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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.