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Mrs. Means, Librarian

I’m Shelly Means, the library media specialist at Smith Valley School.  I have been working at SVS since the fall of 2007 and love being the librarian in the K-8 setting.  My job is to teach students information literacy skills that will help them become life-long learners, and perhaps most importantly, to encourage the love of reading! 


I grew up in Missoula, where I attended the local schools, and graduated from the University of Montana with a B.A. in history and political science.  After that, I moved to Bozeman with my husband, Dave, where I worked at a middle school and also earned a teaching minor in English.  After two years in Bozeman, we moved to Kodiak, Alaska where I taught high school social studies for eight years.  During that time, I also earned my teaching endorsement in K-12 library media through the University of Washington.



After my son, Caden, and daughter, Taylor, were born, we moved back to Montana, where we have lived for the past eight years.  We love living here and enjoying everything that western Montana has to offer, including visiting Glacier Park, camping, skiing, and boating.  We also enjoy going to U of M Grizzly football games in the fall.  In addition, I am an avid reader & love to travel! 


If you have any questions about your child’s library books or activities, please feel free to email me at smeans@smithvalleyschool.org or call me at the school.  I will be happy to assist you.




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