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David V. Loertscher is a Professor at San Jose State University, School of Library and Information Science.

Dr. Loertscher has degrees from the University of Utah, the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University. He has been a school library media specialist in Nevada and Idaho at both elementary and secondary school levels. He has previously taught at Purdue University, The University of Arkansas, and The University of Oklahoma. He served as head of the editorial department at Libraries Unlimited for ten years and is the owner of Hi Willow Research & Publishing (distributed by LMC Source at www.lmcsource.com). David Loertsher is also a former president of the American Association of School Librarians.

Faculty Website at San Jose State University:
http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/people/faculty/loertscherd/loertscherd.php

Personal Website: http://www.davidvl.org/

Blogsite: School Libraries: Book Reviews, Research, Issues http://davidloertscher.wordpress.com/

Articles, Documents & Presentations:
Loertsher, David V. & Woolls, Blanche. The Information Literacy Movement of the School Library Media Field: A Preliminary Summary of the Research.

Selected Books:
Loertsher, David and Wimberley, Laura H. (2009). Collection Development Using the Collection Mapping Technique: A Guide for Librarians. San Jose, CA: Hi Willow Research and Publishing.

Loertscher, David V.; Koechlin, Carol, and Zwaan, Sandi (2008). The New Learning Commons: Where Learners Win. Hi Willow Research & Publications.

Loertsher, David V. and Woolls, Blanche (2005). The Whole School Library Handbook. American Library Association.

Loertsher, David,Koechlin, & Zwaan, Sand( 2008). The New Learning Commons: Where Learners Win. Hi Willow Research & Publishing.

Loertscher, David & Champlin, Connie (2003). Indiana Learns: Increasing Indiana Student Academic Achievement Through School Library Media and Technology Programs. San Jose, CA: Hi Willow Research and Publishing.

Loertscher, David V. & Achterman, Douglas (2003). Increasing Academic Achievement through the Library Media Center: A Guide for Teachers. San Jose, CA: Hi Willow Research and Publishing.


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