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Riedling, Ann Marlow 1952-

Riedling, Ann Marlow 1952-


Born July 26, 1952, in New Albany, IN; daughter of Floyd and Martha Riddle; married Russell Riedling, September 4, 1982; children: Marlow Park. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Indiana University—Bloomington, B.S., 1973; University of Georgia, M.Ed., M.L.S., Ed.T., 1975, further graduate study, 1979-80; University of Louisville, Ed.D. (with honors), 1996. Religion: Catholic.


Home—Louisville, KY. E-mail—[email protected]; [email protected]


Teacher at public schools in Bloomington, IN, 1973-74; University of Georgia, Athens, instructor in education media, 1974-75; Northeast Georgia Cooperative Educational Service Agency, Athens, resource specialist, 1975-80; University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, media production coordinator, 1980-81; New Albany Public Library, New Albany, IN, director, 1981-83; media specialist for public schools in New Albany, 1983-93, and Louisville, 1993-96; Spalding University, Louisville, assistant professor and chair, 1996-2003; Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL, associate professor and director of online program, 2003-06; Kentucky School for the Blind, Louisville, associate professor, 2007; Mansfield University, currently virtual associate professor. Fulbright lecturer in Bahrain, 1999-2000, and Oman, 2004; also guest speaker in Japan and Germany.


International Association of School Librarians, International Society for Technology in Education, U.S. Distance Learning Association, Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education, American Association of School Librarians, American Library Association, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Educators, Kentucky Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators, Kentucky Education Association, Kentucky Higher Education Computer Consortium, Kentucky School Media Association, Kentucky TeleLinking Network, Kentucky Distance Learning Association, Florida Association for Media Educators, Jefferson County School Media Association, Phi Kappa Phi.


Eleanor Simmons Memorial Award, 1998, for outstanding library service; Grawmeyer Metroversity Award, 1999, for teaching; Fulbright senior specialist award, 2006.


Reference Skills for the School Library Media Specialist: Tools and Tips, Linworth (Worthington, OH), 2000, 2nd edition, 2005.

Catalog It! Cataloging for the School Library Media Specialist, Linworth (Worthington, OH), 2001, 2nd edition, 2006.

Learning to Learn: A Guide to Becoming Information Literate, introduction by Michael Eisenberg, Neal-Schuman (New York, NY), 2002, 2nd edition, 2006.

(With Philip M. Turner) Helping Teachers Teach: A School Library Media Specialist's Role, 3rd edition, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2003.

How We Became Camels (memoir), PublishAmerica (Frederick, MD), 2004.

Information Literacy: What Does It Look Like in the School Library Media Center, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2004.

An Educator's Guide to Information Literacy: What Every High School Senior Needs to Know, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2007.

Author of videotapes, including Georgia Teacher Assessment, State of Georgia, and Teacher of Chinese Teachers, Hwa Nan College (Fuzhou, China); and multimedia publications, including Distance Education/Special Education Department, University of Louisville (Louisville, KY). Contributor to books, including Internet Sources on Each U.S. State, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2005, and Educators as Writers, Peter Lang Publishing (New York, NY), 2006. Contributor to journals, including School Library Journal, Syllabus Journal, Teacher Librarian, Indiana Media Journal, Trends Journal, Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literature, ED at a Distance, Educational Technology Review, School Librarian, Book Report, and Journal of Education for Library and Information Science.


Ann Marlow Riedling once told CA: "My primary motivations for writing are enjoyment of writing and sharing knowledge with others, being creative, and need of particular works in the field of school library media.

"What influences my work are my family, my work and field of expertise, and a desire to share knowledge.

"My writing process involves research, gathering information, building a table of contents (organization of thoughts), more research, writing of text, one chapter at a time, discussing with others, having coworkers review, working with editors and the publishing company (ongoing), and finalizing the work and the final edits.

"What inspired me to write on the subjects I have chosen are a desire to write and share knowledge, a need for these particular works in the field of school library media, and expertise in the areas."

Riedling later added: "International initiatives are of vital importance to me. My writing often reflects this, as I have had the opportunity to work in eleven different countries."



Riedling, Ann Marlow, How We Became Camels, PublishAmerica (Frederick, MD), 2004.

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