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Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Ph.D., is a professor and coordinator of the School Library Media Program in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her current research, she focuses on social justice issues in youth library services, connected learning, and the role of school librarians in education reform.
Julie Stivers is the school librarian at Mt. Vernon Middle School in Wake County, NC. Her research interests include diverse youth literature, graphic novels, and equity in the library.