Nancy Everhart profile picture CCI FSU Tallahassee FL

Nancy Everhart, Ph.D.

Professor

Office:
LSB 252

Nancy Everhart is a professor and  international scholar and consultant.  She served as President of the American Association of School Librarians in 2010-2011.

Education

  • B.S.—Kutztown University
  • M. Ed.—University of Central Florida
  • Ph.D.—Florida State University

Research Interests

Impact of Technology on the Leadership Role of the School Librarian; Evaluation of School Media Library Centers; Persons with Autism in Libraries

Teaching Interests

Information Literacy, Multimedia Production

Publications & Research

  • Everhart, N. (2017). A concerns-based adoption model (CBAM) assessment of the readiness for school librarianship education in Germany. Buch und Bibliothek 68 (1) 56-59.
  • Everhart, N. (2017). Professional growth through international associations, pp. in School Librarianship: Past, Present, and Future. Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield.
  • Everhart, N. and Johnston, M.P. (2016). A proposed theory of school librarian leadership: A meta-ethnographic approach. School Library Research 19. Available: http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr/volume19/everhart- johnston>
  • Anderson, A.M. and Everhart, N. (2015). Project PALS: Ensuring success in libraries for patrons with autism. Teacher Librarian 43 (2) 24-25.
  • Mardis, M. A., & Everhart, N. (2015). The promise and challenge of digital textbooks for K-12 schools: The case of Florida's statewide adoption. pp. 320-374 in Eric Bruillard, Mike Horley, & Jesús Rodríguez (Eds.), Digital Textbooks in Schools Today. What's New? IARTEM/University of Santiago de Compostela.
  • Kang, J.H. and Everhart, N. (2014). Culture and context in the mandated implementation of digital textbooks in Florida and South Korea. School Libraries Worldwide 20 (2) 28-37.
  • Kang, J.H. and Everhart, N. (2014). Digital textbooks: School librarians' stages of concerns in initial implementation. Information Research 19 (2) Available: http://www.informationr.net/ir/19-2/paper625.html#.VBxZI-d_wnc
  • Mardis, M. and Everhart, N. (2014). Stakeholders as reearchers: A multiple case study of using cooperative inquiry to develop and document the formative leadership experiences of new school library professionals. Library and Information Science Research 36 (1) 3–15.
  • Everhart, N., and Mardis, M. (2014). What do stakeholders know about school library programs? Results of a focus group evaluation. School Library Media Research 17 Available: http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr/volume17/everhart-mardis
  • Mardis, M.A. & Everhart, N. (2013). School-based technology integration and school librarian leadership, pp.123-134 in School Libraries Matter: Views from the Research. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.
  • Mardis, M.A. & Everhart, N. (2012). From paper to pixel: The promises and challenges of digital textbooks for K-12 schools, pp. 93-118 in Orey, M., Jones, S.A., & Maribe Branch, R. (Eds.), Educational Media and Technology Yearbook 2012. New York: Springer.
  • Everhart, N. & Mardis, M.A. (2010). In the district or on the desktop: The school librarians’ leadership role in school networking, pp. 173-186 in Orey, M.K., Jones, S.A., & Maribe Branch, R. Educational Media and Technology Yearbook 2011. New York: Springer.

Grants & Awards

Honors and Awards
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Research Stay for Senior Academics and Scientists (2016)
  • Exceptional Accomplishments Award – Florida State University, Office of Faculty Recognition (2015)
  • School Librarianship Award. International Association of School Librarianship for contribution to the national development of school libraries and services the U.S. and internationally. (2012)
  • Leadership Certificate Award. Florida State University Quality Enhancement Plan: LEAD. (2006)
  • Takeshi Murofushi Research Award, International Association of School Librarianship. (2005)
  • Judy Pitts Research Mentor Award, Indiana University School of Library and Information Science and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (2002)
  • Professional Development Award, Pennsylvania School Librarians’ Association (1993)
  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Association For Library and Information Science Education (1991)
  • HEA Title II-B Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education (1989)
  • Madge Hutcherson Fellowship, Florida State University, School of Library and Information Science (1988)
  • Microcomputer in the Media Center Award, American Association of School Librarians (1988)
  • First Place, Apple Merit Competition, Apple Computer Corp. (1987)
  • Outstanding Library Media Center Program, United States Department of Education (1987)
Grants
  • Everhart, N. & Woods, J. Project A+. Funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, (2016-2018). Total award $382,650.
  • Everhart, N. & Woods, J. Panhandle Area Library Services. Funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, (2013-2016). Total award $581,945.
  • Everhart, N. Panhandle Area Library Services. Funded by Council for Research Creativity, Florida State University, (2012-2013). Total award $14,000.
  • Everhart, N. & Mardis, M. Pennsylvania Impact Study. Funded by The Institute for Museum and Library Services (2011-2012). Subcontract award: $15,000.
  • Mardis, M. and Everhart, N. I-CPALMS. Funded by The National Science Foundation (2010-2012). Total award $2.5 million.
  • Everhart, N. & Mardis, M. Teaching with Primary Sources Program Evaluation. Funded by The Library of Congress (2011-2012). Subcontract award: $10,000.
  • Everhart, N. Leadership in Action: School Library Media Specialists for the 21st Century, Leaders Educated to Make a Difference. Funded by The Institute for Museum and Library Services (2008-2011). Total award $754,755.
  • Everhart, N. 1-2-3 LEAD: School Library Media Specialists Educated to Make a Difference. Funded by The Institute for Museum and Library Services. (2006-2009). Total award $943,052.
  • Dresang, E.T. (PI). Co-investigators: Everhart, N. & Spector, M., I-CELTIC: Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of School Libraries in Education Funded by Florida State University CRC IDS. (2005-2006). Total award $25,000.
  • Everhart, N. Project LEAD: School Library Media Specialists Educated to Make a Difference. Funded by The Institute for Museum and Library Services. (2005-2006). Total award $159,926.
  • Everhart, N. Takeshi Murofushi Research Award. Funded by the International Association of School Librarianship. (2005). Total award $500.
  • Signer, B. (PI). Co-investigators: Everhart, N., Maschlack, M.A., & Saldana, B., Web-Based Professional Development for Catholic School Teachers. Funded by the New York City Board of Education. (2003-2006). Total award $400,000.
  • Signer, B. (PI). Co-investigators: Everhart, N., Maschlack, M.A., & Saldana, B., Web-Based Professional Development for Catholic School Teachers. Funded by the New York City Board of Education. (1999-2002). Total award $200,000.
  •  Everhart, N., Research Grant. Funded by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative and Library Agencies, American Library Association. (1998). Total award $1000.