I’ve been a librarian for over 25 years and worked in bookstores for eleven years. I’ve have been a bookie all my life. I’d hate to have to chose my favorite books, but if I were forced to pick just one it would be Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I am an omnivorous reader and disgustingly adaptable in regards to my reading tastes. I like all kinds of books and am resigned to a life where there are “so many books and so little time.” You may also have noticed a fondness for bad puns, it is also genetic and not my fault.
I am a member of the American Library Association – PLA, RUSA/CODES and YALSA divisions, current chair of The Reading List Council and a past member of the CODES Reader’s Advisory Committee. I’m the past chair of YALSA’s Alex Awards committee and was chair of the YALSA Task Force to develop criteria for a First Novel Award (Morris Award). I served on the 2010 Printz Award Committee. I’m also a member of the Virginia Library Association. I was born in Williamsburg, VA, went to college in New Mexico and library school in South Carolina. I’ve also lived in: Georgia, Florida, Kentucky and Ohio. If you are so inclined, you may find out a little more about me (or at least our animals and a few known associates) by visiting the infrequently updated ACT home page.
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