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Deborah P.
Former Associate Professor of Library Media
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About Deborah

About Deborah
Deborah Parrott holds over 25 years of experience in libraries at the K-12 level as well as at the university level as an Associate Professor.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I began my teaching career in 1990 as a fifth grade teacher and librarian. I have been a Media Specialist for elementary, middle, high schools as well as taught library media at East Tennessee State University.
Education
University of Alabama
Library Science
Master's Degree
1990 - 1995
University of North Alabama
Elementary Education
Master's Degree
1988 - 1990
University of North Alabama
Accounting
Bachelor's Degree
1981 - 1985

Work Experience

Work Experience
Limestone County Schools (Piney Chapel), Media Specialist
2017 - 2020
I provide information skills instruction for an elementary school. I supply students with database searching competencies, digital citizenship instruction and reference services. Also, I manage all aspects of the media center.
East Tennessee State University, Associate Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
2010 - 2017
I provided online instruction to candidates for the Master of Educational Media and Educational Technology for over 300 students in seven years. I taught Reference Services and Sources which included the creation of LibGuides and other content management systems. I was responsible for the direction of the Library Media Concentration as well.
Washington County Schools (Jonesborough Middle School), Media Specialist
2007 - 2009
I provided library media instruction to middle schools students and I was responsible for all aspects of operation and management of the library.
Talking Books Library (Lee County Library Systems), Manager, Librarian
2005 - 2006
I managed the Talking Books Library in Fort Myers, Florida. This library serves visually impaired and physically disabled individuals. I provided instruction on the use of assistive devices as well as user services for materials.
Tuscumbia City Schools, Librarian
1990 - 2004
I began as half-time fifth grade teacher and half-time librarian. During my tenure, I provided reference services for intermediate and high school levels as well as managed the libraries.

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