Lou Greco Elected President of FAME

Lou Greco, Director for Instructional Technology, Media Services and Textbooks for the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD), was recently elected as the president of the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) and installed at the 39th Annual FAME Conference held in Orlando last week.
FAME was established in 1973 when the Florida associations of School Librarians, Educational Television and the Audiovisual Association merged. Responsibilities of the president include representing and advocating for over 4,000 school librarians in Florida as well as encouraging every student in Florida to be involved in and have open access to quality school library media programs administered by certified library media specialists.
FAME sponsors the annual Jim Harbin Student Media Festival that encourages students to communicate through media production and recognizes and rewards outstanding presentations of these activities. FAME also supports a variety of programs for students including the Sunshine State Young Readers Awards, Florida Teen Reads, the Amanda Award, which rewards programs that aid in the well-being of teenagers, and the Intellectual Freedom Scholarship.  
“I am excited to be able to serve in this capacity for FAME,” said Lou Greco.  “School libraries are essential for students who have no access to public libraries. All types of libraries have been the target of recent cuts. This is very concerning since libraries serve as a means to bring equity and access to all of our citizens regardless of economic or social standing.”
Mr. Greco has served as president of the Florida Association of District Instructional Materials Administrators and the Florida Association of Supervisors of Media.  He is currently a board member at large for the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) and has served as director for the AASL, Region V, which includes Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.   
He began his career in the SJCSD in January 1995 as the director for media services. Prior to 1995, he taught elementary students for 16 years at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. Mr. Greco earned his undergraduate degree in deaf and elementary education from Flagler College and holds a master’s degree in educational media from the University of Central Florida.
For more information regarding FAME, visit www.floridamedia.org.