Pam Harland

Librarian; Graduate Teaching Lecturer, Educational Leadership

Phone: (603) 254-3866
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Pam Harland has been a librarian for over 20 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 since 1999 and additionally serves as the Library Director at Sanborn Regional High School.

Degrees and Education

BA, English Literature, University of New Hampshire
MS, Information Systems, Drexel University

Research Interests

Learning Commons and preparing students for college-level research.
Publications and Presentations

Harland, Pamela, guest editor. “The Learning Spaces Issue” Knowledge Quest Mar/Apr 2014.
Harland, Pamela. The Learning Commons: Seven Simple Steps to Transform Your Library. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO, 201..
Harland, Pamela. “Taking the Lead: Towards a Learning Commons” School Library Monthly Oct. 2011.
Harland, Pamela. “The Kindle Learning Commons” Library Media Connection Aug. 2010: 50-51.
Harland, Pamela. High School Book Club – Now With Kindles!” Teacher Librarian Jun. 2010: 57-59.
Harland, Pamela. “Library 2.0 in Plymouth, NH: How One Library Uses Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Services to Students & Staff” Library Media Connection Apr. 2009: 57-58.
“Featured Speaker” MassCUE, Foxborough MA, Oct. 22-23, 2014.
“Sink or Swim: Will Your Students Rise to the Challenge of College-Level Research?” American Association of School Libraries Conference, Hartford CT, Nov. 15, 2013.
“Library Spaces in the Learning Commons” L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec Library Association, Montreal QC, May 9, 2013.
“Towards a Learning Commons” American Library Association Midwinter Conference/New England School Library Leadership Conference, Boston MA, Jan. 15 2010.

Awards and Distinctions

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

Associations, Boards, and Committees

American Association of School Librarians
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

Learning Resources Centers and Services