Hill, Ann M. 1945–

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Hill, Ann M. 1945–

PERSONAL: Born August 8, 1945, in Philadelphia, PA; daughter of John J. and Catherine (McMonigle) Garrity; children: Matthew Christopher, Marcie Pullano. Education: Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1967; College of New Jersey, M.Ed., 1979; Rutgers University, M.L.S., 1996.

ADDRESSES: Office—Washington Township High School, 519 Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer, educator, and librarian. High school social studies teacher, 1975–93; high school media specialist in Philadelphia, PA, 1993–96; Washington Township High School, Sewell, NJ, educational media specialist, 1996–. Mount Laurel Library, reference librarian, 2002–. Member of Washington Township Technology Committee and Washington Township Acceptable Use Committee.

MEMBER: American Library Association, National Education Association, Educational Media Association of New Jersey, Camden County Educational Media Association (member of executive board), Phi Beta Mu.

AWARDS, HONORS: Progressive Media Award, New Jersey Educational Media Association, 1999.

WRITINGS:

(With Julieta Dias Fisher) Tooting Your Own Horn: Web-Based Public Relations for the Twenty-first Century Librarian, Linworth Publications (Worthington, OH), 2002.

Contributor to periodicals, including Emanations, Library Talk, Library Media Connection, and New Jersey Library Association Newsletter.

SIDELIGHTS: Ann M. Hill told CA: "I was born in a working-class neighborhood in Philadelphia, and was the first member of my family to attend college. As a child, I spent many hours in my local library, and this was a motivating factor in my career choices—teacher and then librarian.

"As a librarian, I was fortunate to work with a colleague, Julieta Dias Fisher, and we were responsible for creating a twenty-first-century library. In the process of incorporating the latest technology, we wanted to share our exciting experiences with colleagues. We conducted various workshops for our school district, librarian associations, and the New Jersey Education Association. From these experiences came our articles and our book on using technology to publicize libraries and all they accomplish."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Multimedia Schools, October, 2003, Jean Reese, review of Tooting Your Own Horn: Web-Based Public Relations for the Twenty-first Century Librarian, p. 46.

School Library Journal, December, 2003, Jessica Foster, review of Tooting Your Own Horn, p. 180.