Ann C. Weeks
Prior to her retirement in June 2019, Ann Carlson Weeks was Professor of the Practice, Director of the School Library Specialization, Director of Professional Education, and Associate Dean for Academic Programs during her nineteen years in the College of Information Studies. She was a founding director of the International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) and creator of The Lilead Project, a national leadership and professional learning initiative for school district library supervisors. In 2016, she was the recipient of the UMD Provost’s Award for Service by Professional Track Faculty. Prior to her appointment in the iSchool, she was Director of Library and Information Services for the Chicago Public Schools, Executive Director the three youth divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), and Coordinator of the National Library Power Program, a major initiative of the DeWitt- Wallace, Reader’s Digest Foundation.