Members

You must be a Youth Services SIG member and an ALISE member to be added to this membership list.

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For a list of past SIG Chairs, please click here.

2017-2018 SIG Co-Chairs
Ellen Pozzi, Ph.D.
Instructor
Educational Leadership and Professional Studies
William Paterson University
Areas of Interest: Youth services; Transnationalism; International children’s literature; History of children’s and young adult literature; Publishing for children and young adults.
Email:pozzie@wpunj.edu

Marianne Martens, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science
Kent State University
Email: mmarten3@kent.edu
website: http://www.mariannemartens.org/

MEMBERS
(an alphabetical listing by last name)

Denice Adkins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Information Science and Learning Technologies
University of Missouri, Columbia
Areas of Interest: Children’s programming; Services to Latino youth; Spanish-language children’s literature
Email: adkinsde@missouri.edu
Web site: http://www.deniceadkins.com

Denise E. Agosto, Ph.D.
SIG Past Chair, 2011-2012
Professor
Executive Director, Center for the Study of Libraries, Information & Society
College of Computing & Informatics
Drexel University
Areas of Interest: Areas of teaching and research interest; Youth information behavior; Public libraries; Youth services; Multicultural and gender issues
Email: denise.agosto@ischool.drexel.edu
Web site: http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~dea22/

Linda B. Alexander, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science
University of South Florida
Areas of Interest: Materials and services for children and young adults; Booktalking; Reading preferences of youth; Controversial materials for youth; Multicultural issues; Principals’ perceptions of school library media specialists
Email: lalexand@cas.usf.edu
Web site: http://www.cas.usf.edu/~lalexand

Joan L. Atkinson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emerita
School of Library and Information Studies
The University of Alabama
Areas of Interest: Reading preferences of children and young adults; Booktalking; Young adult literature of the South; Controversial young adult literature; Family functioning in young adult literature; Role models in literature for children and young adults; Multicultural issues in youth literature and life
Email: jatkinso@slis.ua.edu
Web site: http://www.slis.ua.edu/faculty/jatkinso/

James C. Baughman, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, School Library Teacher Program
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College
Areas of Interest: Research and school libraries
Email: baughman@simmons.edu
Web site: http://www.simmons.edu/programs/gslis/faculty/baughman.html

Anthony Bernier, Ph.D.
SIG Past Chair, 2008-2009
Assistant Professor and Young Adult Services Coordinator
School of Library and Information Science
San Jose State University
Areas of Interest: Public space equity for young adults; Administration of library services to young adults; Cultural and historic constructions of young people and their implications for public service; Serving multi-cultural populations
Email: abernier@slis.sjsu.edu
Web site: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/people/faculty/berniera/berniera.php

Joni Richards Bodart, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science
San Jose State University
Areas of Interest:  Young Adult Literature and Services; Children’s Literature and Services; Booktalking; Reading Motivation; Controversial Literature for Teens; Impact of Digital Technology on Brain and Social Development; Reader’s Advisory Services.
Email: jrbodart@slis.sjsu.edu
Website:  http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/people/faculty/bodartj/bodartj.php

Leanne Bowler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
Areas of Interest:Youth information behavior; Information literacy; Information communication technologies for young people; Youth health information behavior; Reader’s advisory services; Family literacy; Materials and services for children and young adults.
Email: lbowler@sis.pitt.edu
Web site: http://www.ischool.pitt.edu/people/bowler.php

Carolyn S. Brodie, Ph.D.
Professor
School of Library and Information Science
Kent State University
Areas of Interest: Children’s Library Materials and Services; Young Adult Library Materials and Services; School Library Media Centers; Information Literacy; Electronic Resources for Young People; Children’s and Young Adult Authors; and Multicultural Children’s/YA Literature; Grantsmanship
Email: cbrodie@kent.edu
Web site: http://www.slis.kent.edu/people/faculty/brodie.php3

Lucia Cedeira Serantes, PhD
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Queen’s College. City University of New York
Areas of Interest:  Reading, media and young adults; Constructions of youth and their influence in youth services librarianship, access and collections; Youth culture and libraries; Technology in youth services librarianship.
Email: lucia.cedeiraserantes@qc.cuny.edu
Twitter:@youthreading

Mary K. Chelton, Ph.D.
Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
Queens College, City University of New York
Areas of Interest: Young Adult Services; Reading Motivation; Youth Information-seeking; Adult-Youth Interactions in Service Settings
Email: mchelton@optonline.net
Web site: http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/GSLIS/chelton.html

Minjie Chen, MLS
Doctoral Candidate
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Areas of Interest: Library services for youth; Multicultural youth literature; Storytelling; Reading and literacy; New literacies; Intellectual freedom and censorship; International/comparative librarianship
Email: minjiec@gmail.com
Web site: http://people.lis.illinois.edu/~mchen6

Sharon L. Comstock, M.A., M.L.S.
Doctoral Student and Graduate Research Assistant, Community Informatics Initiative
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Areas of Interest: Youth information behavior; Information communication technology literacy; School libraries; Oral and written folklore and fairytales; Children’s digital literature and libraries; Critical theory; Evaluation; Science literacy; Community informatics
Email: scomstoc@uiuc.edu
Web site: www.cii.uiuc.edu

Linda Z. Cooper, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
Queens College, CUNY
Areas of Interest: School library media centers; Information interests and behavior of children and youth; Visual information.
Email: linda.cooper@qc.cuny.edu
Web site: http://qcpages.qc.edu/GSLIS/cooperl.html

Janice M. Del Negro, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Dominican University
Areas of Interest: Children’s and young adult literature; Storytelling; Reviewing and criticism; Folk and fairy tales; Programming and services in public libraries.
Email: jdelnegro@dom.edu
Web site: http://www.dom.edu/academics/gslis/people/faculty-fulltime.html

Betsy Diamant-Cohen, D.C.D., Doctorate of Communications Design
Children’s Programming Consultant and Trainer, Mother Goose on the Loose, LLC
Early Childhood Specialist, Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Areas of Interest: Children’s programming and services in public libraries; Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in the library; Early literacy environments; Informal education, purposeful play, and school readiness skills;  Storytelling; Collaborative Partnerships; U.S. public libraries; International public libraries;  Children’s literature.
Email: betsydc@gmail.com
Web site: www.mothergooseontheloose.com

Gail K. Dickinson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Educational Curriculum and Instruction
Darden College of Education
Old Dominion University
Areas of Interest: School library media; School library expenditures; National Board certification; Online learning
Email: gdickins@odu.edu
Web site: http://education.odu.edu/eci/dir/vitae/g_dickinson.shtml

Colette Drouillard
SIG Past Chair, 2015-2016
Assistant Professor, MLIS Program
Valdosta State University
1500 North Patterson Street, Odum 4600
Valdosta, GA 31698
Email: cldrouillard@valdosta.edu

Allison Druin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
College of Information Studies/Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
University of Maryland
Areas of Interest: Children’s information access and use; Digital libraries for children; User interface design; Children’s storytelling processes and tools
Email: allisond@umiacs.umd.edu
Web site: http://www.clis.umd.edu/faculty/druin/

Sue Easun, Ph.D.
SIG Past Chair, 2001-2002
Acquisitions Editor
Scarecrow Press
Areas of Interest: Publishable manuscripts
Email: sue.easun@lu.com
Web site: http://www.easun.ca [forthcoming]

Gale Eaton, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Graduate School of Library & Information Studies
University of Rhode Island
Areas of Interest: Children’s and Young Adult Literature; Public Library Youth Services; Digital Resources for Children and Young Adults
Email: geaton at uri dot edu
Web site: http://www.uri.edu/artsci/lsc/People/eaton.html

Michael B. Eisenberg, Ph.D.
Dean Emeritus and Professor
The Information School
University of Washington
Areas of Interest: Information and technology literacy; Information management in learning and teaching; School library and information
programs, K-12
Email: mbe@u.washington.edu
Web site: http://www.ischool.washington.edu/mbe/

Linda Esser, Ed.D.
Clinical Instructor
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
University of Missouri-Columbia
Areas of Interest: History of School Libraries; Women and School Librarianship
Email: EsserL@missouri.edu
Web site: http://sislt.missouri.edu/faculty_bio.php?id=5

Nancy Everhart, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
College of Communication & Information
The Florida State University
Areas of Interest: Library evaluation; Staffing of school library media centers; Social informatics; School library automation
Email: everhart@ci.fsu.edu
Web site: http://ci.fsu.edu/Faculty_Staff/Directory/profile.php?id=49&info=summary

Lesley Farmer, Ed.D.
Professor
The Department of Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
California State University Long Beach
Areas of Interest: Literacies; Collaboration; Assessment; Technology (gender)
Email: lfarmer@csulb.edu
Website: www.csulb.edu/~lfarmer

Elizabeth Figa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Library and Information Sciences
University of North Texas
Areas of Interest: Storytelling as Information Science; Storytelling Pedagogy; Digital Storytelling / Virtual Storytelling Environments; Virtual Personalities / Online Persona and Language and Information Technologies; Online Pedagogy, Distance Education, E-Learning, and Online Teaching-Learning Systems; Library Services for Distance Education and E-Learning; Doctoral Education in Library and Information Science; Youth Information Seeking Behavior; Youth Services Librarianship; Library and Information Science History and Culture
Email: efiga@lis.admin.unt.edu
Web site: http://www.courses.unt.edu/efiga/Figa/index.htm

Carrie Gardner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Library Science & Instructional Technology
Kutztown University
Areas of Interest: School Library Media Centers; Intellectual Freedom; Distance Education
Email: carrie.gardner@kutztown.edu
Web site: TBA

Karen W. Gavigan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science
University of South Carolina
Areas of Interest: Graphic novels, Male Adolescent Literacy, Bibliotherapy, School Library Media
Email: kgavigan@mailbox.sc.edu
Website: http://www.libsci.sc.edu/fsd/gavigan/kg.html

Cherie Givens, JD, Ph.D., CIPP
Information Privacy Consultant, Lecturer
School of Library and Information Science
San Jose State University
Areas of Interest: Information privacy, policy, and ethics; youth rights and services; laws affective libraries and archives.
Email: cherie@thira.org
Web site: http://www.linkedin.com/in/cheriegivens

Annette Goldsmith, Ph.D.
SIG Past Co-Chair, 2013-2014, 2015-2016
Guest Faculty
The Information School
University of Washington
Areas of Interest: Children’s/YA literature; International books
Email: agoldsmith.fsu@gmail.comagoldsmi@uw.edu
Web Site: http://webserv.ischool.uw.edu/directory/faculty/detail.aspx?id=8048

Melissa Gross, Ph.D.
SIG Past Co-Chair, 2006-2007
Associate Professor
College of Communication & Information
The Florida State University
Areas of Interest: Information Seeking Behavior; Information program and service design, development, and evaluation; Public Libraries
Email: mgross@lis.fsu.edu
Web site: http://ci.fsu.edu/Faculty_Staff/Directory/profile.php?id=54&info=summary

Violet H. Harada, Ed.D.
Professor
Information & Computer Sciences, Library & Information Science Program
University of Hawaii
Areas of Interest: Information literacy; Instructional design; Action research; Learning assessment; Multicultural issues
Email: vharada@hawaii.edu
Web site: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~vharada

Dana Hanson-Baldauf, ABD
Doctoral Candidate
School of Information and Library Science
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Areas of Interest: Library and information services for individuals with developmental disabilities; School library media programs; Library service for youth; Collection development/management; Instructional technology
Email: hansonda@unc.edu
Website: http://www.unc.edu/~hansonda/Web%20page/index.html

Ken Haycock, Ed.D.
Professor and Director
School of Library and Information Science
San Jose State University
Areas of Interest: Teacher-librarianship; Management and leadership; Translating research into practice
Email: khaycock@slis.sjsu.edu
Web site: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/people/faculty/haycockk/haycockk.php

Betsy Hearne, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Areas of Interest: Children’s Literature; Storytelling; Folklore
Email: ehearne@uiuc.edu
Web site: http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/~hearne/

Susan E. Higgins, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
School of Information Resources and Library Science
The University of Arizona
Areas of Interest: Reading in adolescence; Themes and illustrations in picture books; Education for library and information science
email: higginss@email.arizona.edu
Web site: http://uaforyou.arizona.edu/resource/school-information-resources-and-library-science-sirls

Jody K. Howard, Ph.D.
Professor
Palmer School of Library and Information Science
Long Island University
Areas of Interest: School libraries and youth services
Email: jody.howard@liu.edu
Website: www.cisflo.com
http://www.liu.edu/CWPost/Academics/Faculty/H/Jody-K-Howard.aspx?rn=Faculty&ru=/CWPost/Academics/Faculty.aspx

Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Ph.D.
Professor
School of Information & Library Science
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Areas of Interest: Multicultural resources for children and young adults; Critical race theory in IS/LIS research; Leadership role of school librarians in education reform
Email: smhughes@email.unc.edu
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/sandrahassell/

Barbara Immroth, Ph.D.
Professor
School of Information
University of Texas at Austin
Areas of Interest: Children’s Literature and Services; School Library Management
Email: immroth@ischool.utexas.edu
Web site: http://sentra.ischool.utexas.edu/people/fac_search.php3?ID=28

Marilyn Irwin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Associate Dean, and Director of School Library Media Education
School of Library and Information Science
Indiana University, Indianapolis
Areas of Interest:  Materials for Youth; Disability Issues in Materials for Youth; Access to Information by People with Disabilities, Their Families, and Their Caregivers
Email: irwinm@iupui.edu
Web site: http://www.slis.indiana.edu/faculty/spotlight/index.php?facid=124

Christine A. Jenkins, Ph.D.
SIG Past Co-Chair, 2005-2006
Associate Professor and Director, CTR for Children’s Books
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Areas of Interest: YA and children’s literature; School and public youth services librarianship; History of youth services librarianship; Intellectual freedom; Indisciplinary approaches to reading/literacy scholarship
Email: cajenkin@uiuc.edu
Web site: http://people.lis.uiuc.edu/~cajenkin

Melissa P. Johnston, M. Ed.
Doctoral Student
College of Communication & Information
The Florida State University
Areas of Interest: School library media programs; School library media specialists; Leadership roles and technology integration
Email: mpj07@fsu.edu
Web site: TBA

Allison G. Kaplan, Ed.D.
SIG Past Co-Chair, 2013-2014
Associate Faculty Associate
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Areas of Interest: School library media programs; Collaboration in K-12 schools; School administration education; Information literacy; Children’s literature
Email: agkaplan@wisc.edu
Web site: http://www.slis.wisc.edu/faculty/index.html#Kalupa

Melanie A. Kimball, Ph.D.
SIG Co-Chair, 2016-2017
SIG Past Co-Chair, 2005-2006
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College
Areas of Interest: Children’s and youth literature; Reading studies; History of children’s and youth services; History of libraries
Email: melanie.kimball@simmons.edu
Web site: http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/people/faculty/full-time/kimball.php

Kyungwon Koh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Studies
The University of Oklahoma
Areas of Interest: Youth Information Behavior; Youth and Digital Media; Multicultural Literature for Youth; Information Literacy; School Libraries; Online LIS Education
Email: kkoh@ou.edu
Web site: TBA

Kafi D. Kumasi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science
Wayne State University
Areas of Interest: Social and Cultural Approaches to Adolescent Literacy Instruction; Critical Perspectives on Library and Information Science; Adolescent Racial Identity Development; Urban librarianship; Issues and Trends in Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Email: ak4901@wayne.edu
Web site: http://slis.wayne.edu/faculty.php

Robin Fogle Kurz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Management
Emporia State University
Areas of Interest: critical multicultural literature for youth; Latino literature for youth; young adult literature; library services to special populations
Email: robinfoglekurz@gmail.com

Don Latham, Ph.D.
SIG Past Co-Chair, 2006-2007
Assistant Professor
College of Communication & Information
The Florida State University
Areas of Interest: Young adult literature; Nonfiction resources for youth; Information design for youth; Information literacy
Email: latham@lis.fsu.edu
Web site: http://ci.fsu.edu/Faculty_Staff/Directory/profile.php?id=71&info=summary

Kathy Latrobe, Ph.D.
SIG Past Co-Chair, 2010-2011
Director and Professor
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Oklahoma
Areas of Interest: Materials and services for young people
Email: klatrobe@ou.edu 
Web site: http://faculty-staff.ou.edu/L/Kathy.L.Latrobe-1/

Shari A. Lee, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: Youth Services; Public Library Services to Multicultural and Undeserved Youth and their Parents; Space and Issues of Social Control in YA Spaces, School Library Media Centers, and Other Learning Environments; Literacy.
Email: lee.shari@gmail.com
Web site: TBA

Yeo-Joo Lim, MLIS
Doctoral Student
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Areas of Interest: Children’s literature; Library services for youth; International children’s books
Email: ylim20@uiuc.edu
Web site: TBA

David V. Loertscher, Ph.D.
Professor
School of Library and Information Science
San Jose State University
Areas of Interest: Young adult materials; School libraries
Email: reader.david@gmail.com
Web site: http://www.davidvl.org

Ya-Ling Lu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Library and Information Science Department
School of Communication and Information
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Areas of Interest: TBA
Email: yalinglu@rci.rutgers.edu
Web site: http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~yalinglu

Karla Lucht, MSLIS
Doctoral Student
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Areas of Interest: Library services for youth; cultural representation in youth literature; information-seeking behavior of  minority youth
Email: klucht@illinois.edu
Website: http://www.lis.illinois.edu/people/students/karla-lucht-phd-student

Margaret Mackey, Ph.D.
Professor
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Alberta
Areas of Interest: Young adult literature; Reading; Print, media and online literacies
Email: margaret.mackey@ualberta.ca
Web site: http://www.ualberta.ca/~mmackey/

Jacqueline C. Mancall, Ph.D.
Professor
College of Information Science and Technology
Drexel University
Areas of Interest: Collection development; Instructional role of information specialist; Management of information services; Information seeking behavior of youth
Email: jackie.mancall@drexel.edu
Web site: http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~mancaljc/

Betty Marcoux, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
The Information School
University of Washington
Areas of Interest: Children/Youth Information Services; School Library/Information Services
Email: elm2@u.washington.edu
Web site: http://www.ischool.washington.edu/elm2/

Marcia A. Mardis, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor
College of Communication & Information
The Florida State University
Areas of Interest: Information seeking; Digital libraries; Science learning; Preservice education
Email: mmardis@fsu.edu
Website: http://marcia.mardis.googlepages.com/

Marianne Martens, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science
Kent State University
Areas of Interest: Youth services; Transnationalism; International children’s literature; History of children’s and young adult literature; Publishing for children and young adults.
email: mmarten3@kent.edu
website: http://www.mariannemartens.org/

Sheri Anita Massey, Ph.D.
Adjunct
College of Information Studies
University of Maryland/College Park
School Library Media Specialist
Montgomery County Public Schools
Silver Spring, Maryland
Areas of Interest: School library media programs in urban areas; Digital library access and use by children around the world; Information behavior of school library media professionals
Email: shmst13@gmail.com
Web site: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/nhees/

Kate McDowell, Ph.D.
SIG Past Chair, 2011-2012
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Areas of Interest:  Library services for youth; Literature for children and young adults; History of gender in children’s librarianship; Gender in children’s literature; Technology in youth services librarianship; Distance education pedagogy
Email:  katemcdowell@gmail.com
Web site:  http://www.katemcdowell.com

Joy H. McGregor, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
School of Information Studies
Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Areas of Interest: Children’s information use; Plagiarism; Information literacy; Teacher librarianship; Teacher librarians as leaders; Resource-based learning and inquiry; Qualitative research
Email: joymal@bigpond.net.au
Web site: http://athene.riv.csu.edu.au/~jmcgrego/

Lynne McKechnie, Ph.D.
SIG Past Co-Chair, 2007-2008
SIG Past Chair, 2004-2005
Professor
Graduate Program of Library and Information Science
Faculty of Information & Library Science
The University of Western Ontario
Beverly Cleary Professor in Youth Services (Visiting), Information School, University of Washington
Areas of Interest: Children’s Literature; Young Adult Literature; Public Library Services for Children and Young Adults; Emergent Literacy
E mail: mckechnie@uwo.ca
Web site: http://www.fims.uwo.ca/whoswho/facultypage.htm?PeopleId=130

Sharon McQueen, Ph.D.
SIG Past Chair, 2003-2004
National Coalition of Independent Scholars
Areas of Interest: Children’s Literature/Materials; Literature/Materials for Teens; History of Children’s Literature; History of Publication; History of Library Youth Services; Public Library Youth Services; Biography; Picture Books for Older Children & Teens; Librarian Education
Email: smcqueen@odu.edu

Eric M. Meyers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Library, Archival & Information Studies–The iSchool@UBC
The University of British Columbia
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
470 – 1961 East Mall, Vancouver BC  Canada V6T 1Z1
Areas of Interest: Youth Information Interaction; Collaborative Information Seeking and Retrieval; Theories of Learning and Cognition;
Youth Services; School and Public Libraries; New Media; Virtual Worlds and Immersive Information Spaces.
Email: eric.meyers@ubc.ca
Website: http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/emeyers/

Andrea L. Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director, Institute for the Study and Development of School Library Information Centers
Department of Library Science
Clarion University
Areas of Interest: Children and youth services in school library media centers and in public libraries
Email: amiller@clarion.edu
Web site: http://www.clarion.edu/libsci/faculty.htm#miller

Ann Minner, MLIS
Doctoral Fellow
School of Information
University of Texas at Austin
Areas of Interest: Emergent literacy; Imposed queries; Parent patron information needs; Youth services culture; Youth services in public libraries
Email: aminner@ischool.utexas.edu
web site: http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~phd/website/students/phd_minner.html

Robin Moeller, MLIS
Doctoral Candidate and Adjunct Lecturer
School of Education
Indiana University
Areas of Interest: Education of school library media specialists; Issues of culture as they relate to youth services; Home and school
Email: ramoelle@indiana.edu
Web site: http://www.slis.indiana.edu/faculty/spotlight/index.php?facid=182

Jennifer Moore, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Studies
Texas Woman’s University Denton, TX
Email: Jmoore42@twu.edu

Judi Moreillon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Studies
Texas Woman’s University
Areas of Interest: School Librarians’ Instructional Partner Role; Library Education; Storytelling and Digital Storytelling; Qualitative Research
Email: jmoreillon@twu.edu
Web site: http://www.twu.edu/slis/moreillon.asp

Rebecca Morris
Doctoral Candidate
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
Areas of Interest: School Libraries; Storytelling/Digital Storytelling; Children’s and Young Adult: Resources, Information Seeking, Information Literacy, Gaming/New Media
Email: rmorris1855@gmail.com
Website: http://rebeccajmorris.wordpress.com/

Jessica E. Moyer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Areas of Interest: Literacy Education; Ebooks; Readers Advisory
Email: jessicaemilymoyer@gmail.com
Website: http://jessicaemilymoyer.pbworks.com/

Janet Mumford, MLIS
Doctoral Student
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
Faculty of Education
The University of British Columbia
Areas of Interest: Youth and Teacher Librarianship; Children’s and Young Adult Literature; Reading and Literacy Development; Information Seeking
Email: jmum@telus.net
Web site: TBA

Jamie Campbell Naidoo, Ph.D.
SIG Past Co-Chair, 2009-2010
Associate & Foster-EBSCO Endowed Professor
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Alabama
Areas of Interest: Cultural Trends in Children’s and Young Adult Literature & Librarianship; Public Library Services to Latino Youth; School Library Media Center’s Role in ELL Education; Bibliotherapy; Puppetry & Storytelling; Reader Response and Culturally Diverse Youth; Licensed Books for Children (Media Tie-ins); Diversity in Libraries; Public Library Services to LGBT Parents and their Children
Email: jcnaidoo@slis.ua.edu
Web site: http://www.slis.ua.edu/Naidoo.html

Valerie Nesset, MLIS
Doctoral Candidate and Lecturer
School of Information Studies
McGill University
Areas of Interest: Information behavior; Information literacy; Technology design and usability; Visual information
Email: valerie.nesset@mail.mcgill.ca

Anna L. Nielsen, Ph.D.
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Areas of Interest: Children’s and Young Adult Literature; International Literature; History and Cultural Construction of Childhood; Literacy and Reading; Distance Education
Email: anielsen@illinois.edu and nielsena@gmail.com
Web site: TBA

Patricia Montiel Overall, Ph.D.
SIG Past Co-Chair, 2010-2011
Associate Professor
School of Information Resources and Library Science
The University of Arizona
Areas of Interest: Teacher and librarian collaboration; Cultural competence; Equity of access for Latino learners;  Information literacy; Multicultural literature for children and young adults
Email: overall@email.arizona.edu
Web site: http://sirls.arizona.edu/overall

Sarah Park Dahlen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Master of Library and Information Science Program
St. Catherine University
Areas of Interest: Asian diasporic children’s literature; Information needs of transracially/transnationally adopted persons; Diversity and multiculturalism; Social justice issues; Public library services; Library and information science education
Email: spark@stkate.edu
Web site: http://sarahpark.com

Amy Pattee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College
Areas of Interest: Children’s Literature and Culture; Young Adult Literature and Adolescent Culture; Cultural Studies and Girls’ Studies
Email: amy dot pattee at simmons dot edu
Web site: http://gslis.simmons.edu/blogs/yaorstfu

Anne Marie Perrault, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School Library Media Program Director
Library and Information Studies
Graduate School Of Education
University at Buffalo
Areas of Interest: School Media; Children’s and Youth Services and Materials; Information Seeking Behaviors of Educators and Students; Multimodal Literacies
Email: amp33@buffalo.edu
Web page: http://gse.buffalo.edu/about/directory/faculty/2144

Jennifer Burek Pierce, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science
The University of Iowa
Areas of Interest: Sexual and reproductive health information for young people; Non-fiction materials for youth; The young adult novel
Email: jennifer-burek-pierce@uiowa.edu
Web site: http://mingo.info-science.uiowa.edu/~burekpierce/

Kara Reuter, Ph.D.
Web Applications Supervisor
Worthington Libraries
Areas of Interest: Children’s information behavior; Digital libraries for children; Recreational reading; Public libraries
Email: kreuter@worthingtonlibraries.org
Web site: TBA

Stephanie D. Reynolds, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Library & Information Science
University of Kentucky
Areas of Interest: Young Adult Literature; Youth Literature; Bibliotherapy; Bibliocognition; Response to Literature in Social Networks; Intellectual Freedom
Email: stephanie.reynolds@uky.edu
Website: http://www.uky.edu/CommInfoStudies/SLIS/faculty/reynolds.htm

Paulette Rothbauer, Ph.D.
SIG Past Co-Chair, 2007-2008
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Information & Media Studies
The University of Western Ontario
Areas of Interest: Reading interests of young adults; Canadian young adult literature; Issues of diversity, representation and access in relation to youth services, collections, and youth culture
Email: prothba2@uwo.ca
Web site: http://www.fims.uwo.ca/whoswho/facultypage.htm?PeopleId=545

Harriet Selverstone, MLIS
Visiting Assistant Professor
School of Information and Library Science
Pratt Institute
Areas of Interest: School Media Centers; Materials for Young Adults.
Email: hselver@optonline.net
Web site: TBA

Mikki Smith, MLIS
Doctoral Student
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Areas of Interest: Library services for youth; History of public libraries and librarianship; Print culture for youth; Library spaces for young adults; Literacy, readers, and reading.
Email: smith199@illinois.edu
Website: http://www.lis.illinois.edu/people/students/mikki-smith-phd-student

Brian Sturm, Ph.D.
SIG Past Co-Chair, 2009-2010
Associate Professor
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Areas of Interest: Storytelling; Engagement/involvement in reading and storylistening; Literature and technology for children and young adults; Youth library services.
Email: sturm@ils.unc.edu
Web site: http://ils.unc.edu/~sturm

Nancy Pickering Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Library and Information Management
Emporia State University
Areas of Interest: Children’s literature and services
Email: npthomas@earthlink.net
Web site: http://slim.emporia.edu/facstaff/nt.htm

Ross J Todd, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director, Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries
Department of Library and Information Science
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Areas of Interest: Adolescent information behavior; Information utilization for learning; School libraries
Email: rtodd@scils.rutgers.edu
Web site: http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~rtodd

Joyce Kasman Valenza, Ph.D.
Teacher-Librarian
Springfield Township High School
Areas of Interest: Youth information seeking; Transliteracy, Curation, Virtual libraries; Online services and instruction; Collections and
youth culture; School libraries; Public libraries; Youth services; Web 2.0 applications and learning; Information fluency
Email: joycevalenza@gmail.com
Web site: http://springfieldlibrary.wikispaces.com

Ann Carlson Weeks, Ph.D.
Professor of the Practice
College of Information Studies
University of Maryland/College Park
Areas of Interest: Creating Digital Libraries for Children; The Change Process and School Library Media Programs; Creating Flexible Spaces for 21st Century Library Media Programs; Developing School Library Media Specialist Leaders
Email: acweeks@umd.edu
Web site: http://www.clis.umd.edu/faculty/weeks/

Holly Weimar, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Library Science
Sam Houston State University
Areas of Interest: information and technology literacy; youth services; diversity in school libraries; professional development in schools; online teaching
Email: haw001@shsu.edu
Web site: TBA

Cindy Welch, Ph.D.
SIG Co-Chair, 2016-2017
Clinical Associate Professor, Youth Services Coordinator
School of Information Sciences
Associate Director, The Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature
The University of Tennessee
Areas of Interest: History of teen/youth services in American public libraries and at the American Library Association; Youth librarian engagement with technology and mass (popular) culture; Networking and communications among YA librarians; YA literature
email: cwelch11@utk.edu
Web site: https://www.sis.utk.edu/user/667

Blanche Woolls, Ph.D.
San Jose State University
Email: bwoolls@wahoo.sjsu.edu

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