris was honored to receive the Peggy Hallisey Lifetime Achievement Award at the MSLA Conference 2017. With Fran Zilonis, Chris co-authors a monthly column for School Library Connection.