Keane, Nancy J. 1951-

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Keane, Nancy J. 1951-

PERSONAL:

Born August 1, 1951, in Littleton, MA; daughter of John (a mail carrier) and Aureta (a writer; maiden name, Cunniffe) Keane; children: Aureta H. Keane Kulacz, Alexander V. Ethnicity:"Irish-American." Education: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A., 1973; University of Rhode Island, M.L.S., 1977; George Washington University, M.A., 1996. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Methodist. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, travel.

ADDRESSES:

Home—17 Kimball St., Concord, NH 03301. Office—Rundlett Middle School, 144 South St., Concord, NH 03301. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Writer and educator. University of Vermont, Burlington, associate professor, 1979-90; Trinity College, Burlington, director of libraries, 1990-92; Rundlett Middle School, Concord, NH, library media specialist, 1992—. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, visiting assistant librarian, 1987-88; New HampshireTechnical Institute, adjunct member of computer faculty, 1998—; affiliated with a television program titled Kids' Book Beat.

MEMBER:

American Library Association, American Association of School Librarians, Association for Library Service to Children, New HampshireEducational Media Association, New Hampshire Society of Technology Educators.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Service Award, New Hampshire Educational Media Association, 2001; New Hampshire EDies Award, New Hampshire school librarian of the year, New Hampshire Department of Education, 2002; Sagebrush Literary Program Award, American Library Association, 2004, for work with the television program Kids' Book Beat; Elizabeth Yates Award, Concord Public Library, 2004.

WRITINGS:


Booktalks and Beyond: Thematic Learning Activities for Grades K-6, Highsmith Press (Fort Atkinson, WI), 2001.

Teaching Language Arts through Literature: Grades 4-6, Linworth Learning (Worthington, OH), 2002.

Teaching Social Studies through Literature: Grades 4-6, Linworth Learning (Worthington, OH), 2002.

(With Corinne L. Wait) Teaching Language Arts through Literature: Grades 6-8, Linworth Learning (Worthington, OH), 2002.

(With Corinne L. Wait) Teaching Science through Literature: Grades 6-8, Linworth Learning (Worthington, OH), 2002.

(With Corinne L. Wait) Teaching Social Studies through Literature: Grades 6-8, Linworth Learning (Worthington, OH), 2002.

Booktalking across the Curriculum: The Middle Years,Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2002.

Booktalking Tie-ins: Science Literature in the 4-6 Classroom, Linworth Learning (Worthington, OH) 2002.

Middle School Pathfinders: Guiding Student Research,Linworth Learning (Worthington, OH), 2005.

Using Literature in the Middle School Classroom,Linworth Learning (Worthington, OH), 2005.

Author of "Just for Kids," a regular column in Concord Monitor, 2003—. Contributor to magazines, includingLibrary Sparks and Book Reporter. Editor, VLA News: News from the Vermont Library Association, 1988-91, and Online: Newsletter of the New Hampshire Educational Media Association, 1992-2001.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

A book dealing with reluctant middle-school readers.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


PERIODICALS


American Libraries, March, 2002, Cathleen Bourdon, review of Booktalks and Beyond: Thematic Learning Activities for Grades K-6, p. 89.

Booklist, June 1, 2003, Sharon Cohen, review ofBooktalking across the Curriculum: The Middle Years, p. 1830.

School Library Journal, June, 2003, Gerry Larson, review of Booktalking across the Curriculum,p. 179.

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