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    Erin Ingram is a Youth Librarian at a branch of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library. She has a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Science in Education, Integrated Language Arts from Bowling Green State University. Her research interests include diversity in literature and critical information literacy in public libraries.

    Maria Cahill is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky. Cahill’s research is centered on improving literacy and learning outcomes for children and adolescents by attending to resources, services, and programs available through libraries. Cahill earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of South Carolina and a PhD in Literacy Education from the University of Tennessee. Of greater importance, Cahill is the mother of six wonderful children and is married to her best friend. She spends her free time trying to be a better gardener and cheering her family on from the sidelines of sporting events.

    Renee LeFebvre (BA, Texas Tech University) is currently a graduate teaching assistant and master’s student in Communication within the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on the interrelationship of children’s literature, visual communication, and media studies. She has presented papers at the Western States Communication Association annual conference.

    Mary Howard is a Research and Development Associate at the Human Development Institute of the University of Kentucky. 

    Soohyung Joo is an assistant professor in the School of Information Science, University of Kentucky. Joo obtained a PhD in information studies from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. His main research areas include human-information interaction, data science, data management and services, and social media. His research work has been published in information science journals, including the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Information Processing and Management, and The Electronic Library.

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