Amanda Jones is the 2021 School Library Journal Co-Librarian of the Year, a 2021 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and is the 2020 Louisiana School Librarian of the Year. She is President of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians, a 2019 AASL Social Media Superstar, the 2022-2023 AASL Chapter Assembly Secretary, and the 2023 AASL National Conference Committee Co-Chair. She earned her master’s in education administration, along with her reading specialist endorsement from Southeastern Louisiana University. Find out more about her at librarianjones.com.
Courtney Pentland, MEd, is the school librarian for North Star High School in Lincoln, NE, adjunct faculty for the University of Nebraska-Omaha Library Sciences program, and a past-president for the Nebraska School Librarians Association. She is the current president-elect for the American Association of School Librarians. She earned her master’s in secondary education and master’s endorsement in K-12 library science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. You can follow her library adventures on Twitter @livluvlibrary
Melissa Thom, MA, is a teacher librarian at Bristow Middle School in West Hartford, CT. She earned a master’s in elementary education from Northern Arizona University and a master’s in educational psychology with a concentration in gifted and talented development from the University of Connecticut. She spent twelve years teaching grades 4-6 as a classroom teacher, and five years ago, she earned her library media specialist certification from the ARCLMS program. She is active in the national school librarian community and serves as vice president of the Connecticut Association of School Librarians. Twitter and Instagram: @MsThomBookitis.