Publications

contributing author
Abilock, Debbie, Kristin Fontichiaro, and Violet H. Harada, eds. Growing Schools: Librarians as Professional Developers. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited, 2012. Print.

Ballard, Susan, and Kristin Fontichiaro. “More than Shushing and Shelving: School Librarians Are Important Allies in Helping Students Become Scholars and Problem Solvers.” Principal Leadership 11, no. 4 (December 2010): 50-54.

Barrack, Lauren. “"With Ebooks, Students Come First.” The Digital Shift (December 19, 2011). Library Journal|School Library Journal (accessed March 15, 20112).


Boscoe, James, and Ariadna Mahon-Santos. “Web 2.0 as a Force for School Transformation: A Tale of Six Districts.” CoSN Compendium 2010 8, no. 2 (Summer 2010). Consortium of School Networking (accessed January 5, 2011).

Digital Content in the Classroom.” Blueprint Solutions (2010), Intel Corporation www.k12blueprint.com (accessed January 5, 2011).

Gordon, Maggie. "New Canaan Librarian Draws Attention to Schools' Web Filters" Stamford Advocate July 30, 2011 (accessed September 30, 2011).

Hu, Winnie. "A Call for Opening Up Web Access at Schools." New York Times September 29, 2011 (accessed October1, 2011).

Ishizuka, Kathy. "Librarian Cites ‘Concerning’ Trends in Digital Collection Development." Digital Shift: LIBRARY JOURNAL/School Library Journal on Libraries and New Media February 26, 2013 (accessed March 15, 2013).

Jacobsen, Melissa. “ALA Announces School Library Programs of the Year.” American Library Association, 4 May 2010 (accessed January 5, 2011).

Jha, Paresh. "New Canaan Schools Second in the Nation According for Forbes and GreatSchools." New Canaan News (New Canaan, CT), May 6, 2011: A1.

Jha, Paresh. "NCHS Library Media Center Celebrates National Award." New Canaan News (New Canaan, CT), March 10, 2011: A1.

Koechlin, Carol, David Loertscher, and Michelle Luhtala. "Knowledge Building in the LearningCommons." Teacher Librarian 38, no.3 (February 2011): 20-26.

Luhtala, Michelle, and Dan Ambrosio. "Teacher Librarian Tips." American Libraries. (February 12, 2013) (Accessed February 18, 2013).

Luhtala, Michelle, and Deb Svec. "Tale of Two Students." American Libraries. (August 08, 2012) (Accessed February 18, 2013).

Luhtala, Michelle, Christina Russo, and Donna Sapienza."Healthy Collaboration is Good for All: Coteaching Team at New Canaan High School Helps Students Track Personal Wellness Knowledge Quest 40:no.4 (March/April, 2012): 58(3).

Luhtala, Michelle, Judi Moreillon, and Christina T. Russo. "Learning that Sticks: Engaged Educators + Engaged LearnersSchool Library Monthly 28:no.1 (September-October, 2011): 17(3).

Luhtala, Michelle. "Banned Sites Week interview by Larry Jacobs, June 3, Education Talk Radio, (accessed February 1, 2011).

Luhtala, Michelle. "Best of the Best School Library Programs - 2010." Teacher Librarian 38, no. 4 (April 2011): 71-73.

Luhtala, Michelle. "Emerging Technology for 21st Century Learning, interview by Larry Jacobs, November 23, 2010, Education Talk Radio (accessed February 1, 2011).

Luhtala, Michelle. "Emerging Technology for 21st Century Learning," interview by Larry Jacobs, January 20, 2011, Education Talk Radio (accessed February 1, 2011

Luhtala, Michelle. "Five Key Roles for 21st-Century School Librarians." eSchool News. (August 2 2012) (Accessed August 2, 2012).

Luhtala, Michelle. "Hybrary: Blended Learning Builds P21 Skills." The Scanner 2, no. 2. (March 2011): pg. 12-15.

Luhtala, Michelle. "Innovate and ShineMedia Spectrum, Summer 2011. Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME). Web. (accessed August 4, 2011).

Luhtala, Michelle. "Rocking Your Library World: Strategies for Success in a Tough Economy." Knowledge Quest 40, no. 3. (January/February 2012): pg. 14-19.

Luhtala, Michelle. "Role of Librarian as Core Culture Builder, interview by Tom Lapping, March 6, 2012, CoSN on Eduvision (accessed August 6, 2012).

Luhtala, Michelle. "Tired of the Same of Professional Development? Try edCamps! eSchool News. (August 31, 2012) (Accessed September 17, 2012).

Mason, Melvin. "New Canaan Librarians Relish Role as Detectives." The Daily New Canaan (New Canaan, CT), May 9, 2011 (Accessed May 9, 20110).

Patt, Mary Johnson. "Librarians Who Lead." District Administration, March 2011.

Nielsen, Lisa. "10 Ways Facebook Strengthens the Student." 23 Feb. 2011, Tech & Learning (Accessed 11 April 2011).

Schmelkin, Carrie. “NCHS Library Program Receives Top National Award.” New Canaan Advertiser (New Canaan, CT), May 6, 2010.

———. “Public Schools Remain Tops.” New Canaan Advertiser (New Canaan, CT), June 24, 2010.

Sorcher, Danielle. "A Student's Take on School Libraries." School Library Monthly 27, no.3 (December 2010): pg. 45-48.

Smollin, Melanie. "Education: The 21st-Century School Censors Showdown." TakePart.com September 2, 2011 (accessed September 119, 2011).

“Top education towns 2011: Median home prices $800,000 or more - New Canaan, CT.” GreatSchools, Inc. April 26, 2011 (accessed April 30, 2011).

Toppo, Greg. “Web Restrictions Draw Ire For Some Educators.” USA TODAY 25 July, 2011 (accessed September 19, 2011).

Walker, Tim. “Friend or Foe? Schools Still Struggling With Social Media.” NEAToday 25 April, 2012 (accessed August 22, 2012).

Weiss, Laura. “CT High School Library Wins ALA Cutting-Edge Tech Award.” School Library Journal Online 26 January, 2012 (accessed August 5, 2012).