ELIZABETH K. GOLDFARB
Liz Goldfarb is a school librarian at Booker T. Washington Middle
School (MS 54) in Harlem. Liz was formerly a librarian and staff developer for
New Visions for Public Schools. She is married to David
Goldfarb. Their son Daniel is a a freelance
Booker T. Washington Middle School (MS 54): School Librarian (September
2001 - present)
Staten Island Children's Museum: consultant (2000-2001)
New Visions for Public Schools
formerly The New York City Fund for
Public Education, Inc.;
The Library Power Project-Staff Developer
Library Power was a public-private initiative of the DeWitt
Wallace-Readers Digest Fund which creates and revitalizes public school
libraries. As Staff Developer I work directly with 37 school librarians,
teachers and students on location in their schools. I also provide monthly
training for the 147 librarians in the city-wide program. I work directly with
two schools for the severely and profoundly handicapped and for deaf and
hearing impaired students as well as satellite schools serving special
populations, including language impaired and delayed students, autistic
students and mainstreamed special populations.
Adjunct Lecturer, The
College of Staten Island, School of Education, Graduate Department of
Special Education. EDP630: Special Education Practicum. January 1995-June 1998.
The Berkeley Carroll School
Curriculum Coordinator and Elementary School Librarian (1984-1990)
Librarian with increasing levels of responsibility including Children's
Librarian, Reference Librarian, and Supervising Branch Librarian.
- Master of Science in Education-Special Education,
College of Staten Island,
- Post Masters courses, Rutgers
University, School of Library and Information Sciences, 1987. Courses
included computerized services, database searching, storytelling, and
- Master of Arts-Library Science,
University of Wisconsin, Madison,
WI, August 1969.
- Bachelor of Arts, University
of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, June 1968. Major: Sociology, Minor: Education.
"Signing Shakespeare: Romeo Loves Juliet," Perspectives in education
and deafness, Vol. 13, No. 3. Jan-Feb.1995. [Describes the teaching
of Shakespeare to deaf and hearing impaired teens at JHS 47 in Manhattan.]
"Enhancing Language Arts for Special
Populations: Librarians & Classroom Teachers Collaborate," Language
Arts, Vol. 70, November 1993. [Describes activities with children from
severely and profoundly handicapped to mainstreamed special populations in New
York City public elementary schools.]
"Every Child Singing: A Holistic Approach to Music Instruction for the
Young Child," Crossroads, Vol. 1 No. 1 June 1989.
Appraisal, Science Books for Young People. Regular reviewer 1987 to the
Kirkus Reviews, 1985-present. Reviewed moer than 1,000
books for children and young adults.
BookWiz, the computerized annotated book selection guide for
teens (The Educational Testing Service, Princeton) Consultant for titles
The Grapevine: The Literary Magazine of the Residents of Hospitality
House, Community volunteer editor of bi-monthly magazine which
published stores, prose, poems and art created by children in a Tier 2 Homeless
Kidstuff, A Treasury of Early Childhood Enrichment
Materials. Contributing editor for the issues "Vegetable Jamboree"
(1987) and "Zoo Animals" (1987).
Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
- "Quilts for AIDS Babies, and Other Projects to Teach Social
Responsibility" Conference, Washington, DC, April 1995.
- "Research Express: Teaching Elementary School Students Research
Strategies." Conference, Washington, DC, April 1995.
- "Reaching Out to Special Populations with Library Power," Conference,
New Orleans, LA, March 1994.
- "Oral History Projects & Language Arts in Library Power Schools,"
Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 1994.
American Association of School Librarians
- "Yes We Can: Librarians Serving the Special Child," Seventh National
Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 1994.
- "Sing it, Say it, Act it out! Enhancing Oral Language Development,"
Conference, Baltimore, MD, October 1992.
New York Library Association-School Library Media Section
- "Rethinking the Elementary Library Media Program: What's in It for
Kids? What's in It for Teachers?" Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 1994
National Council of Teachers of English
- "Every Which Way To Learn," Conference, Richmond, VA, March 1993.
New York State Reading Association
- "Celebrating Story: Parent and child storytelling workshops to
enhance literacy," Conference, Kiamesha Lake, NY, November 1992.
- "Happily Ever After: Using Folk and Fairy Tales to Enhance Literacy,"
Conference, Kiamesha Lake, NY, November 1992.
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