Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. David Alzner
Welcome to my library webpage. I am David Alzner and started my career as an educator in 1994. I'm originally from rural Montana and enjoy the climate and culture of Tucson. I spent 6 years as an English teacher; three of those years were spent in the rural Alaska bush teaching in an Eskimo village. It was my final year in Alaska that I realized I wanted to become a librarian in a school. I'd worked with several librarians whom I respected a lot. I knew my next step was to get a masters degree in library science.
My education started in Montana. I graduated from Flathead High School and then attended Concordia College in Moorhead MN; I majored in English and secondary education. Six years after I graduated with my BA, I attended the University of Arizona and started work to get my masters in library science. I felt hopeful when I learned of an opening at CDO High School; I applied for the position and was the lucky librarian who was offered the job. I have worked as the librarian at CDO since 2001. I have also been a co-advisor of the CDO National Honor Society since 2005.
My core beliefs about the library are that there is something for everybody in a good library, no matter what the positions and views of the patron. I believe that a library should be filled with a variety of books so that everybody can find something they truly want to read. I annually attend training to keep me on top of the newest popular fiction for young adults. I also love giving book talks to students to help them know about recently published literature they will enjoy.
My library expectations from students are that CDO students make the library a place where they can learn and spend time between classes. The library is open to anybody who has a free period and wishes a place to be. I expect students to respect each other and the library. It is my goal to make the CDO library a place students wish to spend time and do the variety of things they wish to do both for work and leisure time.