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Ms. W. Recognized for Making “IT” Happen

Kelly Werthmuller in library The school library is no longer a musty room filled with old books and encyclopedias. Today’s library media center is rich with innovative technology and research tools.

On February 13, 2019, The School District of University City’s lead librarian Kelly Werthmuller, “Ms. W,” will be officially recognized with the Making IT Happen award in the category of Library Media Specialist during the Library & Media Literacy Luncheon during the 2019 Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC).

“Our mission is to change the way people use our libraries,” Werthmuller said. “We want to focus on emerging technology and digital citizenship as well as ensure that all of our students have access to quality books and research materials. Today’s library is a dynamic space, far removed from the rigid quiet zones of yesterday. We encourage students to explore, create and innovate, even if it means making some noise.”

Werthmuller has been with the District since 2002; beginning her tenure as a middle school teacher and has spent the past 12 years as the teaching librarian at Brittany Woods Middle School. 

“Making IT Happen” is an internationally recognized award for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools, sponsored by the International Society for Technology in Education. 

For more information, visit www.metcedplus.org.