Carolyn Vibbert

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Carolyn Vibbert is a practicing school librarian in Northern Virginia with over 20 years of experience as an educator. She also has previous experience as a librarian in North Carolina and as a classroom teacher of fourth-grade students. Vibbert holds National Board Certification in K-12 Library Media.

Carolyn is a past president of the Virginia Association of School Librarians. She has served on several committees of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and presented at conferences from small hyper-local to international events. Her wide range of professional interests almost always comes back to creating a welcoming and engaging library space and program for elementary students. After succeeding as a first-year librarian many years ago because of a strong network of support, Carolyn is quick to reach out to new librarians offering support for any needs.

Adjunct Professor

School Library Endorsement Program

  • MLS, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
  • MAE, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
  • BS, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

Librarians are natural connectors. Every student deserves the connections a good librarian brings to a school. Building relationships enables students to feel seen in the world and enhances the work librarians do in connecting readers and learners to the world. As a practicing librarian, I work to help new librarians build the connections needed to be supported professionally. Professional networks strengthen our practices as librarians ultimately grow student learners.

  • Students Rebuild: Global Art-ivism Projects Sharjah International Library Conference, 2023, Sharjah, UAE. Virginia Association of School Librarians Conference, 2023, Chantilly, Virginia
  • From STEM to Storytelling, Versatile Unit Plans for Elementary Libraries American Association of School Librarians Conference, 2023, Tampa Bay
  • Tabletop Gaming for Kids and Families: Using Games to Foster Language and Social Emotional Development American Library Association Conference, 2023, Chicago
  • Game On for Learners American Association for School Librarians Conference, 2021, Salt Lake City

Recent Articles

“School Librarians and the Intellectual Freedom Manual.” Knowledge Quest. September-October 2020.

“Grant Writing Essentials.” School Library Connection. November 2018.

“Growing Reading Culture: A How-to Guide.” School Library Connection. November 2017.

  • American Library Association 
  • American Association of School Librarians
  • Association of Library Services for Children
  • Virginia Association of School Librarians
  • Oregon Association of School Librarians
  • Washington Library Association