Professional Publications


   Professional Publications and Speaking Engagements
Picture of Mrs. Darty sitting
 sample book box Festive,  Wrapped 'Book Boxes' Bring Cheer to Checkout at a NC School
November 2020 
 WLOS Katie Darty WLOS Never Stop Learning Segment:
Media Specialists Create Excitement About Reading at
North Buncombe High School
November 2020

 Library in a box Library in a Box: A New Path to Reading,
October 2020
Headspace Cloud Logo  Apps and Websites to De-Stress in the Classroom,
April 2019
 Picture of a Bookstore  Book Bargains,
March 2019
Library Journal Logo   Digital Presenter for  Library Journal's Teen Tech Playground:
Get Your Teens Tinkering, Gaming, and Podcasting"
on the topic of Breakerspaces,
November 2018
 Holiday Ornament Crafts   Holiday Hacks: Makerspace Crafts,
November 2018

 District Administration Leadership Insitute  Guest Speaker on Breakerspaces at the DA Leadership Institute
STEM Conference in Orlando,
September 2018
 Banned Book Week Crafts  Get Crafty for Banned Books Week,
July 2018
Video games available for checkout at a Library   Libraries of Things,
June 2018
 De-Stressing Station Picture  Hands-On Ways to De-Stress,
March 2018
 Breakerspace Area from Article  Trend Alert: Breakerspaces,
February 2018
 Holiday Book Christmas Tree  10 Crafty and Bookish Holiday Displays,
December 2017
Feature image of students sitting in tire chairs   Thrifty Library Hacks,
October 2017
Photo Image of Library from Article  More Thrifty Library Design Tips,
April 2016
Photo Image from article   Sprucing Up My School Library for Less Than $600
January 2016

  Awards and Recognition 
School Library Journal Article  Wrote 2 of the top 10 articles for School Library Journal in 2016
 Book cover of Hacking School Libraries  Featured in the book "Hacking School Libraries: 10 Ways to Incorporate Library Media Centers into Your Learning"
by Kristina A. Holzweiss
Eddie and Ozzie Award Logo   Her article "Apps and Websites to Destress in the Classroom"  was included in an issue of School LIbrary Journal on Social-Emotional Learning which won an
Eddie Journalism Award 
 TL Talk Radio Logo Recognized by Dustin Hensley, author of Role of Libraries and Librarians in School Transformation,
as a
 Library Influencer,
October 2019