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Welcome to the 2nd annual UCA Media and Literacy Conference- this year we are affiliated with UCA College of Education; ACTELA; ALA and ArLA/ArASL
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Ronda Hughes

FOUNTAIN LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY
Library Media Specialist
Hot Springs, AR
Ronda Hughes has been an educator for 22 years. She was a fifth grade ELA teacher for 14 years and has been a Library Media Specialist for eight years. She works as an LMS at Fountain Lake Middle School in Hot Springs. She has served on the Arkansas Diamond Book Award Committee for many years and is currently on the Charlie May Simon Book Award Committee. She has been the Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair for the Arkansas Reading Association. She was also a blogger for AASL’s Knowledge Quest Journal.

Creating a culture of reading in her school and community is very important to her as she co-founded the Garland County READS Committee that works diligently to unite the seven school districts of Garland County to bring a countywide focus to literacy. Ronda was named Arkansas Library Association’s Rising Star in 2018 and AAIM's Library Media Specialist of the year in 2019, and received the Herb Lawrence Leadership Award in 2020. Also, in 2020 she received the Arkansas Alpha Delta Kappa Excellence in Education Award. Currently, she serves AAIM as President Elect/Conference Chair.

She holds a Bachelors in Education Degree from Henderson State University and a Masters in Education Of Library Media Degree from Southern Arkansas University.

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