Info Counts, L.L.C.
The purpose of InfoCounts is to develop high quality, effective training and education for school library professionals in order to improve their work in the changing environment of education K-12.
Hiring this corporation guarantees expertise, excellence, accuracy and relevance. Customized and individualized sessions will be developed according to the clients’ needs.
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"Dr. Marcoux is an excellent instructor."
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InfoCounts, L.L.C. is dedicated to the work of school libraries and professionals as they strive to become more integral to every school's educational agenda.
A part-time faculty member of the Information School, University of Washington, Betty Marcoux has her doctorate in Library Science and Teaching/Teacher Education from the University of Arizona. She is bilingual in Spanish and English, having lived and studied in South America and Mexico as well as the United States. Betty also works part-time with Teacher Librarian, a professional publication committed to collaborative partnerships for improved student learning through thought-provoking and challenging topics with the school library program and practitioners.
She has developed training and instructional packets regarding educational improvements, collection development strategies, language concerns, and information outreach partnerships and strategies. She has had several return visits to various groups for further training and work as a result of some of her initial findings and training.
She is well known in the national community for her work with under-served populations and young community members regarding their access to information. She has published various journal articles, including articles in School Library Journal, Educational Leadership, Knowledge Quest, Information Research, etc. Additionally she writes regularly in state publications for school libraries. As a co-editor of Teacher Librarian she stays abreast of current trends and practices in school librarianship. She has contributed chapters in several books, including Youth Information-Seeking Behaviors II, Education and Media Technology Yearbook 2006 (30), and Libraries: the cornerstone of democracy, 2000. Recently she was honored with her co-authors and received the 2008 Jesse Shera Award for Best Research publication.
Dr. Marcoux has done research about retention needs of graduate students in library science studies, and also into the language of school librarians. She has also done research into the technology needs of the migrant farm-worker communities in the state of Washington, and has worked with various Native American communities to facilitate the digital publication of their children's literary works. Previous to this work, she was involved with two Gates Foundation initiatives: the Rural and Small Libraries/Technology work, and the Native American Access to Technology program.
As the chair of the 1998 AASL Information Power standards, she has worked then and today to continuously be connected to all standards movements that relate to student learning. Recently she has worked with the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) to develop a new youth librarian certification that encompasses young adult information behavior understandings. Betty has done evaluative work for the grant process of the US Department of Education, and she regularly evaluates graduate programs for school librarians. She has also worked with the Maryland Department of Education to vet their new state standards for school libraries, and has worked with various Arizona, Illinois, Idaho, Oregon and Washington school librarians to develop strategies for organizing and communicating evidence of interest to decision makers.
She travels both domestically and internationally doing a variety of consulting work, and prides herself in working with many populations to increase their information access.