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Dr. Joyce Valenza

Rutgers University
Assistant Professor
Rydal, PA 19046
Joyce Valenza has been studying and writing about young people, technology and information fluency for more than twenty years. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University’s Master of Information program. For ten years, Joyce wrote the techlife@school column for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Joyce has authored books on information skills for ALA Editions and Information Today and developed several video series for Schlessinger Media. Joyce currently writes the award- winning NeverendingSearch Blog for School Library Journal and also writes VOYA’s Technology Tag Team column. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of North Texas in 2007. Joyce is a Milken Educator, a Google Certified Teacher, and a Library of Congress American Memory Fellow. She was selected as one of Technology and Learning’s 100@30, was honored with the 2011 Edublogs Award for Lifetime Achievement and presented a TEDxPhillyEd talk at Wharton University. She is active in ISTE, ALA, AASL and YALSA, and speaks internationally about issues relating to the thoughtful use of educational technology. Joyce considers herself a mother and founder of the TL Geek tribe, #tlchat, and TLCafe and GlobalTL