Rebecca J. Morris, MLIS, PhD, earned her master's degree and doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh and her undergraduate degree in elementary education at Pennsylvania State University. Rebecca teaches graduate courses in school librarianship and youth library services. Rebecca has published articles in journals including School Library Research, Knowledge Quest, School Libraries Worldwide, Teacher Librarian and the Journal of Research on Young Adults in Libraries. She is the author of School Libraries and Student Learning: A Guide for School Leaders (Harvard Education Publishing Group, 2015). Rebecca is a former elementary classroom teacher and middle school librarian.
Susan Kowalski is the middle school librarian at Pine Grove Middle School in the East Syracuse Minoa School District and is a 2003 graduate of Syracuse University. Pine Grove Library was recognized as National School Library Program of the Year in 2011 and Kowalski was honored with the "I Love My Librarian" Award in 2012. You can follow her on Twitter @spkowalski.