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About
Heidi K. Hammond
has twenty-three years of experience as a school librarian at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and she coordinates the school library media specialist portion of the MLIS program at St. Catherine University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Hammond served on the 2011 Randolph Caldecott Award Committee (Association for Library Service to Children) that selected A Sick Day for Amos McGee. She was a member of the 2013 Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee (Young Adult Library Services Association) that selected Tamora Pierce. She has also served on the editorial board of SLR, School Library Research (American Association of School Librarians).
 
Gail D. Nordstrom
rediscovered the power and delight of children's books as a youth services librarian for Stillwater (Minnesota) Public Library, where she worked with children, teens, and caregivers for nineteen years. She is currently the public library consultant for Viking Library System in west central Minnesota.
Gail continues to share her enthusiasm for children's literature in workshops and conferences. Nordstrom served on the 2011 Randolph Caldecott Award Committee (Association for Library Service to Children) that selected A Sick Day for Amos McGee. She was also a member of the 2002 John Newbery Award Committee (ALSC) that selected A Single Shard. She has organized local Newbery and Caldecott mock discussions for librarians and teachers since 1997. Gail has served as judge for the Minnesota Book Awards and is a member of the Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Selection Committee.
 
     
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