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Amanda Izard

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Amanda Izard
Paramount Terrace Elementary
3906 Cougar Drive
Amarillo, TX 79109
(806) 326-4950

Glenwood Elementary
2407 S. Houston
Amarillo, TX 79103
(806) 326-4460
I am a graduate of The University of Alabama (MLIS 2013) and The University of Southern Mississippi (BA 2010, Library and Information Science).Since 2010, I have been a member of ALA, YALSA, TLA (Texas Library Association), the Amarillo Public Library Strategic Planning Committee, the TLA-District 2 New Members Committee, and served as Chair and Chair-Elect for TLA-District 2.

During my time at the Amarillo Public Library as Assistant Youth Services Coordinator (2012-2017) and APL's first Early Literacy Librarian, I served as advisor to the Amarillo Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group, Amarillo Anime Club, founded the APL Book Cart Drill Team, and was the event coordinator for AMA-Con (a comic and sci-fi convention).

Some of my greatest thrills since becoming a librarian have been discussing books over sushi with former Power Ranger/anime voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch, sharing an Abiyoyo! moment with Levar Burton, and "babysitting" Voice Actor Steve Blum! I am currently researching ways to integrate video gaming technology (Virtual Reality, Environmental Projection, etc.) into existing library services.

I met my husband (Caleb) when we both worked at APL and now we both work for AISD. We have a daughter (Haleigh), a son (Finn), and two dogs - Bear and Espen. I enjoy road trips, Alabama football, video games, tea (sweet/iced/hot/bubble), and exploring new technology.

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