Christie Kodama is a doctoral candidate in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. She received her Master’s degree in Library Science with concentrations in School Library Media and Information and Diverse Populations from the University of Maryland in May 2011. Christie has a background in education; she has worked in both U.S. public schools as a classroom teacher and librarian as well as in after-school English academies and middle and high schools in South Korea. Her research interests include using new technologies in teaching and learning, the role of school libraries in student achievement, and urban school librarianship. At iPAC, she is currently working on the Lilead Project. Some of her other interests include Web 2.0 technologies and Website design.