Shannon is an international speaker, consultant and author. She serves as the K-12 district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School District in Iowa.
She also serves as the Future Ready Librarians Spokesperson working with librarians, educators and students around the world. Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog. She has published 12 children's book series on libraries and Makerspaces. Shannon and Bill Bass published a professional book with ISTE in 2019.
In 2014, Shannon was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In 2016, she was awarded the Making it Happen Award by ISTE. In 2018, she was named the AASL Social Media Superstar Leadership Luminary.