Tiffeni Fontno

Tiffeni Fontno

Tiffeni Fontno

Tiffany’s CV

Institution: Boston College
Your Job Title: Education Librarian
Library type: Academic Library
Officer Seats: None
Board Seat Category: General
Please list all BCALA involvement:

  • Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Member
  • BCALA Services to Children & Families of African Descent Committee, Executive Board, 2003-2004
  • Recruitment & Professional Development Committee,  Chair, 2002-2004
  • Membership Chair, 2002-2003

Professional Activities & Extra-Curricular: (Volunteer, offices held, honors/awards, publications, etc.):

  • ALA Member
  • ALSC Notable Children’s Book Committee
  • ACRL Member
  • EBSS & RUSA Members
  • School Library Journal Reviewer
  • Library Journal Reviewer
  • Choice Reviewer

Accomplishments/Awards & Honors: 2016-2017

  • YE Smith Teacher of the Year
  • 2016-2017, Semi-Finalist Durham Public School, Teacher of the Year

What skills/experiences make you a good candidate to be an officer of BCALA?:

I have a background in non-profit management and creating and implementing short and long term goals of an organization.

I am passionate about networking and collaborating to progress mission and vision of Black Librarians and Librarians of Color.

I’m re-entering the profession, after being a urban classroom teacher for 7 years, re-energized to promote and serve the agenda of Black Librarians and our Black Communities.

Name 3 specific things you see that need to be done to strengthen the Black Caucus?:

  • Establish itself as an authoritative information resource within the Black community.
  • Increase social interactions among Black Librarians.
  • Increase in Black social justice movements through information literacy.