Instructors & Advisors

Core Team

Project Lead and Core Instructor
Kathy Zappitello
Conneaut Public Library
Conneaut, OH, USA

Project Advisor and ARSL Past President
Jennie Garner
North Liberty Library
North Liberty, IA, USA

ARSL Executive Director

Kate Laughlin
ARSL Office
Seattle, Washington

ARSL Assistant Director
Megan Fontaine
ARSL Office
Seattle, Washington


Kawanna Bright, PHD
Assistant Professor
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC, USA


Anthony S. Chow, PhD
Director and Professor,
School of Information
San José State University
San José, CA, USA

Chance Hunt
Associate Teaching Professor
iSchool - University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA

Janine Miller
Coordinator of Training
& Development
Arkansas State Library
Arkansas, USA

Jennifer Peterson
Community Manager,
OCLC & WebJunction
Seattle, WA, USA

Lisa Shaw
Small/Rural Libraries &
Workforce Development Specialist
Division of Library Development
Maine State Library
Augusta, ME, USA

Mary Hirsh
Deputy Director
Public Library Association
Chicago, IL, USA

Meredeth Fletcher
Communications Assistant
Community Library
Ohio, USA

Shamichael Hallman
Director of Civic Health &
Economic Opportunity
Urban Libraries Council