University of Vermont

Faculty Biography

Faculty Biography | Judith L. Kaplan

Judith L. Kaplan

Judith L. Kaplan, M.A.Lecturer

Contact Information:
533 Waterman
(802) 233-0880

Judy has more than 35 years of experience teaching as a library media specialist in K-12 schools in Massachusetts and Vermont. She specialized in direct service to students and faculty in areas of literacy instruction, information literacy, collection development, and integrated curriculum. A member of American Association of School Librarians, and Vermont School Library Association, she has presented at national and state conferences on topics that focused on collaboration with classroom teachers in developing and teaching standards based curriculum. In 2007, Judy was appointed Coordinator of the School Library Media Studies Sequence, a concentration strand within the UVM M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction Program. She has taught in the sequence since 2001. With an interest in adult learners and distance education, she has developed online courses that examine 21st Century issues in the field of library media for professional educators.

Areas of Expertise:

Adult Learning; Collaboration; Curriculum and Instruction; Literacy and Numeracy; Media Literacy; Multiculturalism; Teacher Education; Technology and Learning; Universal Design


Selected Publications

  • Kaplan, J. & Ballard, S. (2012) Voyage on the SS Library Leadership: collaboration in teaching and learning at the University of Vermont. Knowledge Quest, 40:2, 14-18.
  • Brew, L. & Kaplan, J. (2012) A program-based approach to developing and implementing blended instruction: The University of Vermont school library media studies sequence. In Panagiotes S. Anastasioties (Ed)., Blended Learning Environments for Adults: Evaluations and Frameworks (175-195). Hersey, Pa: IGI Global.
  • Kaplan, J. (Ed). (1997-1999) Picturing our past, Vols. I-III. Essex, VT: Essex Town School District.  [abstract]

Courses Taught in the Last 5 Years

Children's Literature and Literacy; Curriculum Concepts/Planning Develop; Information Services and Resources for School Library Media Centers; Managing School Library Media Centers; School Library Leadership for 21st Century SLMS; The Literacy Connection for 21st Century Schools


  • M.A. in Cultural History and Museology from University of Vermont

Licensure or Certifications

  • Vermont Educator License, Level II, 7-12 English
  • Vermont Educator License, Level II, 7-12 Social Studies
  • Vermont Educator License, Level II, Pre-K-12 Library Media

Professional Associations

  • National Education Association (NEA)