TCEA 2023 Speakers

K.C. Boyd

Librarian

K.C. Boyd is currently a school librarian with the District of Columbia Public Schools System. She has previously worked as the lead librarian for the East St. Louis School District #189 in East St. Louis, IL., as an area library coordinator for Chicago Public Schools, and as a district coordinator for the Mayor Daley Book Club for Middle School Students. Boyd is a second-generation educator with master’s degrees in library information science, media communications, and education leadership. She is currently the national 2022 School Library Journal “Librarian of the Year.”

Boyd currently serves on the executive boards for the District of Columbia Library Association and Washington Teachers Union. She is an active committee member for the American Library Association Chapter Council representing Washington D.C. and Every Library Institute/Advisory Board. Boyd is also a member of the District of Columbia Public Schools Library Corps and serves on the AASL School Library Event Promotion Committee. She is currently a national ambassador representing the Washington D.C. area for Checkology Virtual Classroom and The News Literacy Project.

A staunch advocate for school libraries, she is widely known and respected for her work educating parents, teachers, and district officials on promoting leisure reading for children and teens. Additionally, she is a sought-after and popular keynote speaker and conference presenter at the local, state, and national levels. It is Boyd’s belief that all children, despite economic circumstances, have the right to read and should have access to books that reflect themselves and encourage inquiry. Boyd can be reached through her website: http://www.kcboyd.com/.

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