B.A., English and Theater Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.L.I.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Dr. Heather Moorefield-Lang joins the School of Library and Information Science faculty
after serving six years in the University Libraries at Virginia Tech where she held
the role of education and applied social sciences librarian.
Dr. Moorefield-Lang's research is focused in technology in education and libraries,
specifically honing in on the narratives and uses of technology based tools in those
settings. She is the currently the American Association of School Librarian’s Director
for Region Four and member of the AASL Board of Directors. Heather continues her work
integrating technology in libraries and classrooms under her brand Tech 15. Her current
research involves exploring makerspaces in library settings around the world along
with the policies, technologies, successes, and challenges that accompany those learning
Co-PI for Creative Arts Initiative Grant at Virginia Tech: Focus on iPod touch game
in the area of music and math. 2010: Amount $5,000.00 Awarded.
Dr. Moorefield-Lang is a hands-on educator who strives to deliver real world experiences
to her students whether they are face-to-face or online. Working with a wide range
of teaching and instructional styles as well as with a tool box of technologies Moorefield-Lang
hopes that her classes are informative and useful in practical settings. She teaches
Information Technologies in the School Library Media Program and School Library Media
Moorefield-Lang, H.M. (Ed.). (in press). School library makerspaces in action. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.
Moorefield-Lang, H.M., & Coker, M. (in press). Makerspaces in the high school setting:
The student perspective. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries.
Moorefield-Lang, H.M. (2017). Delivering the message: Disseminating information and
professional development in the field of librarianship through technology. Library Hi Tech, 35(1), 81-91.
Moorefield-Lang, H.M., Copeland, C.A., & Haynes, A. (2016). Accessing abilities:
Creating innovative accessible online learning environments and putting quality into
practice. Education for Information, 32, 27-33.
Moorefield-Lang, H.M. (2015). When makerspaces go mobile: Case studies of transportable
maker locations. Library Hi Tech, 33(4). 462-471.
AASL Director Region Four/AASL Board of Directors (2017-2020)
Chair: American Association of School Librarian’s Committee of the Best Websites for
Teaching and Learning (2016-2017)
Secretary: Educator of School Librarians Section of The American Association of School
Chair: Association for Library and Information Science Education Award for Professional
Contribution to Library and Information Science Education Committee (2015-18)
Chair: American Association of School Librarians Technology Role Working Group (2015-16)
Dr. Moorefield-Lang is a native of Greensboro, N.C., who enjoys hiking, walking, singing,
performing in plays, singing at church, reading and going to movies. Her favorite
thing to do is travel, visiting many awesome countries such as England, Ireland, Germany,
Central America and France, as well as most of Route 66 in the United States.