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Gail Bush

Gail Bush, American librarian, educator, writer. Certified library media, Illinois. Named School Library of the Year North Suburban Library. Systems, 1999, Distinguished Alumnus, UIUC GSLIS, 2008; named among Top 100 School Librarians in Whole School Library. Catalog, 2005; Recipient ISLMA Polestar award, 2007; Shoah Visual History Foundation fellow, 2001-2002.

Background

  • Bush, Gail was born on May 2, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of George William and Norma T. Fish.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Anthropology (magna cum laude), University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1973. Master of Library Science, University Illinois, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology, Loyola University, Chicago, 2001.

    Career

    • Head library National College Education (now National-Louis University), Chicago, 1977—1979. Manager corporation library Heidrick & Struggles, 1979—1982. Instructor graduate research, reference library National College Education, Wilmette, 1982—1992.

      Curriculum library Maine Township High School West, Des Plaines, 1992—2002. Director school library media program Dominican University, River Forest, 2002—2006, associate professor, 2002—2006. Professor, director school library program Center Teaching Through Children's Books National-Louis University, Skokie, since 2006.

      Advisory committee Illinois State Library., since 2003. Editions advisory board, American Library Association Editions, since 2002, Teacher Library. Advisory Board, since 2002, SLMR, since 2009.

      Goals 2000 consultant Loyola University Chicago, 1997-1900, lecturer, since 1998. Member advisory board MindU., since 1998, Knowledge Quest, since 2003. Speaker in field, president,Illinois Library.

      Association, since 2009.

    Major achievements

    • Certified library media, Illinois.

    Works

    • Author: The School Buddy System: the Practice of Collaboration, 2003, Every Student Reads: Collaboration and Reading to Learn, since 2005, School Libraries in Action, 2009. Co-author: (with Jami Jones)Takes Out of the School Library Developing Professional Dispositions, 2010. Member editorial board American Association School Libraries, since 1997.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American Library Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Association School Libraries (National School Library. Media Program of Year 1996), International Reading Association, American Educational Research Association, Freedom to Read Foundation, International Federal library Association, Beta Phi Mu, Phi Delta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Robert K. Bush, September 7, 1978. Children: Matthew Thomas, Claire Anne.
    • father: George William
    • mother: Norma T. Fish
    • spouse: Robert K. Bush
    • children: Matthew Thomas Bush
    • Claire Anne Bush
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    Born March 2, 1952
    (age 64)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      University Illinois
    • 1977
      University Illinois
    • 2001
      Loyola University
    • 1977 - 1979
      Head, library National College Education (now National-Louis University)
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1979 - 1982
      manager, corporation library Heidrick & Struggles
    • 1982 - 1992
      instructor, graduate research
      Wilmette, Illinois, United States
    • 1992 - 2002
      curriculum library Maine Township High School West
      Des Plaines, Illinois, United States
    • 2002 - 2006
      director, school library media program Dominican University
      River Forest, Illinois, United States
    • 2006
      professor, school library program Center Teaching Through Children's Books National-Louis University
      Skokie, Illinois, United States
    • 2006
      director, school library program Center Teaching Through Children's Books National-Louis University
      Skokie, Illinois, United States
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