I am a librarian for a regional library of the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Prior to that, I worked for the Ocean County Library, New Jersey. Before that, I was an attorney. This blog, and all its contents, have nothing to do with my employer. My opinions are my own, and have nothing to do with my employer. They have nothing to do with an organization or committee I'm involved in.
My American Library Association activities:
ASGCLA Membership Committee, Chair, 2018 - 2020; member, 2014 - 2020
ALA Recruitment Assembly, ASCLA Representative, 2018 - 2019
2018 Odyssey Award Committee
2017 YALSA Volunteer of the Year - Group (2016 Margaret Edwards Award Committee)
Where I've been quoted:
Rosen, Judith. "Common Sense Raises Issues at B&N," Publishers Weekly (online), February 23, 2010. http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/450525-Common_Sense_Raises_Issues_at_B_N.php
Whelan, Debra Lau. "YALSA Axes Venerable BBYA List," School Library Journal's Extra Helping, January 27, 2010. http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/ca6716731.html
Bird, Elizabeth. "This Blog's For You," School Library Journal, November 2009. http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6703692.html I also appear on the cover, as detailed in my blog.
Corbett, Sue. "FTC Attorney Says Guidelines Not Aimed at Individual Bloggers," Publishers Weekly (online), October 19, 2009. http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/396794-FTC_Attorney_Says_Guidelines_Not_Aimed_at_Individual_Bloggers.php
Whelan, Debra Lau. "BookExpo America 2009: ‘Catching Fire’ Tops the Kids' Books Buzz List," School Library Journal, June 8, 2009. http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6662368.html
Whelan, Debra Lau. "SLJ's Day Of Dialog," School Library Journal (online), May 29, 2009. http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6661691.html
Barack, Lauren. "The Blogosphere's Farewell to Harry" School Library Journal's Extra Helping, August 1, 2007. http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6464471.html