Library Ties

“Tie”ing together my thoughts on school library media programs, technology, and education

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About Carl A. Harvey II

My day job is the school librarian at North Elementary School in Noblesville, Indiana.  I serve as co-chair of the School Improvement Committee and chair of the Media/Tech Advisory Committee.  I’ve been active in the Association for Indiana Media Educators (AIME) having served in various roles including President, Conference Chair, Young Hoosier Book Award General Chair, and Survivor Workshop Chair.  For the Indiana Library Federation (ILF), I have been President, Conference Chair, and member of the Strategic Planning Committee.  For American Association of School Librarians (AASL),  I have served as chair of the Affiliate Assembly, co-chair for the 2007 National Conference in Reno, NV, and currently as the 2011-2012 President.  I also have served as a member of the Library Media Standards Committee of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.  I have published articles in various professional library journals including Library Media Connection, School Library Media Activities Monthly, Knowledge Quest, Teacher-Librarian, and School Library Journal. I’ve written three books — The Library Media Specialist in the Writing Process (co-authored with Marge Cox and Susan Page) (2007), No School Library Left Behind: Leadership, School Improvement, and the Media Specialist (2008), and The 21st Century Elementary Library Media Program (2010) published by Linworth Publishing.  I’ve presented at numerous state and national conferences.  Some of my awards include Outstanding New Library Media Specialist (1999), Outstanding Media Specialist (2007) and the Peggy L. Pfeiffer Service Award (2007) from AIME.  The library media program at North Elementary School has also been recognized with the Blue Ribbon for Exemplary School Media Programs in Indiana (2005) and the National School Library Media Program of the Year Award (2007).   I also consults part time for C.L.A.S.S. (Connected Learning Assures Successful Students) based in Indianapolis.  For more information, check out my website at:  In my free time, I enjoy playing with my nieces and nephew. The blog title comes from my uncontrollable habit of collecting neckties. I have over 325 different ties that have colors, creatures, and anything else all over them. I always seem to find new ones every place I go!