Jody K. Howard, Ph.D. has been an information professional for 30+ years with a variety of experiences in all types of information organizations. Dr. Howard began her career in education as a classroom teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in English. After three years at a junior high, she taught five years of English and history at an integrated high school.

She then finished a Master's in Education with an endorsement in school libraries at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master's in Library and Information Science at the University of Denver. Her experience as a school librarian includes working as an elementary, junior high, and high school librarian. She was also the district library director in a K-12 school district in a suburb outside of Denver, Colorado.

Jody has taught at the university levels in Colorado, New York, and Virginia. The subject areas included school libraries, research, information, and public, academic and special libraries. Dr. Howard was also the director of the ALA Accredited Library program at the Palmer School, Long Island University, Long Island, New York and worked with the faculty to progress through ALA accreditation. She was also the director of an NCATE approved school library program in a college of education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.

CISFLO under Jody's direction has completed various consulting projects at the state and local levels in Colorado, Minnesota, Maryland, and Delaware. She has published numerous articles in the library and information science area and her most recent book, The School Librarian as a Curriculum Leader will be released in March 2017.

Dr. Howard's areas of research include:

  • Leadership Theory and Management
  • Organizational Culture
  • Information Organization
  • Research
  • Action Research
  • Collection Development
  • Intellectual Freedom and Ethics
  • School Libraries

Additional information is available in Dr. Howard's Vita which can be downloaded here.