Hello, my name is Karen Kordsmeier and I am the Library Media Specialist. I received my bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from the University of Central Arkansas, a master’s degree in instructional technology from Arkansas Tech University, and National Board Certification in K-12 Library Media.

My husband is an administrator at Russellville Jr. High and we have 3 sons, two attending ATU and one at RHS. I enjoy cheering on the Cyclones as a football and basketball mom, scrapbooking is a favorite hobby, and I can see becoming a crazy cat lady in my future.

I began teaching in 1993. I taught first, second, and third grade for 10 years before becoming the media specialist at Center Valley in 2004. I love being immersed in children’s literature, learning about new technology, and working with a variety of grade levels. My goal as the librarian is to serve the students, staff, and patrons by maintaining a top-notch collection of books and resources, inspiring a love of reading, and teaching students to be information literate.