My name is Shelly Ryan-Schrader and I am the new Librarian at Weems Elementary School. I have a Master’s of Science degree from Longwood University in Library and Information Studies and this is my fifth year working in a school library. My goals this year are to ensure that students are effective users of ideas and information, to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. I look forward to having an exciting library program that will include the Virginia Readers’ Choice program, book fairs, author visits, PBL projects and more. While not working in the library, I enjoy family time with my husband Ernest and son Christopher. I enjoy reading, watching the Washington Redskin football games, running, traveling (I love the beach!), and walking our two Yorkshire terriers. I am very excited to be here and look forward to a fabulous school year!