Sheri Massey Joins iSchool as Lecturer

Sheri Massey Joins iSchool as Lecturer

The University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, Maryland’s iSchool, has appointed Sheri Massey as lecturer. Massey will be teaching courses in school library media, related to school library administration, collection management and technology integration.

Massey has an extensive track record in conducting research on school library media and digital libraries. In addition to her teaching, Massey will be working on an Institute for Museum and Library Services-funded project led by iSchool Associate Dean Ann Carlson Weeks on the demographics and skills of school district library supervisors. Her dissertation focused on the ways expert school library media specialists use digital libraries.

Massey comes to the iSchool after two years as a school library media specialist with Montgomery County Public Schools at New Hampshire Estates Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland. She has also served as an adjunct instructor. “I will miss working with young children,” she says. “But, I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and learning from my students who are working on the ground in the schools, as well as continuing research that provides additional insight and resources to the profession.”

Massey earned her Ph.D. in Information Studies and her Master of Library Science degree from the University of Maryland, as well as a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Pittsburgh.