Board Members

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Co-directors

  • Meghan Harper, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University
  • Alexa L. Sandmann, Ed.D., Director and Professor, School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, College of Education, Health and Human Services, Kent State University

Board Members

  • Michelle Baldini, M.L.S., School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • Belinda Boon, M.L.I.S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • Carolyn M. Burrier, M.L.S., Youth Services Coordinator, Akron-Summit County  Public Library, Akron, Ohio
  • Ione Cowen
  • Jaime Declet, Public Services Dyad Manager, Cleveland Public Library
  • Christina Getrost, M.L.S., Teen Librarian, Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, Stow, Ohio
  • Yvette Kirksey
  • Marianne Martens, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • Leslie Molnar, Youth Services (retired), Cuyahoga County Public Library
  • Sue McCleaf Nespeca, Children’s Literature / Early Literacy Specialist, Kid Lit Plus Consulting
  • Mary Anne Nichols, M.L.S., Senior Lecturer, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • Janice Ridgeway, Head, Branches and Outreach Services (retired), Cleveland Public Library
  • Dawn Rivers, Library Media Specialist, Shaker Heights Middle School
  • David Tirpak

Emeriti Board Members

  • Carolyn S. Brodie, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • Darwin Henderson, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor, College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Celia Huffman, Ph.D., Youth Services Manager (retired), Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dan Maclachlan (deceased)
  • Anthony Manna, Ph.D., Writer; Distinguished Professor (retired), College of Education, Health and Human Services, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio