About Naomi

meI am a life-long educator from Texas who has taught English I-IV and speech communications.  My biggest ambition in life was fulfilled when I became a teacher-librarian and it continues to be my passion.

What I personally love:  my family; sushi; Pepper the maltipoo; reading; sudoku; cooking; Pinterest projects (whether I fail miserably or not)

What I’m professionally passionate about:  libraries and librarians; young adult books; educational technology; the future of education and libraries; networking and sharing; teaching and continuing to learn

I’m a member of:  Texas Library Association including TASL and YART; Texas Computer Educators’ Association

Currently I…: work for Follett School Solutions and also adjunct instruct grad students at Texas Women’s University in their master’s program

My Presentations: I’ve presented throughout the state, country and nations for school and public librarians.  You can find most of my presentations online

You can follow me online: Twitter @yabooksandmore and archived blog, YA Books and More

You can contact me via email: naomi.bates@gmail.com