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July 15 2A: RIMSBA 2022

Diane Lebrun


Diane Lebrun is a middle school library media specialist in Burrillville.  She has worked on numerous state committees during her career, being selected as Burrillville’s Teacher of the Year twice.  She is a NBCT and loves working at all grade levels.  Serving on RIMSBA gives her the opportunity to match books to readers and challenges her to stay excited about the profession.

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Melanie Roy presenter

Melanie Roy is a lifelong educator with 17 years of classroom teaching experience and 8 years as a school library media specialist. She has National Board Certification and was the 2019 Rhode Island School Librarian of the Year. You can find her on Twitter @mrsmelanieroy or @BMSLibraryRI, and through her weekly book recommendation blog

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Mimi Silk presenter


Mimi Silk has taught 7th grade Humanities at Paul Cuffee Middle School in Providence, RI, for 8 years. She noticed a reading boom in her students when she shifted the focus of her class to independent reading. She has grown her classroom library exponentially with help from a Book Love Foundation grant and local used bookstores. She is the Chair of the Rhode Island Middle School Book Award Committee for the 21-22 school year.

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