About the Bloggers

CURRENT CONTRIBUTORS

Sam Eddington


Sam is a hedgehog enthusiast who attempts to shoehorn as many hedgehog references as possible into his job as Training & Programming Coordinator for the Eastern Shore Regional Library.

He has served as chair of the ALSC Education Committee and co-chair of the ALSC Organization and Bylaws Committee, and was a 2014 Morris Seminar participant. He is also the author of two nonfiction books, Diamond in the Desert: A History of the Amargosa Valley Library, and The Hedgehoggiary, as well as poetry that has appeared in several literary journals.

His favorite Newbery winners are Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell, When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, and Criss Cross, by Lynne Rae Perkins.

Tess Goldwasser



Tess is a magical ukulele-playing octopus in the guise of a children's librarian. She currently baffles patrons with her fashion choices at the St. Mary's County Library.

She has served on the Stonewall Book Award Committee, the GLBTRT News Committee, and the GLBTRT Advocacy Committee.

Her favorite Newbery winners are Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg, and The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin


PAST CONTRIBUTOR

Rachael Stein



Rachael was one of the founders of this blog, and a contributor for many years, until her transition to the world of correctional libraries.

Her favorite Newbery winners are A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien, and The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman.

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