Vickie Thomas is the library media specialist at Anderson High School, an urban high school of over 1500 students in Anderson, IN. She has thirty-four years experience in middle and high school library media. Since coming to Anderson High School in 1994, she has served on school improvement and technology committees; participated on the Professional Development School Site Council; designed and implemented professional development opportunities for faculty; and started student and faculty book discussion groups. During her 22 years in the middle school, she focused on building a community of readers and creating district-wide reading plan teams and motivational programs.

Four years ago Vickie designed a Professional Development School initiative for Ball State pre-service teachers on teacher/librarian collaborations and integrating Information literacy and technology. She has written many grants for reading, information literacy, and technology programs. In 2002 she was selected as the High School Teacher of the Year by the Anderson Community Schools Foundation.

She has presented at local, state, and national conferences and has facilitated workshops for the Indiana Department of Education. She has been active in AIME for over 25 years, most recently working with AIME and the Office of Learning Resources staff on the information literacy correlations documents. 

Vickie has an interest or expertise in the following areas:

Vickie has co-authored a book on reading motivation for upper elementary through tenth grade: Fiction, Food and Fun; the Original Recipe for the READ ‘n’ FEED Program.

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