2013 Midwest Spotlight Educator Linda J. Dougherty is a high school librarian and district library chair in the Northwest R-I School District, and is surprised by her reputation as a social media maven and tech toy geek. Linda belongs to the ISTE’s Special Interest Group Media Specialists, SIGMS, where she has built her PLN by presenting at the 21st Century Digital SIGMS Playgrounds. She is a member of ALA, AASL, ASCD, MASL, MSTA, is a DEN Star, and a Google Apps for Education District Administrator. Linda blogs and tweets with the Geek Tribe, aka, TL Virtual Café librarians. Follow her on Twitter at @ldougherty.
Linda is one of nine educators chosen as spotlight speaker at the Midwest Education Technology Conference. This special designation honors leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students and teachers. METC, a program of Cooperating School Districts, celebrates 30 years in 2013.