Samantha Bremekamp


Center for Creative Exploration

Samantha is the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative Young Adult Book Prize adjunct where she works with a panel of internationally acclaimed scholars to promote incredible literature that has been translated from all over the world. Samantha is an International Children’s Literature Researcher for Rutgers University working on the Carnegie Whitney Grant Project curating International Youth Literature collections to be made available to librarians across the United States in both libraries and schools. She became a double award winning school librarian during the pandemic with the prestigious Making It Happen! Award presented by both the International School Technology in Education (ISTE) and the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL). Samantha was also presented with the Teachers Who Rock! Award created and presented by the radio stations 95.9 WRAT-FM | 100.1 WJRZ-FM. As an innovation teacher and school media specialist using novel engineering, Samantha instills design thinking with STEM/STEAM and SEL themes throughout all of her lessons. Books have been her constant friends, and Samantha shares the magic of books every single day.


Rutgers University - Masters of Information

Manhattan College - BA Corporate and Interpersonal Communications

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