Michelle Luhtala is Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in New Canaan, Connecticut. She facilitates an online learning community for nearly 12,000 library and educational technology professionals at edWeb.net/emergingtech, where she has hosted over 80 webinars since 2010. She is an adjunct instructor in the Masters of Information Program at Rutgers University' s School of Communication and in the Information and Library Science Department at Southern Connecticut State University and is also a contributing author to Libraries Unlimited's Growing Schools: Librarians as Professional Developers. The American Association of School Librarians distinguished her as Curriculum Champion in 2017.
Jacquelyn Whiting is a veteran educator with 25 years of experience as both a high school social studies teacher and a library media specialist. She is a Certified Google Innovator, and a local activator for the Future Design School. She is the winner of the 2017 Connecticut Association of School Librarians' Carlton W.H. Erickson Award for an auspicious beginning in media services and was the 2016 recipient of the Connection Region 9 Teacher of the Year award. She currently works as a high school library media specialist in Connecticut. You can follow Jacquelyn on Twitter @MsJWhiting.