Jennifer Sturge Publishes Article in “Alki: The Washington Library Association Journal”

Jennifer Sturge smiling standing outside

Jennifer Sturge, EdD, Core Faculty in Education, specifically in the Endorsement in K-12 Library Media program, published an article entitled “Find the Helpers” in Alki: The Washington Library Association Journal. This article deals with the uncertainties around being a school librarian at a time when the political landscape across the U.S. brings so many challenges to people in that position. Organized groups are disrupting the educational landscape and intellectual freedom in our libraries.

Sturge, who is an educator of new school librarians, gives a plethora of advice to her colleagues on how to remain consistent with policies and procedures, find expert help when needed, and engage students in media and information literacy. She encourages school librarians to find solidarity in their fellows who are facing similar burdens.

Sturge has served as a school librarian, coordinator of school libraries for a district in Maryland, and as faculty at several universities before coming to Antioch. She is the chair of the Knowledge Quest editorial board and has served as past president of the Maryland Association of School Librarians.