Faculty & Staff Profile

Phyllis Snipes

Phyllis Snipes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: 678-839-6154 | Fax: 678-839-6153

Email:  psnipes@westga.edu  |  snipesphyllis@gmail.com

Office: Education Annex 148

Hours: Office hours Mon/Tues 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and online 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Biography

Dr. Phyllis R. Snipes is Associate Professor of School Library Media in the College of Education and teaches graduate courses in the Department of Educational Technology & Foundations. Her research focuses on student use and teacher preparation for implementation of the state of Georgia’s GALILEO databases in P-12 instruction. Publications include an overview of methods for authority control within a school media center, specifically a comparison of traditional methods with Web 2.0 social networking tools. Prior to her appointment at UWG, Dr. Snipes served as a district media coordinator, teacher, and media specialist in the Georgia public schools for 30 years and taught as adjunct faculty at UWG and GA State University for 17 years.


Education/Degrees

  • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, University of West Georgia, 1974
  • M.Ed., Master of Education in early Childhood Education, University of West Georgia, 1978
  • Ed.S., Education Specialist in School Library Media Technology, Georgia State University, 1985
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in School Library Media Technology, Georgia State University, 1992

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • MEDT-6461 (Admin of School Media Center)    
    • MEDT-6463 (Cataloging)    
    • MEDT-7469 (Superv of Schl Libr Media Prog)    
    • MEDT-7478 (Cataloging and Automating)    
    • MEDT-7485 (Advoc for School Media Program)    
    • MEDT-7487 (Practicum)    
    • MEDT-8464 (Issues in School Library Media)    
  • Spring 2016 Sections
    • MEDT-7469 (Superv of Schl Libr Media Prog) Section: E01   [View Syllabus]
    • MEDT-7478 (Cataloging and Automating) Section: E02   [View Syllabus]
    • MEDT-7478 (Cataloging and Automating) Section: E01   [View Syllabus]
  • Fall 2015 Sections
    • MEDT-6461 (Admin of School Media Center) Section: E01
    • MEDT-7478 (Cataloging and Automating) Section: E01
    • MEDT-8464 (Issues in School Library Media) Section: E01
  • Summer 2015 Sections
    • MEDT-6461 (Admin of School Media Center) Section: E01
    • MEDT-7485 (Advoc for School Media Program) Section: E01
    • MEDT-7487 (Practicum) Section: E01
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • MEDT-6463 (Cataloging) Section: N01
    • MEDT-7469 (Superv of Schl Libr Media Prog) Section: E01
    • MEDT-7478 (Cataloging and Automating) Section: N01

Selected Publications

  • Snipes, P., Levine, S., Pope, J. & Cooper, O.P. (Oct., 2015). “Power in Collaboration: First Year Teacher and School Library Media Specialist Design and Deliver Visual Learner Styles Projects.” GATEways to Teacher Education. Georgia Association of Teac [View Publication]
  • Snipes, P. (2015). “Dewey’s Destiny: Actions in the Field.” School Library Monthly, 31 (5), 18-20.
  • Snipes, P. & Slone, M.B. (2015). “Successful Flipped Instruction.” School Library Monthly, 31 (6), 17-19.
  • Snipes, P. (2015). “Abstract to Concrete: Growing Past Genre Into Dewey.” Library Media Connection, 33 (4), 26-29.
  • Snipes, P. (November, 2015). “Great Web Tools for Student Engagement.” Available from Georgia Public Library Service GLEAN Magazine, http://glean.georgialibraries.org/ [View Publication]
  • Snipes, P. (October, 2015). “Movin’ and Shakin’: The P-12 Media Center Transforms For More Collaboration and Participation.” Available from Georgia Public Library Service GLEAN Magazine, http://glean.georgialibraries.org/ [View Publication]
  • Snipes, P. (July, 2015). “The High School Library: Portal for STEM Programs " ROV Support.” Available from Georgia Public Library Service GLEAN Magazine, http://glean.georgialibraries.org/ [View Publication]
  • Snipes, P. (May, 2015). “Let’s Talk About What’s Fair.” Available from Georgia Public Library Service GLEAN Magazine, http://glean.georgialibraries.org/ [View Publication]
  • Snipes, P. (April, 2015). “What Makes a Super Hero?” Available from Georgia Public Library Service GLEAN Magazine, http://glean.georgialibraries.org/ [View Publication]
  • Snipes, P. (March, 2015). “Lost in [Cyber] Space…” Available from Georgia Public Library Service GLEAN Magazine, http://glean.georgialibraries.org/ [View Publication]
  • Snipes, P. (Feb., 2015). “In the Eyes of the Children.” Available from Georgia Public Library Service GLEAN Magazine, http://glean.georgialibraries.org/ [View Publication]
  • Snipes, P. (Jan., 2015). Warm Thoughts from HICE (Hawaii International Conference On Education). Available from Georgia Public Library Service GLEAN Magazine, http://glean.georgialibraries.org/ [View Publication]
  • Snipes, P. (2016). (Accepted). “It Takes A Village To Reach A Child: RTI Through Collaboration.” SSTAGE Newsletter, 3 (1). Available from Student Support Team Association for Georgia Educators Newsletter, http://sstage.org/resources/sstage-newsletter/ [View Publication]
  • Snipes, P. (2007). Folksonomy vs. Minnie Earl and Melville. LMC: Library Media Connection 25, 7.
  • Snipes, P. (2010). Teacher's domain: A Powerful tool. Available from Georgia Library Media Association, http://glma.wordpress.com [View Publication]