What Our Alumni Say

“Longwood had the program for me. The professors are superior and nationally known in the SLIB field. They came to us which was fantastic for working professionals. They fully prepared students with what they needed to become the best School Librarians!”

Matthew Kerns M.Ed.’19

“I chose the School Librarianship program at Longwood because the program offered the best of both worlds in a hybrid model. I was able to work on assignments and submit online during pockets of time I had while being a full-time teacher and single parent, while still having the support of in-person learning through a cohort of peers and highly skilled professors. Utilizing both in-person and online learning appealed to my learning style and worked perfectly for my schedule.”

Jennifer Vaughn M.Ed.’17
Librarian, Frederick County Public Schools

“I chose Longwood for two reasons. First, the program was perfectly tailored to teachers working full-time. The classes were on one Saturday per month and the professors traveled to Fairfax County which made it convenient. Several classes were online and asynchronous. Second, Longwood has an excellent reputation for its School Librarian program. I stayed with the program because of its inspiring and supportive professors: Audrey Church; Karla Collins,; and Frances Reeve (now retired).”

Maura Madigan (Endorsement 2015)

“As a student in the School Librarianship program at Longwood University, you become part of a family. Small class sizes and professors that are easily accessible allow you to form lasting relationships with colleagues as you learn and grow together. The skills, experiences and relationships I have gained allow me to network and expand my knowledge-base with fellow librarians and their diverse viewpoints. The greatest impact is on my students with an emphasis on global learning and 21st century literacy skills that helps to encourage them to be life-long lovers of reading. The influence of my Longwood education on my teaching, students, and school community will be felt far beyond my time spent on campus.”

Jennifer Bennett Nelson ’19
Librarian, Crewe Primary School

"From the day I graduated from Longwood’s Librarianship program, I felt ready and prepared to take on the responsibilities of a high school librarian.  I have two other certifications and a Master’s Degree from other institutions – one as a reading specialist and one as a special educator. Longwood’s classes and professors prepared me far better than any other institution for the responsibilities expected from both of these positions. The courses and assignments are relevant to current topics in the field and the instructors are knowledgeable in their practice and always available for guidance, even after you graduate.”

Tonya Dagstani, M.S. ’15
Librarian, Loudoun County High School