Dr. Pam Harland has been a passionate librarian for over 25 years working in public libraries, academic libraries, and at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston as a research librarian. She served in several leadership positions at the state level in NH and on the Board of Directors of the American Association of School Librarians. She was awarded NH’s Elsie Domingo Service Award in 2016, NH’s School Librarian of the Year Award in 2010, and NH’s Intellectual Freedom Award in 2009. Pam authored The Learning Commons: Seven Simple Steps to Transforming Your Library (Libraries Unlimited, 2011). As a qualitative researcher, Pam’s focus is on investigating school librarian leadership.
Degrees and Education
EdD, Educational Leadership, Plymouth State University
MS, Information Systems, Drexel University
BA, English Literature, University of New Hampshire
School Librarian Leadership
Qualitative Research Methodologies
Digital Learning Models
Recent Select Publications
Harland, P., & Cellucci, A. (2022). Do you know your administrators’ priorities for the school library? Knowledge Quest.
Harland, P., Moreillon, J., & Cellucci, A. (2021). Take action: A content analysis of administrators’ understandings of and advocacy for the roles and responsibilities of school Librarians. School Library Research.
Harland, P. & Carr, P. (2021, January). Everyday We’re Hustlin’: Innovative Teaching Methods, Strategies, and Tools. Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference.
Harland, P. & Armstrong, L. (2021, January). What is a Digital Learning Specialist and Why Does it Matter? Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference.
Harland, P. (2020, October). Lead Like a Librarian. Association of Library and Information Science Education, Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
Harland, P. (2020, July). Personalizing Remote Instruction. New Hampshire Learning Initiative’s Powerful Learning Conference, Concord, NH.
Harland, P. (2019, November). Lead Like a Librarian: Research Into Practice. American Association of School Librarians, Louisville, KY.
Harland, P. (2019, November). Digital Learning Mixtape: Transforming Teaching with Technology. Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference, Manchester NH.
Harland, P. (2019, March). See Do Lead: An Investigation into Library Leadership. New Hampshire School Library Media Association Annual Conference, Concord NH.
Harland, P. & Small, R. (2018, November). Genrefy Your Library. Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference, Manchester NH.
Harland, P. (2017, November). Build Your Own Technology Toolbox. Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference, Manchester NH.
Harland, P. (2017, March). Librarian Leadership (keynote). Québec School Librarians Network Symposium, Montreal, QC.
Harland, P. (2017, January). ESSA for School Librarians. Rhode Island School Library Association, Providence, RI.
Awards and Distinctions
2016: NH School Library Media Association: Elsie Domingo Service Award.
2015: Chris Nelson Memorial Grant.
2010: NH Excellence In Education Award: School Librarian of the Year.
2009: NH School Library Media Association: Intellectual Freedom Award.
Associations, Boards, and Committees
2021-current: Chair, Consortium of School Library Educators; New England School Library Association.