Buffy J. Hamilton is the founding librarian of “The Unquiet Library” at Creekview High School in Canton, Georgia. Hamilton, who earned her M.Ed. in English Education (2003) and Ed.S. in Instructional Technology and School Library Media (2005) at the University of Georgia in 2005, taught high school English courses and served as an educational technology specialist for the Cherokee County School District before deciding she wanted to be a librarian when she grew up. She is passionate about creating library experiences for her students that will encourage them to be lifelong learners; she collaborates extensively with the teachers and students in her school to create learning experiences to foster students’ information fluency and digital citizenship skills, the cultural capital students need to fully participate in today’s society. Buffy is one of Tech and Learning's 30 EdTech Leaders of the Future (2010), Georgia (GLMA and GAIT) School Library Media Specialist of the Year 2010, and one of the National School Boards Association's "20 to Watch" educators for 2010; her media program at Creekview HS was also named one of two exemplary high school programs for the state of Georgia in 2010. Her Media 21 program is also an ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) 2011 Cutting Edge Service Award winner. Buffy is also a 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and recognized for her work as a change agent.
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