Pam Harland

Faculty, Program Coordinator for Library Media and Technology Integration

Phone: (603) 254-3866 (voice + text)
Program Websites: Library Media and Technology Integrator

Pam Harland has been a librarian for over 25 years working in public libraries, academic libraries, and at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston as a research librarian. She has been a certified Library Media Specialist and Technology Integrator since 1999. Today she serves as the Program Coordinator of the Library Media and Technology Integration programs and Faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum.

Degrees and Education

BA, English Literature, University of New Hampshire
MS, Information Systems, Drexel University
EdD Candidate, Plymouth State University

Research Interests

School Library Leadership and Learning Commons in PK-12 schools.


Harland, P. (2017). Future forward administration. School Library Connection.

Harland, P. (2017). Future forward collections. School Library Connection.

Harland, P. (2017). Future forward: Using evidence to bring your program into the future. School Library Connection.

Harland, P. (2016). Future forward: Librarians as leaders. School Library Connection.

Harland, P. (2016). Future forward: The evolving role of the school librarian. School Library Connection.

Harland, P. (2015). The competency-based school librarian”

Harland, P. (2014).  guest editor. “The learning spaces issueKnowledge Quest.

Harland, P. (2011). The Learning Commons: Seven Simple Steps to Transform Your Library. Santa Barbara, CA : Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO.

Harland, P. (2011). Taking the lead: Towards a learning commons. School Library Monthly.

Harland, P. (2011). Toward a learning common: Where learners are central. Teacher Librarian.

Harland, P. (2010). The kindle learning commons. Library Media Connection: 50-51.

Harland, P. (2010). High school book club – now with kindles! Teacher Librarian: 57-59.

Harland, P. (2009). Library 2.0 in Plymouth, NH: How one library uses web 2.0 tools to enhance services to students & staff. Library Media Connection: 57-58.


“Librarian Leadership” (keynote) Québec School Librarians Network Symposium, March 2017.

“ESSA for School Librarians” Rhode Island School Library Association, January 2017.

“The Learning Commons: Blueprint for the Future Ready Library” (spotlight speaker) CMTC, Manchester NH, November 2016.

“Let the Librarians Lead” (keynote) Maryland Association of School Librarians Annual Conference, Hagerstown MD, October 2016.

“Librarians Building Cultures of Inquiry and Literacy in STEM” American Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando FL, June 2016.

“Library Space Redesign” SELCO, MN, May 2016.

“Any Way You Want It: LibGuides as a School Library Website” NHSLMA Annual Conference, NH, May 2016.

“Are Your Students Research Ready? Preparing Students for the Next Level of Research” Northern Virginia Catholic Library Association, Herndon, VA, March 2016.

“Straight Outta Britannica: The Real Story Behind Biographical Research” Britannica Webinar, September 2015.

“Revitalize Your Library Space to Enhance Your Library Program” Bureau of Education & Research, nationwide, 2014-ongoing full-day seminars.

“Are Your Students Research Ready?” EDCO, Bedford MA, July 2015.

“Transforming School Libraries” Washington County Public Schools, Hagerstown MD, June 2015.

“Featured Speaker” MassCUE, Foxborough MA, Oct. 2014.

“Sink or Swim: Will Your Students Rise to the Challenge of College-Level Research?” (co-presentation with Elaine Allard) American Association of School Libraries Conference, Hartford CT, Nov. 2013.

“Library Spaces in the Learning Commons” L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec Library Association, Montreal QC, May 2013.

“Towards a Learning Commons” American Library Association Midwinter Conference/New England School Library Leadership Conference, Boston MA, Jan. 2010.

Awards and Distinctions

New Hampshire Librarian of the Year, 2010
New Hampshire Intellectual Freedom Award, 2009

Associations, Boards, and Committees

Board of Directors, American Association of School Librarians, 2015-2018
AASL National School Library Program of the Year Award Committee
AASL Repurposing and Managing the Brands Task Force
New Hampshire School Library Media Association
New Hampshire Society for Technology in Education
Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference Steering Committee

Courses Taught

LM/CE 5010 Leadership and Management

CE 5140 ePortfolio Development and Assessment

LM/CE 5040 Technology and Innovation

LM 5020 Cataloging and Curation

ED 5060 Theories of Learning and Cognitive Development

LM 5210 Practicum in School Library Media

CE 5960 Internship in Educational Technology Integration

HD 7060 Integrating Technology in Higher Education