Jen Cannell, PhD, serves as the school library system and arts coordinator for Capital Region Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in Albany, New York.
Through this position, she works closely with school librarians, teachers, and administrators across 24 school districts.
Cannel's professional career began in Fairport, New York, where she was a middle school librarian. While in Fairport, her colleagues awarded her the Crystal Apple for teacher of the year.
From there, Cannell became the School Library System Director at Monroe 1 BOCES in Rochester, New York.
She was elected as the 2018-2019 President-elect of the New York Library Association.